What a lovely lady who charmed and ‘WoW’ed us all with her talk ‘Mixed Media for Stitch’. Maggie brought an amazing collection of pieces of her work and was more than happy for us to pick them up and look very closely at them. She talked us through numerous techniques to demonstrate how many of the textures and effects had been created and introduced us to many products that we may have heard of but never actually used. I am sue that many of us couldn’t wait to get home to start using the materials that we have put away somewhere that we bought at a show because we had seen it being used but them promptly confined it to a cupboard never to see light of day again!
I for one am going to start using the Kozo paper that has been lingering in a box for a couple of years and I am definitely going to be purchasing some soluble paper! I am also on the hunt now for a pasta machine and I am no doubt as our chairman said in her vote of thanks to Maggie that Ebay will have been very busy this weekend with people from our Region all trying to buy one!
What an inspiration Maggie is.
By good fortune Maggie’s new book has just arrived this week and we were able to clear her out of the stock that she brought with her.
In total we had about 50 people at the meeting, a good number of our own members and members from many branches in close proximity to Blackpool. The whole place was buzzing. We serve tea and cakes and no one seemed in any kind of hurry to leave once Maggie had finished her talk.
We were also joined by Christine Poole, Chairman of the Guild.
I for one won’t forget the lovely time we had with Maggie and her able assistant Clive. What a treasure he is. He did a great job working the slideshow from the laptop and then selling books.
I almost forgot to say that Maggie managed all of this with a lovely smile on her face the whole time despite her right hand still being in pain and out of action. She handled it all brilliantly. A big thank you Maggie from all of us.