Saturday, 31 July 2010

Talk by Jean Surrey - 14th August

At our next meeting on 14th August we will be welcoming Jean Surrey who will give a talk on 'Grandma's workbox'. This will be about 19th century workboxes and their contents, and Jean will bring along examples from her collection to show us.

The colours for the colour raffle are:
Mandarin Fish-orange, purple, brown, green,yellow & pink (multicolour)

Here's a picture of the mandarin fish:

Saturday, 3 July 2010


Sue and Tracey will be retiring at our AGM in September and they have set the members a challenge – to make a ‘one page booklet’ from fabric.
You can use any theme, colour and techniques that you prefer and these will be displayed for judging at the AGM on September 11th.
Information sheets are available at our meetings – but  you will need -
A piece of fabric 10” x 7” approx. – plain, patterned, dyed, painted or printed.  You can then hand or machine stitch; patchwork or applique, and embellish with decoration on one or both sides.
Full details of folding and cutting are in the hand-out.  If you haven’t got one please ask at the next meeting or if you can’t get there and would like to take part I am sure one could be posted or e.mailed – contact Sue or Tracey.

We get distracted from our stitching at this time of year, when the sun shines, the garden needs doing and holidays are on the horizon!!  SO – you will need to get started soon. 

The two made by Sue and Tracey are shown below .


Looking forward to seeing at least 40!!!!!!

Friday, 2 July 2010


Marie Brown from Preston Branch will be running a Hands-on session for us on ‘The Distorted Stitch’.

You will need to bring the following requirements -
A 12inch square (or 30cm) of multi-coloured or space dyed cotton fabric.
Quilters wadding or felt the same size.
Piping cord or string.
Strong threads to match fabric.
Needles and scissors.

Look forward to seeing you all then.


THE COLOUR RAFFLE FOR THAT DAY IS –Yellow ribbon sweet-lips – a cute little creature.  Colours to include – lime green, pale blue, and black.