Saturday, 30 April 2016

As I'm rather late writing this blog, I'll start with next Tuesdy's meeting, and then outline what has been happening since the last one!

Tuesday 3rd May will be mini-workshops, but those who just wish to bring their own stitching and socialise, that's fine - we look forward to seeing you.

We have a beading update with Margaret, for those who have not done beading with her previously, to make earrings and/or pendant. There will be a small charge for materials.

Jean will be doing 'backgrounds for stitch', and will bring all that is needed, but again, there may be a small charge.

Annette and Sue will making stitched books, and although there will be some fabric and pelmet vilene available, and a variety of threads also, you may prefer to bring your own. 

Here is a list of requirements:

firm pelmet vilene X 1 metre  
pretty cord or ribbon X 2 metres for holding in pages and wrapping around the book
even-weave fabric, fat or long quarter
strong sewing thread to match fabric
tacking thread
sharp needles of different sizes
ruler and pencil
Frixion pen
small piece of embroidery to sew onto front cover - this is optional, or could be done later.
Eyelets (Annette will provide)
Calico, 1/2 metre or 2 fat or long quarters
sharp material scissors
Pritt stick

Annette also has some recycled material for a slightly different book, if that is what you would like.
Don't panic if some of these things are not available to you, as some can be shared, or taken out of 'stash'. The Range is not far away, if we run out!

You will have seen the photos on the blog, thanks to Marian and Sue, of the 'tree' in the Melton Carnegie museum - it's looking good, and I hope more of you will have seen the exhibition there.
Plans for exhibiting at Belton are under way, and the Boston ladies will have 17 pieces to put on display, so I hope Layers of Stitch will have one or two more besides our group piece.

You will hopefully have seen the revised programme on the blog, again many thanks to Sue Cork for this, and I can now confirm that Project Linus will be coming to talk to us in January 2017

The proposed speaker for the June meeting has moved to Hampshire, and is unable to come; she has given us some ideas about someone to fill her place, but we are awaiting a response.

Jenny, our lovely Treasurer, was to have a knee replacement last week - I hope this went ahead, and we wish her all the very best. News of that on Tuesday.

Looking forward to seeing you all after the Bank Holiday.

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