All three of our members had chosen to make a stitched book with Frances Pickering.
Frances brought with her many of her stitched books which were inspirational as you can see from the pictures below.
The covers were made from pelmet vilene which was coloured with transfer dyes. The pages were also coloured with dyes and then stitched to the cover to make a book. The pages were then ready to draw on and stitch into about a subject of the members choice.
Elizabeth completed her cover and stitched in the pages. She began working on the pages, including some of her own photographs taken on a recent holiday in Scotland. The book will be about the machair found in the Hebrides.
Jennifer finished the cover and made a bookmark for her book. She sewed in the pages and took it home to complete.It will be a book on memories.
Sandra completed the cover and sewed in the pages. She then started working on the pages and has nearly covered 4. Only 36 pages to go!
The crewel work group produced beautiful embroidery with a modern slant on 3D crewel work, including a pea pod, a hare a butterfly and flowers with a rabbit.