Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Guildford Club Report

2009 has started with fewer members coming to Guildford Club days for various reasons including High School and sports teams committments. In February we made a Chicken Scratch bookmark on checked gingham fabric. This technique uses basic cross stitch which is then "laced" with other threads in different patterns. We used contrasting coloured threads for a less traditional look.

In March we looked at the project featured in the latest YTFG magazine "The International Year of Astronomy" called Celestial Lights. This will be offered as a mini-workshop at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show on the Embroiderers' Guild Stand in Area C of the Arts Pavilion at 11 am till 12.30 pm on Wednesday 22nd April, which is Children's Day at the Show. Cost is $3 to cover the kit. The kids at Guildford all enjoyed making their version of a sun or star pin with a secret flashing ingredient !

In April, we made a canvaswork wristcuff. This project was shown at the Annual Leaders Meeting by Nepean Club leader Del White, so I picked 2 or 3 stitches I thought the kids would enjoy and worked a sample. On Club day, 2 older girls worked long headbands in Gobelin stitch in black ,gold and silver threads, one worked a wristcuff and another made a bookmark!! So a project sample can inspire lots of other design possibilities. Let your imagination run free!

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