Friday, 11 November 2011

November meeting

Basic machining by Maggie Harris.

Members really learnt a great deal about the sewing machine and its capabilitiesand also lots of fun at the same time-- of course.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

October meeting

The October meeting was great fun with Maggie's workshop " Stitches -Use and Abuse.

The members also bought along the finished bags from Maureen's workshop last month.... we are all officially "bag" ladies. We all had great fun.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Congratulations Cricklade



Champion of Champions

Well done everyone.

Have a look here for more details

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Cricklade in Bloom

Cricklade has very proudly reached the finals in the RHS Britain in Bloom top finalists.

In support we have displayed our Embroideries of the North Meadow, in the Town information

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Lydiard House and Park 2011

Our June meeting took place at Lydiard as planned and we enjoyed the morning in glorious sunshine exploring the walled garden and park for recording ideas by drawing or taking photos, in the hope of inspiring our next Exhibition for Lydiard called " Traditions".

Many of us also visited the Church, and despite having drawn and taken photos before, we found new ideas and inspirations this time

After a wonderful lunch in the new tearooms or in the " hut" which we hired for the day.. we went into the house to meet Sophie the curator. Sophie treated us to a wonderful talk and explanation about the textiles in the house, and allowed us to handle some of the pieces using white gloves of course.

This photo is of the black shawl. In our July meeting we will be looking at our Lydiard photos, sketches and inspirations and hopefully starting our sketchbooks of ideas.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

May meeting

We really enjoyed our May meeting, many thanks to Debbie for leading the way with the batik workshop. also a huge than you to Tom & Tom Dilley for talking to us about looking after our sewing machines and overlockers ( website click here) . A really great day.

Just a quick reminder our next meeting is taking place at Lydiard House. Sophie will be taking us behind the scenes and showing us textiles relevant to our next exhibition there next year. More details at the June meeting.

The latest edition of Workbox magazine an article about our embroidereis at the Fritillary tearooms. Wonderful!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Tea anyone?

We had a wonderful meeting yesterday, gathering together the finished peices of work and mounting them ready to hang this weekend at the Fritillary tea rooms in Cricklade. Here is a taster of the work on display .. to see them all ( about 25 pieces of work) you will need to go and get a cup of tea and cake at the tea rooms this weekend or maybe sometime of the next 3 weekends when they are open. Don't miss the opportunity. The fritillaries in North Meadow are particularly wonderful this year too.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

March Meeting

Some wonderful examples of small stitched pieces, made by the members for our next exhibition, which will be at the tea rooms in Cricklade in April when the fritillary tea rooms are opened. For more details about the North Meadow tea rooms opening times have a look here.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

February Meeting

Lots of activity and stitching at the February meeting. Details were also discussed about our next exhibition.
It is going to be in the Cricklade tearooms on the weekends of the fritillary walks in April. To find out more about Cricklade and the Fritillaries click here.

We also discussed the next West Country Embroiderers Exhibition which is taking place in Brockenhurst, 6th - 18th August ... details here

The exhibition is " My Dream" so next month we will be concentrating all our energies into that.

This is going to be a busy year.

Friday, 4 February 2011

January meeting

The January meeting was well attended. New membership subs were paid and the AGM also took place.
There was lots of time to catch up with our own work and it was lovely to chat with everyone and see the work produced for the next exhibition which is taking place in the Cricklade fritillary tea rooms in April. Watch this space for news.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Happy New Year 2011

The Meadow Larks exhibition at Cirencester Museum was very successful. The visitors book is full of fantastic comments. Well done to all members who took part.
Our next meeting is the AGM on Tuesday 10th Jan. The AGM report will be short and starting at 10.30am.... we shall then be stitching our small pieces of work for the Cricklade tea rooms.