Friday, 15 June 2012

June 14th

Today the room was buzzing! We only just fitted into the room and the atmosphere was electric!
Welcome to our newest member Sylvia who worked on a piece of free hand embroidery.
So many projects continued today, that it is almost impossible to list them all, but thankfully that isn't really necessary. The purpose of the group is for like minded friends to support one another and to share in the triumphs of our work while offering solutions and ideas to difficulties in our work.
Our interest in Indian textiles continues and we are planning to work more on the theme in July and September by looking at Indian techniques in hand embroidery - to be announced on the 'calendar of meetings' page soon.
Alma is working on a lovely project for breast cancer patients - pretty, large heart cushions which fit snugly in the armpit to alleviate soreness after a mastectomy. Alma also shared a pattern for a wonderful scissor holder which is not only aesthetic in design but holds three pairs of scissors.
The hall today depicted a scene of activities ranging from hand embroidered purses, block printing, machine quilting, designing for hand made blocks, to couching for a competition piece for the Central West Embroiderers' Guild 'Regional Day' in a few days time.
Thank you ladies for a wonderful therapy day!