Thursday, April 25, 2013

Birthday Meeting

This month our speaker was a club member who showed us how to make more of our tension swatches and samples. By adding some iron-on interfacing to the back of the samples they were ready to cut and sew and attach to other materials to make cushion covers, bags, or used as applique in regular sewing projects or stitched together in a multitide of ways to create fantastic new fabrics and textures.

April meeting was our 35th birthday. Shirley made a tasty cake and some sausage rolls to go with our teas and coffees.

There was some interesting items in the show and tell.
A huge jacquard cloth of the Periodic Table of Elements for a backdrop on a stall at a designer maker show

3 designs drawn freehand and scanned into an electronic machine

A beautiful circular shawl

 Hand knitted boot tops, the latest trend seen at the Olympia knitting and stitching show

 A cute cotton top
Very tiny little hats

Monday, April 01, 2013

April meeting

Oops, I almost forgot to post about what we doing in April.  It seems to catch me out every time when the meeting is early, like this time on the 2nd of the month.  And to cap it all it's Easter although you'd never believe it with the weather we are having.

Still - to the meeting.  This year our club has been meeting for 35 years.  I bet the ladies that first met never thought it would still be going after all this time.  And there are still a couple of ladies from the original group that come along.  So it will be cake with our tea and coffee instead of the usual biscuits.

Jean will be talking to us about how to use the tension swatches you've finished with to make patchwork cushions and bags, and other things as well.  You could of course knit especially for it as well.  And there will be yarns for sale so bring along your purse.  The money raised will go to charity as usual.  Plus plenty of time for a show and tell and to sort out any problems you may be having with your knitting.

Look forward to seeing you there, and visitors always welcome.