Friday, 29 May 2015

Creative Textiles Day

A very good meeting of the Creative Textile Day..... and as it was half term we had some extra visitors too.

Catching up with artwork

It must be in here somewhere!

Friday, 17 April 2015

Overlockers with Ann Kingdon

We had a great time putting our over lockers through their paces and many thanks to Anns' patience and expert knowledge achieved a great deal in a short space of time. . 

Hopefully we all know how to thread our machines now and are able to put them to good use. 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Dorset day

Many thanks to everyone in the Swindon group of West Country Embroiderers who helped at the Dorset Day event. I think we all really enjoyed ourselves. Our mini exhibition in the centre of the room was well received by everyone.

It was also wonderful to welcome Maggie Grey ( president of WCE) and her husband Clive.

Before we opened the doors some of our members having a chat, it was so well organised, and the traders were buzzing.
Anita Bruce the speaker was brilliant and we all enjoyed her talk. We were also very fortunate to have booked her for a workshop the next day. We really had a wonderful time.

Here is a selection of the sketchbooks we made at her workshop.
The raffle at Dorset Day  raised a lot of money which was donated to Parkinson's UK ( Swindon group), this is Mags and I presenting the cheque to Dave Logan, Chairman of the group.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Boxes at the March meeting

We had a wonderful time making boxes at our meeting and a huge thank you to Sam and Maureen for helping to put us through our paces and to Judy for loaning many of the teaching aids.

Many thanks to all the members who also bought in examples of boxes they had made. What an inspiring day.

Members worked very hard, especially as lots of measurements were involved for accuracy.

We are all looking forward to seeing the finished boxes at the meeting next month. 

Friday, 6 March 2015

February meeting . little fabric bowls

We had a last minute change of plan to the diary, and so at the February meeting Maggie showed us how to make small fabric bowls, which can be used in a variety of ways.
They were quick and easy to make, and can be made by hand or machine.


A selection of the finished bowls.

One of our members, Maggie Harris, has been selected to exhibit her art work  at Artsite in Swindon in celebration of International Womens Day....... 7th March 2015.