Sunday, 11 August 2013

July 2013

Oh heck, we're halfway through August and I've only just got round to posting on July's meeting. The morning session was spent working on our own projects and generally chatting. Jan brought in some beautiful linen pillowcases found in her mother's house. The weaving was really fine and the buttons intriguing. They seem to be two 'puffs' of linen joined together. An ingenious way to create fastenings - were they made because of a lack of buttons or to prevent hard lumps on the pillowcase? Does anyone know of any other examples?

As mentioned on last month's post Charlotte had asked if anyone would be willing to make pillowcase dresses for the underprivileged in Africa, I think that would be a yes then....

The afternoon session was lead by our very own Judith. She brought in some samples of shisha work and showed us how to do a very interesting stitch to hold the mirrors in place. I failed miserably with a needle too large for the thread and fabric but will endeavour to have a go before September. Below are some of the results....

 Some were slower than others ( too much talking again?) but brought in samples of various stitches used to anchor shisha mirrors in the past

And others brought in other work they wanted to catch up on. The advantage of having a Member's Day is that although there is usually an activity planned those who don't wish to participate can do they own thing and not miss the meeting.

Don't forget by double-clicking on one of the images you can create a slideshow of the photographs. 

See you in September, and before then I'll report on Leeds Flower Show held last weekend, now where did the photographs of that go.......................


  1. good to see you were all so industrious in my absence!

  2. Yes we were. We missed you, did you get to the flower show?

  3. Would love to see your Leeds Show photos....