Tuesday, 1 December 2020

November 2020

 Ten of our members met in reality in November under strict COVID guidelines for meetings inside.

A very successful day was had with show and tell, a shared lunch, a birthday cake for one of our members having a "0" birthday, and chatter about next year.

We also welcomed new member Sheila C to our group.

Show and tell brought lots of items, a small section of which is below.

Above is Suganthi's exercise from a Vinny Stapley's workshop for Stitch Club that Textileartist.org hosts. The exercise called for sheer pale fabrics which Suganthi had zero of , so went with what was in her stash.  A stylised version of a eucalyptus twig was used as her motifs.

Sheila B's daily practice for November was to stitch a 10 cm square. She used a plant dyed fabric, plant dyed threads and non-plant dyed threads for these stitch meditations. The blocks have been connected to create a scroll. 

Susan's progress on her memory quilt. Susan still needs a few more rows of hexagons, especially to make it longer, then  will have to work out how to finish it. The quilt will be left unpadded so it can be used  as it is in summer, and possibly over a doona in winter. Susan is still thinking about it all.

Sheila B is participating in  #carvedecember hosted by @balzerdesigns. This block was based on her grandson's drawing. She repeated and coloured the blocks for a gallery of Grammas, Andy Warhol style.

Jenny had completed a bobbin lace hankie edge for a friend's '0' birthday. It had been completed for some time and has now been gifted. Completed with a variegated Gutermann Sulky thread, and two strands of  Gutermann cotton in yellow as a gimp along the edge.

Recently, when Jo was stuck getting something started, she made a series of spot samplers.

In this one  metal threads and beads were used .


Susan's  first mosaic project, a bird bath, which has been therapeutic in more ways than one. 

So one COVID year has passed and we all survived. I wonder what 20201 will bring. Please join us in 2022 to find out. 

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