I was away last month so was not able to do a blog as I didn't see our speaker but from what I hear, Phillipa Joad was excellent and gave a very enjoyable talk as well as bringing lots of things to see and buy.
The same could be said of this months speaker, Katie Chaplin. Many of you will know her company Japancrafts and Katie gave us a wonderful talk about some of the many different types of textiles that are produced in Japan. She also brought lots of samples for us to pass around and look closely at as well as feel the textures. Afterwards, we were able to indulge ourselves at her sales table which was full of the most tempting fabrics and threads.
There was a lot more decorated labels brought in for passing round at venues and exhibitions and several people have finished their christmas trees for the exhibition at the end of the year at Nunnington Hall.
We have welcomed two new members recently and we had a visitor this month who will consider joining us so as a branch we are managing to keep our numbers at least static. Participation in Guild events is quite high for a branch our size, we have four members going to the AGM in Edinburgh and nine attending the Regional Day. Several go regularly now to either the Summer School or Stitching in the Dales - or both!
These are some of the Christmas trees ready for framing.
Some of the items brought by Katie for us to look at.
A beautiful Japanese wedding kimono that Katie brought for us to look at.