Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Nuno Felt

Sandra K. has now finished working on the piece of nuno felt she made at the September meeting. The muslin was dyed sea greens, purples and blues and it was going to be an undersea picture. However after the felt was worked vigorously it took on the shape of a dress so it was turned into a" mermaid's dress"!!!

Embellisher Work

Maureen has been on an embellisher course at Alston Hall where she made this beautiful landscape with crimson poppies.
She also completed her shoe from the November meeting with a flower made in the same way as the poppies.
It has made me think that I need an embellisher for my birthday!!!!

December Meeting 2011 Talk by Fobbles

Our meeting started with a talk by Beverley Trembath from Fobbles on how she set up the shop,found premises and the stock she now carries. It was a very interesting and amusing talk. She brought items for us to purchase so we could treat ourselves to some early Christmas presents!

Our Christmas competition was to make a calendar. Anne was voted the winner for the pretty circular calendar in the top left corner. Well done Anne!

As this was our last meeting before Christmas we also had our Jacob' Join and you can see us all enjoying the food and the Christmas atmosphere. Thank you everyone for the donations of food. Hope you all have a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year .

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Knitting and Stitching Show Harrogate November 2011

On Friday 25th November we had our annual trip to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate. We went by coach with practically everyone clutching their shopping lists and their empty bags ready to be filled!
The venue was very crowded with like minded people looking for that special something they cannot buy at home and scanning the displays for inspiration for their next project.
The displays were beautiful and the colours and textures everywhere were mind boggling. My particular favourite display was the Prestonpans Tapestry which was far longer than the Bayeux Tapestry. There are three pictures below.
By the end of the afternoon we had all had a good day and our bags were full with goodies!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

The Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition of Work Barton Grange Garden Centre Nov 2011

These photographs were taken at the travelling Exhibition of some of the pieces in the Guild's collection. We thought that those of you who were unable to attend might like to see them. The photographs are courtesy of Jennifer.

Friday, 4 November 2011


No prizes for guessing who made this sandal for the Greek Messenger God Hermes!!!!!!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

November Meeting 2011 Fun with Shoes

This month we welcomed Helen McKenna with her decorated and embroidered shoes; samples of which you can see in the picture.

Helen explained that we could either decorate an existing pair of shoes or make our own from card and pelmet vilene.

The first thing we did was to make our own fabric to cover our shoes.

The fabrics we created can be seen in the small pictures.

Once the fabric had been made we began to cover our shoes. Most members got as far as this and then took their shoes home to add decoration and the finishing touches.
Hopefully some completed shoes will be brought to the next meeting.Those members who took part in the workshop found it enjoyable and different to our usual workshops. One member is already looking for dancing lessons so that she can try hers out! Thank you Helen for introducing us to something unusual.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Craft Fair 2011

A big thank you to all of our members who helped by making items to sell, looked after the stall and attended the craft fair last Saturday. The sales table looked very attractive and tempting.
However, because of the economic climate attendance was fairly low and people who did attend were being careful with their money. Despite this we still managed to raise £93-50 which will help subsidise some of our workshops. A big thank you once again for your support.