Thursday, 19 August 2010

September 18th – Black-work workshop day

A week after our monthly meeting we are running a full day workshop on Blackwork with Elizabeth Almond – there are places left so please contact Karen Hurrell or Sue Chisnall.  Kits will be available to purchase on the day, so no need to worry about the correct fabrics and threads to bring.

Elizabeth has a website – and there is a link to her blog which provides lots of hints, tips and ideas about blackwork design – she also has a few patterns which you can download as freebies.
It should be a good day – I love the counted thread techniques and blackwork especially can be so effective.


Hello again – I have been away for a while and missed the August meeting, so hope you are all refreshed from you ‘hols’ if you have already had them, or perhaps you are still looking forward to them?
Whichever it is I look forward to catching up will all of you at our AGM on the 11th, and if you have all worked hard to make the Chairmen’s Challenge, hope to see lots and lots of entries – mine is not quite finished, but will be I’m sure!!

Following the AGM when we will be gaining some new committee members and officers, we will have a talk by Lesley Mercer on ‘Project Linus’ – a volunteer organisation who aim to provide a sense of comfort and security for sick and traumatised children of all ages, through the provision of home made patchwork quilts and knitted blankets.  This idea originated in December 1995 in the USA and since then over 3 million quilts and blankets have been delivered worldwide.

Started in the UK in March 2000 over 122,000 quilts and blankets have been delivered so far in this country – the aim being to deliver quilts as locally as possible to their makers.  It should be a fascinating talk with lots of samples to see.

We have a new colour raffle for the year, starting with our September meeting – no pictures this time but interesting titles – the one for September is “You’ve been Tangoed” – wonder what that can be?????

I shall be putting our new programme for 2010-11 on the Branch web page soon so please log in to check out what we have in store for the coming year.