Sunday, 20 September 2015

Layers of Stitch Embroiderers' Guild, Grantham exhibition at Grantham Museum is now up and running.
A number of people attended our Preview last Wednesday evening, including our Regional Chair, Pam Keeling, all the way from Derby; Brenda Scarman, who helped to get us started on the branch Banner; and also the Mayor of Grantham, Jacky Smith, who, I discovered, does some stitching in her spare time! Later, a group of people from our sponsors, Korbond, also joined us.
The Bannner looks stunning - thank you, Jean, for the idea and dyeing the fabric, and thank you, Brenda, for getting us started - and the Bunting, now that you can see all at once, is also lovely.
When finally seen altogether, our display is really good, especially when you consider that the group has only been in existence for eighteen months. Well done to all - you have really made a superb exhibition!
Some items, like the travelling books, will be interchanged over the weeks, so do go in and see what there is on show. The post-card competition is really good - grateful thanks to those who entered - the result is very professional-looking.

Next month's meeting - Tuesday, October 6th - for those who wish to, will be learning how to make Felted Eggs - part of our ongoing EGG challenge, and we hope that some will be displayed in the Museum in the coming weeks. (If you do not wish to take part, do bring your own sewing and just enjoy the sociability!)
I shall be demonstrating wet-felting, and Annette will be showing dry/needle-felting, on polystyrene eggs. We have quite a few of these, but if you have one/some, or indeed, other ideas, do bring them along. These can then be embroidered into in any way you fancy!
The rest of the equipment will be supplied, but if you have a dry felting needle, that would be appreciated.
You will also need a towel to cover the table, and perhaps two small plastic bowls for the hot and cold water (for wet-felting).
I look forward to our efforts, and seeing you all on the first Tuesday in October.


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