Tuesday, 12 July 2011



It was a damp afternoon but about 100 people turned out to see Kathleen’s work and have afternoon tea at the village cricket club.

Kathleen was thrilled that so many people had come to see her work, which spanned about 50 of her 61 years as a member of the Guild.  She hardly had any time to have a cup of tea – there were so many people wanting to know how she had made her pieces.

The grand sum of £500+ was raised for Marie Curie care.

I hope that I can put together an article soon which will include photographs of some of her work.


My selection of threads and fabrics from the ‘Dyeing’ workshop has amazingly been made up into a finished cushion.  I must be slipping – finding time to actually make something!!!

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Dip-dyed threads and pattern dyeing.
These were used to create the very ‘jazzy’ cushion which goes with none of my furniture but was fun to make!

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We now have 9 cards so if anyone has not quite finished can you please bring them to our October meeting for stitching together.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

HANDS-ON FINAL STAGE–Choose & Construct’

The third and final stage of this Hands-on series leads to a completed ‘Journal Quilt’ from paper, paint, thread, beads, buttons etc.
Sue and Tracey had worked hard to plan these three sessions and bring them to an interesting conclusion – not many of our members had stitched into paper before but the results so far are truly amazing.

Some are shown below.

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Pat Oxley – based on Klimt

parbold plus 019                                         Ann Stark – a sunny theme

parbold plus 020 A garden theme.

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Sue Tyldesley has combined her cards onto one of her dyed backgrounds – nice idea Sue.

Can’t wait to see the finished pieces – bring them to the next meeting  ladies – just a bit of homework for everyone!!!


4 August to 4 September 2011- 'Natural Fibres'
An exhibition of  contemporary and traditional textiles  by Natural Progression  - reflecting aspects of the fauna and flora of Mere Sands wood.
at the Visitors Centre, Mere Sands Wood Wildlife Trust nature reserve, Holmeswood Road, Rufford, Lancs L40 1TG (along shared drive with Meresands Kennels).
Open 9.30am to 5.00pm daily (closed Fridays)-
No admission charge but voluntary donations to Wildlife Trust accepted.
Disabled access and parking.
Enjoy the walks & lakes until 8.00pm.Tel- 01704 821809 
It is advisable to phone to check that centre is open. 
Preview is being held on Sunday 7 August 2.00pm to 4.00pm - Open to all.