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Pictures from our recent workshop

Here are some pictures of the work that we did at our recent workshops Crewel and Unusual with Fay Maxwell Vase of Flowers with Isobel Moore          

Teneriffe Lace

This week we had a workshop on Tenerife lace. It required a lot of concentration, but we managed to finish a piece in our day’s workshop. The basic web of thread was wound round pins. Then the other stitches were… Continue reading →

Inspiration from Banjara Embroidery

We had a workshop using Banjara embroidery for our inspiration The workshop was tutored by Jennifer Hughes. Jennifer gave us some background to this type of embroidery and showed us some finished pieces, both historic and modern.   We spent… Continue reading →

William’s Leaves

On Saturday we had a workshop tutored by Wendy Mansfield. The project was based on a design from William Morris. We were shown different techniques and stitches to complete the design. The leaves had 2 layers of different coloured organza… Continue reading →

Miniature Garden

Our latest workshop was tutored by Pat Trott. First she showed us how we could colour our fabric before we started our embroidery using watercolour pencils. Pat then taught us a variety of stitches that we could use to embroider… Continue reading →

Making a Desk Caddy

In our last workshop we made a Desk Caddy with our tutor Catherine. We liked the technique for weaving strips of material so much that some of the participants have since used it in other projects. Here is a picture… Continue reading →

100 Banners Project

Some of our members have been embroidering Oak leaves to be attached to one of the banners that Croydon are making as part of the 100 Banners Project. The project is to commemorate the 100 year anniversary since women got… Continue reading →

February Workshop – Seascapes

This workshop was tutored by Kate Buchanan. Kate showed us examples of her work and explained what we would be doing. We all were given a piece of Gesso coated fabric to make our picture. First we had to paint… Continue reading →

Christmas Coffee morning

The Christmas coffee morning was very enjoyable . Our members really excelled with their ideas for the Christmas challenge. Below is a picture of one of the entries . .

The Kantha Workshop

Today’s workshop was on Kantha work with our tutor Dorothy Tucker. We focused on Animals, birds and fish. Here are some examples of the work completed in the workshop, though we all need to spend some time finishing the pieces…. Continue reading →

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