Thursday, 27 January 2011

January Meeting...... The Mystery Stitch....

The Mystery Stitch........... we were randomly assigned a stitch, and direction to experiment with, in the first of three workshops . Armed with stitch books, needles and threads, we began.

Where to, next?

Our next informal meeting will be at Pat's house, on Thursday February 3rd, from 10am onwards. As usual, bring your own lunch, or things to share. And this time, our stitchery jumble!  Bring along any threads, fabrics, or other stitchery bits you'd like to 'rehome'! The last one was great fun, and lots of goodies changed hands. Bring some of your ongoing work to do inbetween.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Pictures at last!

Better late than never, pictures of some of the stitching at our informal meeting, two weeks ago, at The Friends' Meeting House.

Two 'Friends' Squares   (Gloria and Val)

Lyn's Machine embroidery on velvet

Marilyn's Stumpwork in progress

Patchwork   (remind me whose?)

Sally's Ruskin lace

Melanie's applique tea-cosy

Moira's Quaker design

Monday, 10 January 2011

Message from Macclesfield Branch

Macclesfield and District branch are showing more than 80 pieces of members' work in Samplings, an exhibition that shows how we have experimented with a wide range of stitches, techniques, threads and fabrics, styles and media, plus items from our personal collections. Samplings is in the Gallery at Jobling Gowler solicitors, 250 Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 8AD from 10 Jan to 18 Feb, Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm and entry is free. You simply need to ring the bell and say you have come to see the exhibition.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Our first informal meeting of 2011 drew fourteen of us to the Friends' Meeting House in Keswick today. A good crowd, and lots of different aspects of needlework being worked on in between the chatting and catching up. Patchwork, Knitting, stumpwork and applique, Machine embroidery and crewel work, progress on some of those coloured squares for the newly-refurbished Meeting House,  are some of the examples of members' work today. I photographed several pieces, ready to upload here. Sadly, I then left the camera in the Meeting House, and though it is being kept safe, I will have to post the pictures later. Actually not for a fortnight! Embarrassing!

It was good to see everyone again, and look at what we're all doing, and to troop over to Booths for lunch.
Shame about those photos!