Saturday, 18 July 2015

Summer School

Christina and I had a wonderful weekend at Bishop Burton, doing lots of work and meeting up with friends from other Branches.  We have all put on half a stone in weight with all the lovely food that was prepared for us.
There were four tutors, Nicola Hulme, Chris Gray, Jenny Adin-Christie and Linda Miller.  All the classes did lots of wonderful work and I have got some photographs below of what went on in our room.

Sorry no, this isn't a members fantastic work, it is two models that are in the grounds at Bishop Burton.  Still fantastic though.

The next pictures are from Chris Grays workshop which is where Christina and I were.  Known locally as 'The Messy Room'.  We were making three fold books to contain something that was of interest to us or had a special memory that we wanted to cherish.

 These next two are Chris's own books.

 This was one I missed earlier.

The other classes produced some wonderful work too.  Jenny Adin-Christie did goldwork which was absolutely beautiful, Nicola Hulme did stump work and Linda Miller did machine embroidery, creating pictures and views done in solid machine stitch.

A wonderful weekend and I can recommend it to anyone and very good value for money.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

June Meeting

Sorry this is so late but I have been decorating my dining room and then I have been away on a wonderful workshop with Sarah Burgess and Distant Stitch.  It was an excellent weekend and we worked really hard, I was so tired I slept through an apparently very loud thunderstorm.

We had another good meeting in June, lots of things to discuss and we are becoming involved in lots of different things such as the Capability Brown project and the repairs to my local church altar frontal which will give us a small exhibition in the church later this year.  Watch out for the dates.

Our speaker this month was one of our members, Colleen who spoke about 'Just a Bag' a very interesting talk which started out describing a friends reactions to Colleen wining a prize for a bag she had made.  Needless to say, this friend does not appreciate the finer arts of embroidery.  As always with Colleen, the talk was entertaining and there was lots of work for us to look at but as usual, I forgot my camera and so cannot share them with you.

No blog next month as I am away and as we don't  meet in August, it will be September before I have a meeting to blog about. However, if there is any news or information you need to know, I will put it here.