There were 20 of us at the library this month. 11 current members of the branch and 9 visitors. We had our first male visitor, Stuart, who was working on Japanese patchwork from the book 'Omiyage' by Kumiko Sudo. Stuart plans to come to the May branch meeting.
|Elizabeth stitched applique flowers onto on a quilted cushion |
cover for her cat! We can also see Bron's goldwork from a kit
she bought when she attended a Carol Holmes workshop at
Uttoxeter last week
Bron and Megan, grandmother and granddaughter, from Telford, came along again and are making it a regular feature in their diary. Megan stitched a letter M and was also working on felt Bunnies. Bron is planning to join Telford branch of the Embroiderers' Guild.
|Megan with a felt bunny|
| Anne H talked about framing needlepoint with Jeannette and got her started on cross stitch. |
Anne has had an operation on her hand but it doesn't stop her stitching she was working a cross stitch of the Alhambra.
Sue from Stoke plans to join us every month. She brought a gift of Aida for our library materials bag. She started canvas work with the help of Angela. Jenny also joined us again. She was making bunnies out of felt.
A variety of needle crafts were going on. Marie crocheted and Anne W taught another visitor to knit and stitched her own traditional patchwork. Siobhan was doing Mountmellick embroidery, Emma stitched on a cartoon character and her mom was starting a 14 count canvas picture. Clare was making a version of Goldwork poplar trees but ever the rebel they were in silver.
Lizzie came with her little boy who played happily whilst mom stitched.
We are now a fixture in the library calendar and the group is very informal and friendly. come along to stitch or do other needle-crafts. Bring a project you want advice about - someone will always be happy to give informal guidance. Join us to learn to stitch or learn a technique, come along to share your knowledge or just for a social stitch.