Wednesday, 7 May 2014

May at the Library

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.

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