Wednesday, 3 October 2007
Hazel Weselby with her fabric book and the Rose Bowl. Pat Rigley came second only one vote behind with a wonderful piece of hardanger.
A selection of bags brought by members for the exhibition of bags of all shapes and sizes.
Sunday, 2 September 2007
The North West region of the Embroiderers Guild had a large stall and a very impressive display of elected work by the Region's branches to represent our celebration of the Guild Centenary in 2006.
There were nine exhibits by members of the Macclesfield Guild.
The seven pincushions based on a 17th century man's cap as well as Pat's work took centre place on the display table along with other vessels and artefacts.
Close up of the work of seven members, Barbara Cheeseman, Sue Guy, Chris Harris, Ann Holmes, Janet Toft, Anne Williams, Margaret Waring.
View of the top of Pat's knot garden box.
Little Moreton hall inspired alot of black and white pieces along with Elaine and Hilary's sampler.
Close up of the sampler inspired by Little Moreton Hall.
Friday, 20 July 2007
She sent me this set of photos with a few words of explanation.
My Granddaughters have their birthdays within three months of each other, Becky in June, Hannah in July and Courtenay in August. The bags are all very simple in shape, measuring about 18cm x 12cm.
Becky's is made from a pink silk scarf (from Smarts in Bollington) and embellished with french knots and beads, it fastens with a Dorset knob button because I am practising button making for a workshop in the Autumn at Macclesfield Museum.
Hannah's is made of silk from the Museum's shop and decorated with lines of beadwork using oddments from my cache.
Courtenay's is made entirely from recycled material from the 2 Charity shops in Poynton. The beautiful Indian embroidery was on a size 10 basque (£1) and the back from a black pelmet skirt, even the cord and silver thread were second hand.
By tradition all three got a little money slipped inside plus a favourite sweet - an Uncle Joe's mint ball!
Thursday, 21 June 2007
Too much colour!
These two wall hanging were inspired by rugs that Greta has seen on her travels to Istanbul and Morocco.