Thursday, 22 March 2012

Katie Chaplin - Japan

Katie Chaplin will be speaking to Lincoln Bailgate on Friday 30th March, on The Kimono, followed by the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Places are still available for her workshop on Sat 31st March. Non members are welcome, just message

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Young Embroiderers' Session on Woven Bags

"Woven Bags".
These were made by weaving different threads and wools in a spiral
around a card base. After the weaving was completed and tied off,
The children made beads with Friendly Plastic.

March Stitch Club - 3D Dragonfly & Flowers

A good day was had by all at the March Stitch Club run by Jacqui Armitage, where members used embroidery stitches such as chain, whipped chain, French knots and satin stitch to create flowers and a 3-D dragonfly with wired organza wings, in their preferred colour schemes.

As usual, Jacqui gave everyone homework, i.e. they had to finish their samples at home!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

3-D Dragonfly Stitch Club Saturday 17th March 2012

Just a reminder about our next stitch club - a 3-D Dragonfly in beads, embroidery and organza, which is being run by Jacqui Armitage. The requirements list is below:

2 x 4” Embroidery Hoops

1x6” Embroidery Hoop

Tracing Paper & Dressmakers Carbon

Uncovered Cake/Florist wire

6” square of calico

2 x 4” squares of organza in 2 colours

Kreinik Blending Filament in black or black/gold

*8” square of ‘posh’ material to mount

Crewel, Beading, & Darning needles & sewing kit

Matching or clear Nymo thread

*If you are planning on using silk to mount this embroidery you will also need an additional 8” square of calico to back it with.

Flower Requirements

  • 2 or 3 shades of green embroidery thread
  • 2 or 3 shades of another colour for the flowers
  • 2 or 3 shades of seed beads to match the flowers
Dragonfly Requirements
  • 3 colours of embroidery thread to compliment the colours of your organza – preferably with a sheen
  • Bugle, Seed, Petite and 1 x 4mm bead to compliment your 3 shades of embroidery thread.
  • Kreinik Blending Filament to contrast against your organza.
  • A small amount of Kapok to stuff the thorax.
There will be some materials available, such as calico, organza, blending thread, and some silk, for a small charge.