Sunday, 3 December 2017

Paper Talks, by Jonathon Korejko 24 Nov 2017

Jonathon gave us a lively talk about the development and changes in paper making through history as well as the home made process we can all try. His talk was made up of photos, taped songs and his own words and then we were all invited to feel (and buy if we liked) sheets of his various types of paper. Paper and textiles have links going back to it's origin.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Kathy Paton's stich club - tags for presents 18th November 2017

A marvellous day was had by all. Kathy Paton had brought along many pieces of equipment and a huge selection of materials. Together with all the stuff we had brought ourselves we happily made tags of the most lavish kind. We enjoyed the relatively quick creation of small pieces so much that we might do something similar on a practical evening. Many thanks to Kathy for the idea in the first place.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Kathy Paton and interesting Christmas gift tags - stitch club November 18th 2017

To be held in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Skellingthorpe Rd, opposite the petrol station on the Birchwood Avenue junction.

Come along and Make gift tags for Christmas/birthdays/other occasions. Using fabric scraps, lutradur, iron on interfacing, stamping and fabric paints, embroidery and bead embellishments.

Members £5 and non-members £7.50

Requirements list
scraps of material
machine sewing thread
sewing essentials
embroidery threads (optional)
beads, buttons, ribbon, embellishments (optional)
sewing machine (optional)

Kathy will have her sewing machine available
Pre-stamped scraps and stamps/ink pads to stamp your own fabric, ribbon etc available for a donation
Backing brown tags 10p each or coloured tags 30p each
Bondaweb available for sale

contact Kathy Paton for further information

Embroidering trees Friday evening 27th October 2017

Eight of us met up on Friday evening to sew trees. There was a mix of chatting and comfortable silence. Mary Paulger had spotted this project for us.

Stitch a Tree to show support for refugees.
This project aims to connect communities and individuals across the UK to show support for displaced people around the world. Participants are invited to stitch a tree which will later be arranged into a large embroidery called Forest by artist Alice Kettle. Forest will be displayed at the Whitworth, Manchester, in September 2018 and in progress at City Space Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, from 15th October to 26th November 2017.

for more information

Mary Paulger and canvas work embroidery 21st October 2017

With canvases stapled to an A5 frame we chose our image, colour and stitches inspired by Mary's lovely piece. By the following Friday meeting two of us had completed a piece and brought it along for the rest of the group to see.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Mary Paulger's stitch club - Canvas Work 21st Oct Skellingthorpe Rd

Location - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
LDS Meetinghouse, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln LN6 0PB

£5 for members and £7.50 for non members

Stitch Club requirements;

You will need a simple design about A5 in size, with at least three distinct areas.
Children's colouring books are a good source
Suggestions are a landscape, hot air balloon passing a bridge, small boat on water etc.

Please bring 
Black permanent marker
Embroidery scissors
Tapestry needles, size 22 or 24
Variety of threads including: 
Stranded cottons - we will be blending 7 or more strands of these to create shading.  examples:blues for sky, grey greens for water.
Tapestry wools  = personal choice
Appleton's crewel wool - these can also be blended in the needle.
A small  (A5) wooden frame ( charity shops are a good source)

I will have canvas, stapler and a couple of spare frames.
Canvas work source books for stitches and inspirations
Variety of yarns etc

Just bring an assortment of what you have and we will share.
See you there - Mary

Monday, 9 October 2017

AGM together with Kay and Georgina from the Fabric Corner Friday 29th Sept 2017

Chair - Christine Plummer
Treasurer - Anne Goodall
Joint secretaries - Judith Snaith and Michelle Maloney
Programme secretary - Sheila Walker

Kay and Georgina came from Fabric Corner, Melville Street, Lincoln with a selection of textile materials and gave us a demonstation of how to make origami fabric stars