September 2020 blog
September Committee Meeting
Today is 7 September and although we did not meet as a branch we did have a Committee meeting in the car park at Kennet Valley Hall.
Ann and Clare will be in touch to give you further information about the exciting things we have planned for members.
As you can see we were all seated well apart so much so that I only just managed to get Amanda on the left of the picture and completely cut off Stella. So sorry, Stella!
A big “thank you” to each Member who contributed to our September Blog. Ros
Message from Kay F
I’m sending a few pictures of my completed projects, many of which have been incomplete for quite sometime! I’ve also done curtains and cushions.
Message from Clare R
I bought a nice frame and mount in Marlborough High Street and its setting off a Lockdown embroidery rather well I think .
Message from Amanda R
In these covid times I have taken to making greetings cards. My husband Harry loves his allotment so I embroidered a tiny 3d one for him. He was very delighted. Its Co. Pete with shed, bean canes, bonfire, compost bin, weeds and some vegetables! It’s no masterpiece but I had fun inventing and ‘planting’.
Message from Annie F
I have attached a photo of my latest effort inspired by the lockdown post card challenge which I really enjoyed. This one is the Potting Shed, a mixture of applique and embroidery on Hessian which seemed a suitably rustic medium for the subject.
Message from Vernice
In the May Covid Blog you showed my unfinished piece from Linda Miller’s workshop. I have now finished the figure but have not yet decided what the background will be.
Message from Tase
The pattern is called Heyday Dungarees by Made by Jack’s Mum. Organic washed linen from Higgs & Higgs. Straight forward to make, didn’t take too long (about 6 hrs ish. Pattern adjusted to remove 2 ” in length and could do with more. Used my embroidery machine for the pocket detail.
Message from Hazel P
Message from Judy J
I belong to the Great Western Embroiderers and before lockdown we had been preparing for an exhibition with Japan as the main theme. We had a challenge to create a 12inch by 12inch piece of work for this and I chose to illustrate a koi carp. The fish is gold fabric applique with bead embellishment. The bamboo and ripples are painted bondaweb which is then cut and ironed on to the background. We hope the exhibition will go ahead next year as part of Swindon Open Studios.
Message from Ros
I have been rather busy with the new website this month so unfortunately have not done as much stitching as I would have liked but I did find time to do one sample for my Stitch your Story course – Hair. I limited myself this time to the suggested four samples and this has been less challenging but still useful.
In mid August I went on a one day workshop to learn how to stitch stretch jersey using an overlocker. Great fun and I am over the moon with the result and my decision to make the T-shirt long sleeved. My dear friend Ellen runs her own business teaching dress making classes, workshops or one to one so if anybody is interested do look her up. https://www.themakeroom.uk/
I have now started the next module of Stitch your Story so hopefully have something to show you next month.
Message from Ann S
A few images of a piece in progress . Using a variety of image transfer, collage and stitch inspired by boats and sea and cliffs .
Message from Maria
That’s all for this month.
The feed back this morning from the Committee was that everyone has enjoyed seeing members work in the Blog so this will continue.
Please remember this will only be successful if YOU contribute too! Please email photos in jpg format (if possible) any time during the month to firstname.lastname@example.org. My aim is to post monthly to coincide with our meeting so the last date for October blog will be Friday 2 October.