Monday, 26 June 2017

June Meeting

We didn't have a speaker today but Val and Angela ran a workshop doing some random canvas work which all started to look very interesting.  Pictures below.
During the business it was decided that from September we will be moving venue to Snainton village hall.  This is because the disabled facilities at Wrelton are not very good and the room is now at capacity for our membership.  The vote to move was more or less unanimous so we can now look forward to a new home.
Everyone is now getting the hang of Laureen's Mystery Stitchery and it sounds as though the pieces of work are coming along fine.  One or two have cheated and shown each other their work but generally speaking we are all keeping it secret.

This is the type of work that Val and Angela have done and the sort of thing we were all trying to do.

Here are some of our efforts for the day.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Regional Day

As always, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Day was a great day out and a good time to catch up with friends in other Branches.  The morning got off to a good start with a talk from Dr. Jennie Batchelor who spoke about the Lady's Magazine in the era of Jane Austen.  The articles in the magazine were provided by the subscribers and it was surprising how topical they were and how interested women were in science and world affairs, quite the opposite of what the men of the day would have you believe.
After the usual delicious lunch we had the presentation of awards and here, Ryedale was represented by Anita Cassedy who won a 'runner up' prize in the Challenge Cup category.  The topic was Hull and the Humber and she did a roll of fishes, inspired by the 'Fish Trail through Hull City Centre.
In the afternoon we went even further back in history with Meredith Towne who joined Nell Gwyn for a day at court.  She wore an eighteenth century style dress that she had made herself - by hand - and gave us an insight as to how astute Nell was in looking after her own and her families future.
The day was rounded off by two of Ryedale's members winning in the bag raffle.  Ten members from the branch attended which was one of the largest contingents we have sent I think, so well done to us!

Here are some of the entries in the competitions.

Medusa won the Myths and Legends category

The Blue Man was the winner of the Challenge Cup.

As always, the Young Embroiderers' have some outstanding entries.

Some of the entries for a flower beginning with G

Friday, 2 June 2017

May Meeting

A very warm day at the start of the half term holidays - there's something unusual!  We did get a short thunderstorm mid afternoon but nothing to spoil our fun.

Our speaker this month was Heather Gatt who as you probably know, produces the most wonderful batik pictures.  Today she gave us a demonstration on how to layer up your colours when doing batik, something I have difficulty with.  As always, Heather was very giving of her knowledge and is such a lovely person.

In the morning we spent some time making small kits for the Regional Day and other stands as a fundraiser for Region.  The Christmas tree embroideries are still coming in and everyone seems to be a bit more settled with Laureen's Mystery Stitchery as she brought some 'Inspiration' ideas in to show us.

These are the pieces that Heather created for us during our meeting.

Sorry about my feet!