June brought our regular event, the biannual Faith Supper (which was lovely, as usual, with lots of home-made goodies) and the much-anticipated Mystery Night with Davina.
First though, we had a presentation of awards from Regional Day for our successful competition entrants Janice and Margaret (see below post for close-up pictures of their entries) - Janice won the Maggie Judges Floral Trophy which is a sweet Moorcroft vase that Janice gets to keep for a year, and Margaret won 3rd prize in the Coats Anchor Award.
Here they are with our Chair, Wyn.
Davina got her glamorous assistant Zelda (AKA Margaret) to hand out envelopes to us all. They contained a piece of white fabric, two shades of stranded cotton, and a piece of white ribbon; Davina then explained to us how to make "humbugs" which we could use a scissor charms or for any other purpose we could think of! Our instructions had been to bring a needle and white thread, and these were used to sew a design on the white fabric with the coloured cotton, and then to stitch up the seams of the humbug.
Here are the results of our efforts (we didn't all quite finish in the allotted time, and as you can see, we are sharing the scissors...)
We are a group of women (but men are welcome!) who have an interest in textile art and embroidery. We are of mixed abilities and there is no need for you to be able to sew to come and join us - there are no tests!New members are always welcome - why not call in and join us as a guest for a few months?
Meeting fee for visitors is only £5.
Our meetings vary - we have talks and workshops, show and tell - we also have lots of weekend workshops and playdays. For details of what's coming up (and what's been and gone!) check out our programme below...