Tuesday, 16 February 2010
This is my bag made from silk cocoon strippings - my first attempt did not look very good - a bit like a pattern for kitchen roll! After several attempts (at home one morning) the 'fabric' was strong enough and also the colour that I wanted.
Monday, 15 February 2010
This little robin hopped in on Saturday. He certainly looks like he is enjoying the frosty landscape whilst searching for a tasty morsel. Can you guess where he came from? All will be revealed on Monday 1 March.
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
This picture of The Window at St Roberts Church from the summer maybe helpful to you. You are interested in Lace making therefore you can use those skills and incorporate them into your piece.
You can create the bushes using needlelace and stumpwork techniques.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Just look what crawled out of the woodwork!! A beautiful goldwork beetle. Our February meeting brought several more new embroiderers to Pannal and several of the existing stitchers had completed pieces of work from previous months. Many of the sketchbooks are now taking shape and will provide lots of interest for visitors when we stage an exhibition at the church.
The snowdrops in the churchyard were eager to open their little white faces and just needed a little bit of sunshine, this did not deter some members of the group from creating bags from cocoon strippings and painted bondaweb which they decorated with painted snowdrops, whilst others took on the more difficult task of producing a piece of Carrickmacross inspired lace.
The theme for March will be Knot Gardens and canvaswork.
Another blue tit has arrived on the scene and this one has found a nice nest hole to settle in.
He was closely followed by a Robin. This robin was stitched by a novice and shows what you can achieve with a little encouragement and an eagerness to learn.