Sunday, 28 April 2013

Regional Day 27th April 2013

Yesterday almost half our members were able to attend Regional Day as it was fairly near to us at Kirkby Lonsdale.
We were welcomed with tea/coffee and we were informed drinks would be on tap all day. 
There was a variety of exhibitions and demonstrations including patchwork, smocking and lacemaking.Anyone who wished to buy material or threads to add to their stash was able to go to the Trade Stands.
The host branches of Kirkby Lonsdale and Appleby had mounted a beautiful display of their work and we were particularly taken with the boxes.

The raffle prizes of filled bags were set out in one of the rooms and looked very appealing but all of our members were unlucky!

 The competition pieces were displayed in another room.

 One of our own members, Sandra Kendall, won the Rosebowl with a piece entitled King Cotton. Well Done Sandra!

We were well looked after at lunch time with a nice meal and particularly tasty puddings.
After lunch we all settled down in the hall to listen to a very interesting talk by Jacqui Carey on Elizabethan Stitching.
It was a very enjoyable day and all thanks must go to the host branches.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

April meeting Tie Challenge followed by a talk on Indian Embroidery By Liz Matthews

In the morning of this month's meeting we made a start on making flowers from the ties we had been given by the regional committee for the "Tie Challenge".
  Some of our members had already made a flower at home, some had half finished ones and some were still at the design stage. You can see the beginning of our efforts below!

We have yet to decide how we are going to display them!

In the afternoon we had a very interesting talk on Indian Embroidery by Liz Matthews but there are no pictures because my camera batteries went flat! Sorry about that!

A few more members brought their completed stump work animals and they look super.

Well Done Everybody!