Most of our members had other things on this month so our blog post for this month comes to you all via technology.
This chain stitched piece is Susan's second quote embroidery. This time the quote is from the artist Lloyd Rees. Susan likes the quote as a reminder of how wonderful the universe is, and the joy of living that is easy to forget. The piece is worked totally in chain stitch as a solid fill, using colours from her collection.
Sheila had finished Robyn's activity from last month and turned it into a Journal cover.
Robyn has been working on a Kantha pouch flap, started at a workshop with Helen Nott.
Sheila had attended the same annual stitching retreat at Ferndale as Robyn last weekend. Helen Nott presented a workshop using supplies from our cupboards. Sheila took some samples removed from Colour Streamers brochures and attached them to the base fabric then added more squares in stitch. It will be turned into an envelope pouch for sewing supplies.
This insertion stitch sampler is another UFO being finished by Jenny, inspired by the work of Effie Mitrofanis. Jenny hopes to add stitching to the panels in between the insertions, but is yet to decide what to turn the piece into.
This little bobbin lace book mark is also by Jenny. It is her third attempt at this pattern by Olwyn Scott, and features double eyed spiders which have yet to be mastered. This one is worked in Gutermann Sulky Cotton No 30 with two strands of Gutermann quilting cotton as a gimp down each side.
A little crocheted cot sized blanket made by Jenny. Jenny had purchased three yarn cakes on impulse to make something out of. The yarn was equal to a 10 ply, and one of the thickest that Jenny had used to date. After completing the squares, there was barely enough yarn left for a border, so a navy 8 ply from her stash was used with the remainder of the yarn cakes to create the edge. The squares are from a pattern in the Shepherd Baby Shawl Collection 1 book, they have been sewn together. The blanket has now been donated to charity.
After looking in her stash to find some yarn to create a border for her blanket, Jenny decided to use the same navy acrylic to make a hat. No pattern was used, just cast on six stitches, knit in rounds increasing in every second row until big enough, then decrease until it fit her head circumference, and work a ribbed band. The finished hat is in the beret style. This was another spur of the moment decision to make one for an upcoming trip away where the weather will be colder than home.
Sheila is participating in Inktober this moth for her daily practice. She is doing self portraits in ball point pen
A bag of goodies received by Sheila for attending the Bernina birthday celebrations. The party had lots of fabulous machines on display, demonstrations of the capabilities of the machines, and displays of machined textiles and postcards. An enjoyable celebration including Cake and champagne.
Our little group may have all been busy with other things on our meeting day this month, but we have still managed to create. Come back in November to see what we get up to over the next month.