The ancient Egyptians believed that TOPAZ was coloured with a golden glow of the mighty sun god Ra and that Topaz was very powerful and protected against harm.
Prior to our afternoon meeting we are holding a coffee morning – as detailed below. After a talk by the local organiser of the Project last year, several members decided that they would like to form a working group to support the Charity.
They have so far made a total of 45 quilts and 53 knitted blankets mostly using donated fabrics and wools.
PROJECT LINUS - COFFEE MORNING
AT PARBOLD VILLAGE HALL
10.30a.m to 1 p.m
ORGANISED BY THE BRANCH
IN SUPPORT OF THE CHARITY WHICH MAKES QUILTS AND BLANKETS FOR TRAUMATISED CHILDREN IN
HOSPITALS, HOSPICES AND AT HOME.
AN ENTRY FEE OF £2 INCLUDES REFRESHMENTS
AND THERE WILL BE A WIDE SELECTION OF ITEMS TO PURCHASE.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU
Visitors will be most welcome to join us for the morning and maybe stay on, to hear our speaker - Michaela Smith - talking about “Fabric Landscapes”.
On Saturday 5th November we are holding a workshop entitled “Fabulous Fibre Fusion” – a day spent experimenting with a variety of fibre techniques to make small samples which can be further developed at home. There may even be some time to start some stitching SO if you would like to attend and haven’t already booked, please get in touch with Sue Chisnall – I think there are a few places left.
We now have a set of 12 cards completed with one or two more to come in – they all look very colourful and will be on display at the Regional AGM this Saturday (15th October) at Garstang.
We have the flag, national flower, various costume designs and a map as well as various country scenes – mostly taken from research on different websites.
Everyone was supplied with a card dress shape which they have to cover for the display of Horrocks style dresses at the Regional Day in Preston next year.
We worked with 2 methods – either printing onto plain fabrics which can be combined with commercially printed fabrics or using Transfer painted papers to create striped, floral or linear designs based on the styles of the Horrocks dresses from the 1950s.
It was a very busy afternoon but everyone managed to get some printing or ironing off done to take home and work on, so we now look forward to the results which we need completed by our February meeting next year – so plenty of time to get stitching.
I suggested that some of us (of the right age) might like to look out old photographs or memorabilia to put together a display for the event on April 28th 2012 – so again plenty of time, but do let me have them a.s.a.p as some of the old grainy pictures need to be improved for printing – at least mine does! We all seemed to look the same in those days – not much individuality really.
The Branch meets on the second Saturday of every month at the Parbold Village Hall, The Green, Parbold, Lancashire (just off the M6 at Junction 27).
Doors open at 2p.m for 2.30p.m
We have a varied programme of Talks, Demonstrations and Hands-on sessions .
In addition we run 3 or 4 full day workshops throughout the year on separate Saturdays to our main meeting.
New members and visitors are always welcome - do come along to see what we do.