Sunday, 27 October 2013

Craft Fair Lower Holker Village Hall Oct. 2013

On Saturday 26th October we had a sales table at the Craft fair in Cark to raise money for our funds. 
A big thank you to all members who made items to sell, helped on the day or came and supported the event. Buying was slow but steady and we raised £126 in profit.

We had a wide and varied selection of items as you can see from the pictures and the money raised will go towards our workshops.
Thank You to Everyone.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Emperor Hawk Moths

One of our members Sandra Kendall was approached by Kendal Museum over the possibility of loaning her entry to the Reticule Challenge  to the Museum so they could display it with some of their collection of moths and butterflies.
The moths are displayed in the basement with entries to the  Wildlife photographer of the Year, along with other animals and another case of embroidery.
 You can see Sandra's moths below in the museum case and some close ups.
Display case in Kendal Museum
Female Emperor Hawk Moth

Male Emperor Hawk Moth
Sandra is delighted that the Museum considers her moths worthy of display.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

October Meeting 2013 A.G.M. followed by Exploring Stitches

After our A.G.M. we explored four more stitches by popular request. Members worked the basic stitch and then varied it by using different threads and/or working the stitch in different ways.

The first stitch was French Knots led by Mary who demonstrated the basic stitch and then showed ways of working it with tails and in the round.

Members working French Knots with Mary
Feather Stitch was led by Maureen including closed and double Feather Stitch.
Members working Feather Stitch with Maureen

Stem Stitch was led by Gillian including Whipped and Stem Stitch filling.
Members working with Gillian

Joanna led the group on Woven Circles including Whipped Circles.

Members working with Joanna
Members worked on each stitch for about 40 mins and then moved to the next. Most managed about 3 different stitches.
A most enjoyable afternoon and thanks to Mary, Gillian, Joanna and Maureen for leading the groups.