Sunday, 22 January 2012

January Meeting Wessex Stitchery

Sally Evans has an amazing knowledge of all kinds of embroidery, and in our January meeting she introduced us to Wessex Stitchery. A counted thread technique  'invented' in the 1920's/30's  , it is suitable to use on different weights of fabric, and with almost any threads, as long as they are bright. Once the basic stitches are mastered, the possibilities are endless.

Some of us had not heard of Wessex Stitchery until now, and it is interesting to note that the comprehensive book about this technique,not very old, is very hard to come by, now............ one copy on Amazon is for sale for £326!!!!

Below are some of our efforts , and also some of Sally's  more finished work in Wessex Stitchery.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Sun came out!

Thursday 5th January 2012

The first meeting of 2012 was our informal in Threlkeld, and the weather was awful when everyone left home. It's been so long since we've seen the sun in these parts that we hardly recognised it when it made its appearance, late morning!

It was good to get together after the Christmas and New Year break, and catch up with all our news, enjoy a shared lunch and see what others are doing in the way of sewing projects.

              We have our  postcards ready, now;  our assigned country was Lesotho. 

Also completed; Val's Lutradur book from the November  workshop;

Next meeting, in two weeks, at The Friends' meeting House in Keswick.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

First Informal of 2012!

Happy New Year!

Just a reminder that our first informal meeting of the the new year will be Thursday 5th January, at Pat's house in Threlkeld. Bring some sewing, along with either your lunch or something to share, and something for the raffle.

See you there!