Tuesday, 9 January 2018

2017 Round Up

Shame faced I will not say too much. There are loads of photos that should have been posted.
 Life just got in the way.





Shirley did a fabric wreath workshop, which went down very well







There will have been many a Christmas table complimented by these beauties

 Not Patchwork, but too cute to miss out

 A beaded Bauble in the making
 Some more of the snappy bags ready to gift


  More Wreath making
                            

A Doggy Christmas quilt








 A Finish from Muriel

 A Charity shop find!!!!

 And so to 2018























And Jan's finished quilt with a cushion using u the leftovers.
  

There are more photos that I can't seem to load at the moment so I will add them to our 
WEEKLY 2108 posts !!!
Happy New Year to you ALL !! 

Monday, 8 January 2018

Back to Work ( A Scheduled post that didnt !!! )

After our speaker last week, we were all getting on with producing some of our own work

Louise is on the last run of her Redwork Sampler
 Barbara has nearly finished her Gone Pear Shaped piece
 Carole is prepping some Festive cushions
 Liz only has a little more to do on her tapestry

Barbara has finished her Redwork Christmas sampler
 And has begun stitching a piggy picture
 Debbie has added another row of ducks to her baby quilt

Pauline is sewing some cute fabrics into a Linus quilt
 Carol is working on a crochet rabbit
 More prep work for a Crochet Fusion High Tea quilt

 Bridget had some Redwork

 Sheila is making all the motifs that will become a decorative wreath


Some circles from Chris - these will become little angels 
 Ann is going Crazy
 Ena is beading Dream-catchers


When Fran finishes this block, she will have half of them completed😩. This is going to be a pretty quilt


Elaine has a lot more hand quilting before this bright beauty will be done

 And LOTS of prep work for next weeks wreath workshop



 Pop over to our Diary page for the instructions












Sunday, 10 December 2017

Piecemakers Cancelled!!

Due to the weather conditions today and forecast for tomorrow we have decided that we will cancel tomorrows ALL Day Session

We will try for an ALL Day NEXT Monday - 18th December

If you know anyone who might not see this - please could you forward the message

Thank You 


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Tent Makers of Cairo

 On Monday we had John and Joan Fisher visit to talk to us about their work with the Tent Makers of Cairo.

A really interesting talk on the History, design and  methods that these men use to create beautiful and distinctive additions to their homes.

 All the pieces are worked onto tent canvas
If they want a different colour background, the a piece of coloured fabric is placed on to of the canvas
 

 The designs are drawn onto the background
 and then fabrics is needle turn appliqued onto the drawing

 Lots of designs include Script
 as well as Floral designs
 MAny of the designs come from carved woodwork used in decorative doors


 They also cater for the Egyptian tourist market


 Many of the more modern designs include embroidery too



A great afternoon full of inspiration