Tuesday, 31 May 2011

May meeting - Eileen Johnson - Machine Embroidery 'Nature's Wonders'

Our May meeting was an 'in-house' special with our own Eileen Johnson giving us a worlshop on 'Nature's Wonders'.

Eileen brought along many examples of her exquisite machine embroidery. Flowers, leaves and foliage were all demonstrated in their various forms.

Eileen demonstrated many other techniques ...

... and soon everyone was hard at work producing their own 'Small Wonders'.

And, of course, the girls in the back room were equally busy.

In the afternoon Caroline Alexander, from the Harris Museum, came to talk to us about Horrockses dresses which were made in Preston.

Monday, 30 May 2011

April Meeting - Silk Playday with Valerie Anderson

April brought a return visit from the delightful Valerie Anderson who had greatly entertained us with her talk on her last visit

Valerie (sorry about the photo) demonstrated so many different techniques and materials ...

... and made it all seem so easy.

We were all soon at work ...

... producing multi-layered pieces.

As you can see the silk looks beautiful when held up to the light.

Everybody's was different. Bernadette was hard at work ...

... as was Beryl ...

... and our visitor, Dorothy.

Everyone was having great fun and Valerie was so generous with her time and materials.

Yvonne's 'shoes' were stunning ...

... and by this time we were really 'getting in to it'!

Here's Pat with her delicate flowers.

And the girls in the back room were hard at work as usual.