Friday, 27 June 2014

Our exhibition of work will take place at The Moot Hall, in the centre of Keswick, on the 4th July, from 10am to 4pm.
Entry is free, and refreshments will be available all day. members' work will be on show, and there will be a fabric tombola, a sales table, a sale of pre-owned embroidery books and magazines.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

May Meeting Beading

Beaded Bookmark
Our May meeting was a workshop with  Gillian Forsyth, who took on the challenge of teaching us how to make a beaded bookmark. I think it's fair to say that our experience of beading was varied, and some of us found it harder to pick up than others! Fairly good eyesight, a steady hand and concentration seem to be the key to this, and there were many expressions of frustration as we mastered the first few steps. 
          Gillian brought with her examples of her lovely work to encourage us.

The scale and intricacy of these items is amazing.
The tools and the beads......

And one finished bookmark, notably made by a visitor, who is a beader!
Ours are still in progress, and will be finished, hopefully, by the exhibition in July.
A good day!