Saturday, 23 November 2013

Knitting and Stitching Show Harrogate 2013

We had our annual trip to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate on Friday. We started off on a cold frosty morning from Grange Station and picked up more members on route. We arrived in Harrogate about 10:20 tickets in hand and bags ready to be filled with goodies over our arms!

There were some really good displays of work by well known textile artists such as Jan Beaney, Jean Littlejohn, Bobby Britnall, Ruth Issett etc and demonstrations of what to do with new items on the market.
There were all our usual favourite stalls to stock up on our favourite items.
By the time 4 o'clock came we were all tired and ready to get on the bus for our trip home clutching our purchases from a good day well spent!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Starry Night in Twenty Pieces

Starry Night one of our group projects  is now completed and it looks amazing. The members were very pleased with their efforts when it was shown to them at the last meeting.

We will be displaying it in the library exhibition in December and at the Storey Gallery in Lancaster next year as part of the North West Region Exhibition "The Ties that Bind Us."

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Pixies Washing Line November Meeting 2013

This month was led by Sandra W. one of our own members on making items to hang on a Pixies washing line. The original idea had been supplied by Agnes and when members had thought it rather fun we made the decision to have a go, and use the items for our Christmas competition and decoration for our Christmas party.
Sandra had cut out some templates for us to use and we set about choosing the felt for the outfits and ways of embellishing them.
These will definately be the best dressed pixies in the country looking at the outfits in progress below.

Thank you Sandra for leading the workshop and look out for the finished items decorating our Christmas Party!

Dorothy has turned a piece of her silk paper with skeleton leaves into a light shade for a tea light. It looks very pretty especially as the bulb changes colour. We all feel there is a lot more we could do with the iron method silk paper but need more time to explore the possibilities.
Dorothy's Tea Light