Sunday, 8 June 2014

June Meeting Monday 9th and Indigo raffle

 This months meeting features Felicity Howatson who last spoke to us in November 2012 when we were fascinated with the contents of her Grandma's work box. We were lucky enough, on that occasion, to have a look at some of Felicity's ecclesiastical work which is the subject of this months meeting.
Great Grandma's Workbox with Felicity Howatson, November 2012 17
Picture from November 2012 of members admiring Felicity's work

The colour for this month's raffle bag is indigo - please try to bring a little something along to the branch meeting on the night.

Coco Mad

Please bring along any items you have for Coco Mad.

  • Saturday 5th July Cotteridge Park 'Festival of the Forest'

  • We have a rota for helpers on the day lots of people signed up but there will be room for everyone on the day - we will need help selling and stitching with visitors.
  • We are going to have a bit of a Christmas element to some of the things we are selling so we are asking members to make a Christmas card or Christmas Coasters/decorations.   We are not asking for cards generally as we have quite a few left from last time.
  • We also want individual small items to sell, perhaps a framed picture, even better if it on the event theme but not essential. You can donate the leaf from today's meeting which fits in nicely with the Festival of the Forest theme, Just bring them along to the June meeting cards will be provided.
  • N.B. We aim to sell things for £5 or less so please do not give anything you are not happy at being sold at this price

A reminder about the requirements for June Parkinson's Lutradur workshop on June 28th:

Artist’s canvas (the type that are stretched onto a frame) 8’’ x 20’’   or 12’’ x 16’’ are good sizes.
Lutradur. This needs to be 4’’ larger both ways than your canvas.
(You should already have added your name to the list if you want June to supply these for you).

Crochet threads or other thicker threads which will be used in the bobbin, several weights if you have them, white or coloured they will be painted afterwards, metallic threads. White machine cotton.
Glitzy snippets of fabric, and  beads [including larger ones if you have any], sequins, cords anything to add texture and glitter under the lutradur layer.
Sewing machine including a darning/embroidery foot if you have one.  Usual sewing kit,

June will have all of the requirements listed below so no problem if you don’t have them.
Acrylic paints, sponges or paint brushes, plastic sheet or newspaper, rubber gloves, apron. Etc.  I will have paints and brushes with me so no need to buy if you don’t have any.
Heat gun if you have one.
PVA glue

Strong stapler suitable for use on wood (Please do not buy one, June will bring one.)

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