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.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

September Meeting

Nearly everybody present this month now the summer holidays are over and of course everyone was keen to hear what we are doing for our next project.  After much discussion we decided to go for 'Yorkshire's Coast' which should give us plenty of scope for a varied exhibition.  We also decided to work a piece based on a poem and the poem we chose was Cargoes by John Masefield.  It has such a variety of words to get inspiration from and it ties in nicely with the coastal topic as well.  So with the postcard challenge on top of that, we have plenty to keep us occupied during the winter months.
Everyone was stitching or working with their own things this month so here are a few photographs of what was going on.

Liz was painting some papers to make mounts for some work she has done.

Barbara is making a piece inspired by a piece in Wendy Dolan's book Layer, Paint and Stitch

New member Lesley was creating a landscape in this piece.

I recently went on two workshops with Dionne Swift one on fabric manipulation and the other using the embelisher.  Both were excellent and I came home with lots of samples and one piece nearly finished.

This is my nearly finished embelishing work.  I have done a bit more to it at home and now am ready to put some hand stitch in.

The following pictures are some of the fabric manipulation we did.

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