All workshops run from 10.00am to 3.30pm and fees are payable when signing up.
All mini workshops are held after the Guild meeting and commence at 1.00pm until 3.30pm.
Get Creative with Strip cloth requirements
I’ll bring along strip cloth for you to use.
Other materials needed would be
· Embroidery threads, including some thicker yarns if you have
· Any interesting beads, buttons and embellishments
· Small scraps of interesting fabrics, felts etc.
· Hand sewing kit – needle, scissors, thimble etc
|Examples of Calico Gardens used in various ways|
As to Gardens well these are the inspirations for the designs – whether Italian, country house, coastal / seaside or cottage style.
|Small group tutorial for 'cup stitch'|
|Flowerpot and start of the 'bush'|
Comments from the participating members – ‘a relaxing experience with the project split into achievable sections’, ‘ enjoyable as there was opportunity to experiment / be creative’, ‘good support and teaching as required’,’ wonderful resources and stimulus examples’, ‘excellent workshop’ , ‘suitable for all abilities’.
|Resources, instructions and |
The aim is to use the piece of work to make a ‘Scissor Etui’ or similar e.g. glasses case, phone case, e- book cover. Full instructions and materials were provided to complete the making up of the scissor etui along with helpful hints from Sue as to how to avoid the problems and pitfalls that we could encounter.
Kit available £2.50
Medium Tapestry needle and sewing kit.
This was a relaxing and enjoyable session in which the skills required were the ability to follow a colour coded pattern and the ability to count!!
For the pattern darning Maggie had prepared samples of bookmarks and napkin rings to show the designs and give us a finished product idea although the pattern darning could also be used to make into cards.
There were 4 different designs of varying complexity so we could choose the one we liked and follow the appropriate pattern on the prepared pattern sheet.
The next decision was the choice of colour scheme and the threads to use to achieve our selected items.
|Concentration on the work in hand|
|Pattern darning nearly complete|
|Shaping the bookmark|
|Help and advice from Maggie|
Then to the needle darning and the completion of the bookmarks etc for some this was very quick, while for those who lost the ability to count the process was slower with completion required at home!
|The finished items showing the range of patterns|
17th January 2013 Mini Workshop
An opportunity for members to complete 'unfinished' pieces either from previous workshops or items that require further inspiration to progress. Benefit from the wealth of knowledge, experience and support of the members.
You may even find exchanges are possible where you have a piece of work that you have started but have found it is not for you and it is ideal for someone else - recycling at its best!
21st February 2013 Mini Workshop
"Uzbeki Flowers" with Judy Fairless
Kit available - either full or small (pre - ordered)
In addition to the small kit the following items need to be supplied
- Black cotton background fabric
- Wadding or felt
- Backing fabric, plain or print
- Tracing or greaseproof paper
All will need
- Sewing kit and hand or machine threads(Sylko weight or one strand of embroidery cotton)
- Sewing machine and darning foot if machining
- Small sharp scissors
|Ironing on the Bondaweb flowers and leaves|
|Cutting out and positioning of flower pieces|
|Judy setting up ready to show us free machine quilting and finishing the panel|
14th March 2013 Lutrador - Full day workshop
21st March 2013 Mini Workshop - Linus Quilts
18th April 2013 Mini Workshop - Linus Quilts
16th May 2013
20th June 2013
27th June 2013 Full day workshop - Goldwork
18th July 2013 Members Meeting
19th September 2013 A.G.M.
17th October 2013 Mini Workshop
21st November 2013 Mini Workshop
12th December 2013