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...

Saturday, 8 November 2014

November Meeting - A bit of Stitching, a bit of Folding, and a lot of chatting!

No speaker for our November meeting but still lots going on. Firstly we learned about upcoming Regional Events and hopefully by now members are stitching away at their entries into the Regional Competitions in June - Journeys, Maps and a Flower beginning with "E". We had lots of new members and visitors - there was hardly a seat left!

Next Davina showed us how to make different types of folding books to display our "Stitch Challenge" two-inch stitch samples, and helpfully brought us all some ready-cut paper to start our books off. 
Then, Wyn showed us how to use button-hole / blanket stitch to embellish any ring-shaped item and turn it into something beautiful (drinking straws, who'd have thought?)
Here's Wyn's gorgeous Buttonhole Stitch sample to give you an idea of what it could have looked like...

Purely by coincidence, Sue had been working on some Dorset buttons (same technique but the seam is on the inside) and had embellished them with bunches of flowers...tiny but perfectly formed, as you can see (penny included to show scale).

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