We began with a piece of batik fabric, then chose some complimentary threads and couched these down by machine. Then we used the fancy stitches on the machine with some pretty threads to run alongside the couching.
Add a bit of quilting to bring the piece to life and then we had the opportunity to hand stitch between the rows, or to continue with the quilting.
The result is a very decorative piece of fabric that we can then make an item of our choice
This is Brenda's - she has added the Dorset Buttons that Diana showed us a couple of months ago.
Rosemary is seed stitching hers.
With some pondering over the choice of stitches
An Umming and Ahhing over the choice of threads
But what started out as a pretty piece of fabric
We will see lots of Book Covers, I Pad covers , bags and purses over the next few weeks as these pieces are completed
A really good day, you couldn't go wrong. We all used parts of our machines that we didnt know we had!
Diana was run ragged around the room.
Thank you Diana for all for all of your help.
The lovely Ellen popped out at lunchtime for a meeting with the Bishop of Peterborough, she was tasked to show him how to make a pair of shorts! Long story. The meeting was to thank Ellen and some other ladies for all their contributions to the "Dress a Child". Remember the shorts and pillowcase dresses that we have seen popping up from time to time? Ellen has just this quarter sent 40 dresses and 20 pairs of shorts, so has her place reserved --------- you know where!!!
The Angels for the up coming Festival are coming to life with hair and faces being added. Just a sneaky peak of the Glory
And even a fallen angel with his own wooden shoes!!
The programme for December says about a "small gift and Christmas party" .
We have been asked to organise a "Secret Santa" so the small gift will be provided by .......... YOU!! Please make something that will be donated to the Secret Santa, It should be wrapped, and then popped into the box to be passed to another member of the group. Then a our Party meeting we will all have a little gift AS WELL AS this years Christmas Challenge. (Like to keep you busy!!) If you really can't make a gift, you are allowed to buy one, but please less than £5 to be spent.
If you think you are too busy, just think of me and a few others that attend both sessions. We will have to make two items!!!
It would be really nice if everyone joined in.
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