Wednesday, 21 October 2015


September, October.........!
It doesn't seem possible that we're already most of the way through October!  It is a while since I posted anything on this blog, so this is a catching up exercise.
Our September meeting was the AGM, when we thanked Val for her term as Chairman, and welcomed Debbie to the role. Pat has planned a varied and interesting programme for the rest of the year, with lots of techniques to learn, and tutors to inspire.
The business part of the meeting was followed by member Gloria Walker's workshop, where we started to make a tote-bag using plastic canvas. 34 squares of large-count canvas are needed for the bag, so even the most dedicated of us were not destined to finish in the day, but we made a good start, and we all took away some of the squares embroidered,  with lots more to work on.

We also looked at the Guild's  pattern-darning folio, to inspire us for October's workshop.

The October meeting was led by Val, who led us through the making of a bookmark, employing this very precise technique. As we were working on a fine count fabric, with one strand of thread, conversation gave way to quiet concentration, ( and the occasional expression of frustration!) as we got to grips with pattern-darning.
Most of us had made good progress by the end of the workshop, and this is another  'work in progress' to be shown at a future date.