As usual, at the September meeting we ask the speaker to judge the Rose Bowl Competition. This years topic was 'A Summer Garden' and we had quite a good number of entries this year. The winner was Jane Raines with her stunning knot garden in canvas work. It was her own design based on the one at Sewerby Hall. This is Janes piece:
There were lots of other lovely entries too.
This last piece is a dress made by Imelda but she wouldn't demonstrate it for us.
The speaker also brought lots of lovely pieces of work and here are a few of those.
Susie brought some trays of Maderia machine embroidery threads that she had left over from when she owned a shop and we all had a lovely time purchasing them from her and she kindly made a donation to the branch.
The coach for the Knitting and Stitching show is filling up quite quickly this year so if you haven't booked yet, please do so.
Jackie and Ann have arranged to do a 'Make and Take' hour in November starting at 11am. They will be doing some christmas cards and decorations that are predominantly gold work. There will be a 50p charge for materials. They are also preparing a patchwork workshop for beginners. They asked if anyone was interested and as 13 or more people said yes, it will be going ahead. Keep a look out for the date.
We have lost a few members this year but welcomed one new one, Janet. Plans are afoot now to try and get some more members this year.