This was the smallest attendance I've seen for a while due to various reasons but it meant that those of us who did come got lots of work done. Maureen was continuing with the piece she was working on earlier in the month (see photo below) and it is looking very interesting.
Moira and Christina had been on the Regional Summer School with the Embroiderers' Guild and had done a two day workshop with Rachel Lombard working with brown paper. The results below were stunning and set us all off collecting brown paper bags.
Moira also brought along a piece she had done some years ago using sugar paper and machine embroidery which had lovely subtle colours.
Anita has been trying out dissolvable paper, following instructions from Maggie Grey. Think I will have another go at this, it turned out really well.
We have two workshops with Isobel Hall coming up and a trip to the Bowes Museum in September so we are going to be busy from now on with our exhibition looming next March. Those who are members of the Embroiderers' Guild also have to think about their competitions as well.
I mentioned on the last blog about our book covers we did for the local libraries. Below is a photograph of them when they were at Ayton. They have been to Pickering and are now at Malton and Norton. We hope a few other libraries will be interested in displaying them too. They make a nice competition for children, matching the pictures to the books.