Monday, 31 July 2017

The Quaker Tapestry, talk by Anne Woods July 28th 2017

Anne Woods spoke at our monthly meeting about the designing and making of the Quaker Tapestry (77 panels total) which resides in Friends Meeting House, Kendal, Cumbria.  Appleton wool was used for the needlework onto specially woven natural wool cloth (not dyed).  

Flowers detail from panel D8: Botanists

Fish detail from panel F21: Friends in Canada

 Detail of the Quaker Tapestry Logo

Detail of the ship, The Woodhouse, which took the first Quakers to America.

The panels tell the story of the Quaker movement and its influence on modern world developments. Only a third of the panels are on display (in Kendal) at any one time. for more information.

photos and words by Judy O'Neill

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Practical Japanese evening with Lyn Rochester and Origami Kimonos 30th June 2017

We all sat together passing along little pieces of coloured paper, following Lyn's clear spoken directions as we folded and tied. There was little chatting as we focused on the work in hand and each of us created four little bright figures, just the right size for a book mark. While we worked we nibbled Japanese snacks and a few of us had brought along Japanese related items to add to the ambience.