About Me

East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
A group of ladies who enjoy traditional embroidery but who meet once a month to try some experimental work. We meet at Ayton Village Hall on the third Thursday in the month for a full day and again on the first Thursday for half a day. We currently have a waiting list of people who want to join us.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

June Meeting

Today I announced the new topic for the next exhibition.  We are going to look at 'Warriors'.  It can be any period, any country, male or female or anything that the title brings to mind.  Most people seemed OK with the idea so hopefully there will be lots of interesting pieces of work coming out.

The postcard challenge got under way with everyone getting their postcards in and changed for a new one.  Now all we have to do is make a postcard size piece of work based on the picture on your postcard.  No one saw what they were choosing, all the cards fitted into identical envelopes.

Several members joined in a 'Dyeing Day'.  We had a really busy time, and everyone enjoyed themselves and was pleased with their results.  We plan to display them all next month when they have been washed and ironed.  We followed some very simple instructions from a very good book called 'Dyeing in a Plastic Bag' by Helen Deighan which demonstrates how you can dye small quantities of fabric at home without make a lot of mess.

 Here are Barbara, Roma and Janet all working hard.

One of Barbara's patterned pieces in the making
Ann wasn't dyeing today.  She has been doing Kantha style stitching and also practising whip stitch on a patterned fabric.  You can't see the stitching very well here but it does look lovely.

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