Saturday, 29 September 2012

Temple Sowerby to Threlkeld........

Gloria's report, with Lyn's pictures..........

Our first joint exhibition of quilts, embroideries, textiles and local crafts was held at Temple Sowerby Village Hall on September 15th and 16th.

A display of stunning quilts, intricate embroideries, Christmas ideas, cushions and local children's craft work filled the hall.
We organised two workshops and demonstrated crewel embroidery and sashiko quilting during the weekend.

A children's charity quilt was started and the hundred Japanese squares needed will be completed at Threlkeld Village Hall on 20th,21st and 22nd of October.
The catering was excellent and the whole effort was very friendly and helpful. Monies raised were for the hall and the Young Quilters.

I will add the names of the creators of this work as soon as I get them!
Our exhibitions are usually once every two years. This year, however , there are three!

The third one will be at Threlkeld Village Hall, 20th,21st, 22nd of October, when there will be a different selection of work.See the poster below.

We'd love to see you there!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Chinese Bags /AGM

September Meeting

Our September meeting began  with the AGM, and in the afternoon, Sally Evans brought along fabrics from her inexhaustible stash, and showed us how to make the clever little Chinese tobacco bags she had displayed at the exhibition in July. We set about hand-stitching  and although the bags weren't quite complete when we packed away, we were all nearly there!

Val remains in post as Chairman, Zena as Secretary, and Lesley is now fledgling Treasurer.Thanks to Lena for her work over the last six years.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Out and about...... Jersey

Jersey Embroiderers Guild Exhibition 2012

While I was in Jersey recently. I came upon a poster advertising the Jersey embroiderers exhibition of work. at the Jersey Museum. I'm always intrigued to see what other groups and branches do, so I went along. Unlike our one-day exhibition in July, this was in place for a few weeks, so the exhibits were all carefully mounted and framed for display, and no-one from the guild was there to congratulate on the lovely work. Here are some of the exhibits.....

 Kay Pirouet
Canvaswork and shells

Jill Campbell
Autumn Landscape

 Teresa Coffey 
Machine  Stitching

Margery Loatt
Jersey Stamps

Jan Aygun
Blackwork Sampler

 Rosalie Hollis
Machine and Hand Embroidery

Ann Winder

Jill Campbell 
Heart Sampler in Blackwork

Hand-Stitched Sheep

 Daphne McCready
Fairy Slippers

 More fairy slippers; The chocs were a group project.

Jan Aygun
Shell and canvas work

I also got to see the Occupation Tapestry on display at the Maritime Museum. Pictures of this are available online, so I won't upload them all, but here are a few. What a project!

There are twelve scenes in all, each made by one of the parishes in Jersey, depicting life under occupation in WW11