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, 5 December 2015

December Meeting - Must be Crackers!

There was so much going on at our Christmas meeting it was a struggle to fit it all in! 
There was the raffle, with a smashing star prize of a big pile of boxed goodies, which was won by Jane - there were lots of other prizes too though, with a gold theme which meant lots of lovely chocolates! 
We had our Christmas Cracker gift exchange - very exciting! 
Members who wished to take part made a cracker (most of them using a template provided a few months ago) and filled it with a small gift. We put them all together on display, and as raffle tickets were drawn, you could choose a cracker to take home. 
They all looked beautiful, and many also contained hand-made gifts. 

You can see how hard it was to choose! 

Then there was the quiz, set by Sue B, with a lingerie theme - very fitting, as Sue owns a bra shop in Brighouse! She also provided lovely prizes for the winning team. 
Wyn showed us how to make Christmas baubles, using polystyrene egg-shapes - only a few were finished on the night but as you can see they are very effective, and they are easy to match to your colour scheme. 


Last but not least there was our splendid Christmas supper, with members all bringing some food to share. The counter was literally groaning under the weight of it all! 

Some members have even had time to do some sewing in and among their festive preparations. (How do they do that?!)

Vanessa has been carrying on with some work we started a few months ago, using melted wax crayons to make a background for stitch. She's used lots of french knots and pistil stitches to embellish her colourful work. 

Sue has been on a workshop with Anne Brooke and has made a collaged box showing all the different places that she has lived during her life. 

Merry Christmas to you all - see you and more of your lovely work in the New Year!