Sunday, 29 January 2012

French Knitting with Bailgate Branch 27.1.12

For Friday's practical evening, members and guests revived the traditional craft of French Knitting, with a gift of hand turned wooden bobbins.

Some of us remember our dads tapping four panel pins into a wooden cotton reel and with any yarn we could filch from Mum's oddments bag , off we went to make yards of french knitting. Fun but often useless!

But now - what a showcase for fancy yarns and ribbon tape: jewellery, i-cords, braid and chunky handles for a felted bag - just a taste of what members produced.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

YE needle felting

Animals were favourite with many of the Young Embroiderers in Robyn's needle felting Stitch Club on 21st January 2012.

We were glad is wasn't a competition because those talented YE members would win!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Robyn's Needle Felting Workshop 21.1.12 (3)

These very different needle felted pieces were made by the adults in Robyn's Stitch Club.

Hearts were very popular - well, it is not long until St Valentine's Day.

Robyn's Needle Felting Workshop 21.1.12 (2)

These fabulous needle felted pieces were made today in Robyn's needle felting workshop by the Young Embroiderers' Group.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Robyn's Needle Felting Workshop 21.1.12

On Saturday 21.Jan 12, Robyn Smith will be leading a Needle Felting workshop at Bailgate.
For the first time, we plan to have a joint session with Bailgate Stitch Club and Our Young Embroiderers' Group. Robyn has sent us some photos of the samples she made to share with us.
They are fab.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

An Elizabethan Strip with Velma Pursehouse in Nov 11

High status Elizabethan costume for Court

The layers beneath the Elizabethan lady's costume showing the under dress, corset, farthingale and shift.

Thank you Kate for the photos

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