Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

Visited the new exhibition at the Quilt Museum in York today and it is very good with a wide range of interpretations of the meaning of Pearl. It is on until 29 August and running alongside it is 'The Wholecloth Tradition' which has some excellent examples of traditional quilts.


Maggie Clarke has produced a wonderful Story Sack based on the Owl Babies book. Thought you might like to see them. The bag contains a further owl which is extremely cute and cuddly. I am sure the children in the library will love it.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

July Meeting

Unfortunately, the speaker for the 11 July meeting has had to cancel, however, Kerry Mosley, a relatively new speaker, has agreed to come along instead. Her work is extremely interesting - she works with knitted wire and then stitches on top over dissolvable fabric to create hangings. She has a website which you might like to visit.

Nidderdale Workshop

Lynne Porter, a former member of Diverse Threads, led an excellent workshop "Artful Embroidery" on Saturday, 18 April for Nidderdale Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild. Landscape pictures formed the basis of individual designs with water soluble pencils and chiffon being used to paint the picture onto the fabric. Embroidery stitches were then added to create texture and line.