Wednesday, May 9, 2018

No posts for a while

This blog hasn't been updated for a while now, but all our events and meeting information are kept up to date on our Facebook Page.
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We have been keeping busy:





Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Busy Meeting

Lots of activity at our meeting last night. A small group have embarked on a cloth doll making course with Kathryn  and it was very exciting to make a start on our patterns and deciding what we would like our dolls to look like. 




I think more new books may have to be purchased for even more inspiration. 
Watch this space for developments over the coming months. 




A second group tried hand spinning with Ann - lots of laughter ensued as hand and brain coordination was tested out.
Some chose to continue with individual stitching projects and we all enjoyed a welcome coffee/tea and catching up with news.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Images from the Archives

At last nights meeting we took a look at some of the many images from the Lancashire Archives in Preston following our visit in May.

Hopefully these will inspire some creative stitching.

 Sample books from: 
                        William Birtwistle Allied Mills Ltd 
                                   and British Velvet












Abbot's of Lancaster Stained Glass Manufacturers





 Horrockses Textiles


















Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Luminary exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall

A few members joined artist Serena Partridge for a workshop to produce some Girl Guiding themed penenats for the luminary exhibition at Gawthorple hall. The exhibition celebrates the life of Mis Rachel Shuttleworth and her connections and passions.





Serena has mounted the finished penants onto copper shim to stiffen them and the resulting penants make an impressive display








This opportunity also brought our first recognition as Seaside Stitchers




Workshop with Sue Stone

It was a full house for our first workshop of the new season and we were very pleased to welcome Sue Stone as our tutor.
We spent the day quietly hand stitching and exploring new ways of creating texture with our stitches.


 







Sue's work is inspirational and it was great to see the work close up and to see her marvellous sample books, which were works of art in themselves.