Our speaker this month was Bridget Bernadette Karn who gave us an
inspiring and fascinating talk about felting processes and how to use
felting to make a picture. She was so enthusiastic and her work was
Images with permission from Bridget Bernadette Karn
To see more of her beautiful work visit her website at -
speaker this month was Wyn Ingham with a talk entitled Casalguidi and Lace from
5th Century to present day. She brought a huge selection of
beautiful handmade lace which we were allowed to hold and examine closely. Her
wonderful relaxed “Victoria Wood” style kept us enthralled throughout. We not
only learnt a lot about lace but also stories of her mother’s remarkable life
and some titillating historical facts!
Next month we will be learning how to paint with wool with both a talk and a workshop by Bridget Bernadette Karn.
In December we had a fantastic Christmas lunch at Ascot House.
As usual there was a Christmas challenge. This year the challenge was
to make a scissor case. All the entries were fabulous and it was very
difficult to choose a winner. However the winner was (drumroll) Carole Pritchard with a beautifully embroidered case.
There was also a tombola. Everyone brought a wrapped bottle which were
numbered. Then everyone was given a number and claimed that bottle.
A really enjoyable afternoon.
In January Wyn Ingham will be talking to us about Casalguidi and lace from the5th century to present day.
We had an amazing talk from Vivienne Brown at our last meeting entitled ‘ Flowery Treats and Tributes’. Vivienne
gave a brief outline of her career and also the development through the
ages of flowers in embroidery. She then showed pictures of her work and
the inspiration behind it. Vivienne had also brought many examples of
her work which were exquisite and breathtaking. We had a lovely
In December we have our Christmas meal at Ascot House where the challenge is to make a scissors case.
We spent a lovely afternoon stitching cards for our 40th Anniversary Exhibition which starts next month at The Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate. Several members made their cards from left over scarps from their main exhibition piece. The cards will be on sale throughout the exhibition time.
Next month we have a talk from Vivienne Brown - Flowery Treats & Floral Tributes. Everyone welcome whatever your skill level. £5 includes talk plus tea/coffee and biscuit.