Thursday, 17 March 2016

Sew-In, continuing lines

Our group met on Tuesday morning for a sew-in. These mornings are lovely and relaxed with gentle chatter and giggles. Following on from our March meeting, some continued with the embroidered lines idea. Anne brought with her the amazing collection of samples, which her students had done in the past and never collected, and I managed to get some photos. 


Various stitches used to great effect. These samples are made with just one stitch and its variations.

Even just straight lines in a variety of threads can be very effective.

A yummy selection of threads and fabrics

Our next meeting is a meal out. If you haven't already, can you contact Clare to say you are coming.





Monday, 7 March 2016

March Lines

It might have been a cold, dark, wet night but there was a great turn out to our latest evening meeting which was held in Murton Village Institute where we looked at Lines in Embroidery; using stitches and threads creatively. Anne and Catherine showed an impressive collection of worked pieces, it was fascinating to see what could be created using a colour scheme and one type of stitch.

There was a real buzz to the room as we all started to embroider lines using a familiar stitch and then learning a new stitch. There was plenty of inspiration available via books, the pieces brought in and Anne and Catherine were very encouraging.

It was decided that we would make samples/pieces for an exhibition. The maximum size to be 10" square, to be continued at our 'Sew In' mornings or individually at home. 

Our next meeting is a 'Sew In', 9.30am to 12.30pm Tuesday 15th March.

Other news.
1. We were joined by a new member, Pat.

2.  The Fellsiders Art & Craft Exhibition, Murton Institute, 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday/Sunday, 2nd/3rd April. Minimal charge. If you live within Murton Parish you can exhibit, contact Is Tina Wragg, contact as above for details.

3. Trip to Edinburgh, Knitting & Stitching show, Saturday 30th April. Some seats still available, cost approximately £28 which includes ticket to show. Pick up in Brough, Appleby and Penrith, timings to be confirmed. Contact as above, if you would like to go. Group members get priority.