The day was our last together for 2017, and everyone turned up for show and tell, a fabulous lunch, and we even welcomed a possible new member. There were even discussions as to what we will do next year.
Show and tell is a big part of our day, and because we were all in attendance, there was quite a bit. So grab a cuppa, sit back an enjoy what our members have been up to.
This is Wendy's view of the Coastal Track in South West Western Australia, worked primarily in cretan stitch.
Jenny had finished her bobbin lace book mark. Worked in Gutermann Sulky No 30 cotton thread, the pattern is one that Jenny has changed slightly to meet her own working level.
Robyn had knitted this beanie featuring interesting cable stitches.
Sheila had made these birds using felt and a variety of stitches. They were designed for a project for another stitching group.
Gerri had completed her blanket and loved the patterns produced by the 'cake' series of yarn.
These little mothball holders of various sises from a variety of yarns are also by Gerri. There are twelve in all.
This is Gerri's own design of a carry-all for all her craft and embroidery supplies to go to classes. It was fun to make using up bits and pieces from her own stash.
Sheila had made this coin purse. The original design was purchased at Castlemaine Embroiderer's Guild exhibition in March 2017. This is Sheila's version using raised chain stitch.
This is Annette's pulled and drawn sampler that will become a needle roll. It has been worked on 28 count linen with Perle threads.
The very creative blue and orange piece above is Wendy's stitch play piece that she has been working with Effie Mitrofanis.
This beautiful sample of blackwork is also Wendy's, from a Barbara Allum's workshop.
Wendy had been having fun plying with colour on even weave linen.
Wendy had been playing with purple and yellow samples using
threads dyed by Lizette Campbell.
This is Susan's journal cover with some stitchery and applied stitched patches, ric-rac braiding and other fabrics stitched together.
Susan's Memory Quilt is still growing, eventually going to become a bed quilt. This has been made using fabrics from friends, her Mother's sewing projects, and her own which date back to 40 years ago. The quilt is a stash buster with still a lot of stash to go.
This is a book by Sheila, started in a Dorothy Caldwell class in 2010. Finally finished in 2017.
Robyn has been working on a hexagon motif rug.
Gerri had been crocheting flowers & owls, testing her stitching skills on the eyes.
This gorgeous leaf has been drawn by Sheila , part of her Inktober drawings. It is drawn with a crowquill and india ink.
Sheila had also been playing with collage, part of a monthly project for November
Another book by Sheila, just showing one of the pages.
This gorgeous tiny brooch was purchased by Annette in Brugge on a recent trip away. The brooch is antique needle-lace.
Well I hope you all enjoyed the year with our little creative group, and come back to see what we get up to in our new official meeting space in 2018.