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...

Sunday, 29 May 2016

May Playday - Quilt Top in a Day

I think when Wyn mooted this subject for a Playday, she had seen someone demonstrating a quilt top in an hour, but that would be pushing it a bit even for the most dedicated of our stitchers, especially when allowing time for chatting and cake-eating! 
Most members started off with a "jelly-roll" of fabric (jelly rolls are made of strips of 2.5" wide fabric which are cut into lengths and then all rolled up - jelly roll is the American name for swiss roll). This is an example of a "jelly roll" made up of complementary colours of fabric.

The strips are then sorted out and stitched together along their longest sides, either in rows, or in ever-expanding squares, or other suitable designs. 

 The following photographs show pieces that members 
have started to stitch together. 

The stitched pieces are then pressed from the back to flatten the seams.

By the end of the day, members had pretty much accomplished their missions, 
with some beautiful results! 





Sue B


Wyn again



Sue H



Visitor Paula

Abi (sorry it's a bit blurry!) 


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