Sunday, 30 May 2010


At long last I have found time to put the photographs up onto the Blog that I was given by Maggie. Anyone recognise themselves? The choice of workshop was - either playing with Painted Bondaweb, Angelina or Walnut Ink, with an additional choice of creating a cake hanging to be assembled by Wendy using the samples made by members in shades of yellow and pink. Our exhibition in June/July will reveal the results.

Several members are also involved in stitching pieces based on inspiration taken from several photographs we have obtained from the Harrogate Photographic Society ready for our joint exhibition at West Park United Reformed Church. We aim to 'join up' in the middle of the exhibition with examples of their photographs and our embroidery based on these pictures. They may be in for a surprise!!!

Saturday, 1 May 2010


Oh what bliss .... a whole day to play

The Carol Coleman workshop was just what was needed after a few hectic weeks. Above you can see Carol's demonstration piece showing how to make a cord with a toggle on the end, and also how to create various edgings and dangling bits on dissolvable fabric.

Irene tried her best not to use her favourite colours and, inspired by some photographs of rock formations obtained from a member of the Harrogate Photographic Society, this is what she came up with.

Typical of Carol's work, the piece above is heavily stitched and is enhanced with pieces of metal and semi precious stones to great effect.

A newcomer to the Guild meetings and also a City & Guilds 1st Year student at Harrogate College, Jackie created this very decorative piece that may become a brooch or something similar. The shiny background is due to the fact that the dissolvable film had not yet been washed away. Beads are to be added before this happens. Everyone had a terrific day with Carol proving to be an excellent choice of tutor.