Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Travelling Books

Over the past few months our members have been busy with Travelling Books.
No we haven't been sending books to far flung places for a bit of a holiday! 
The books have been travelling around the group and filled with lots of glorious and inspiring work before coming home to their owners!

The owner of the book decided on a theme and off went the books around a group 

We had a great time with a "show and tell" when the books completed their round and lots of  enthusiasm for this to be continued.  
So it is intended that we swap groups and the books go around again to different members to complete the cycle again.

It was generally agreed that these little works of art had been a pleasure to do and certainly had lots of us thinking outside of our usual comfort zones!

Monday, August 4, 2014

National Stitch Day 2nd August 2014

National Stitch Day this year was celebrated by hosting an event at the Central Library in Blackpool.

Not sure how many visitors to expect we had prepared lots of mini kits. We were very pleased when people started to arrive, and soon the tables were full and we had to bring in extra seating!

Around 15 visitors enjoyed an afternoon of stitching and many of our members dropped in to help out, have a chat and brought along samples of work to be displayed.

The librarians kindly loaned us lots of lovely books to look at and to give us even more ideas and inspiration!

The event was a great success and it was fantastic to see so much enthusiasm. Many people asked if we could do it again soon - I am sure we can sort out something.......