Monday, 11 February 2013

Visit our new website!!!

Hello everyone!

If you are looking for information about Preston Embroiderers' Guild then visit our new website at  

You will find all you need to know about us here.  Who we are, where we are and how you can join us. 

You'll also find news about our latest projects and exhibitions as well as the monthly blog.

Do click on the link above and find out more about us!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

January - Beading Workshop

Saturday, a New Year and a new workshop - beading.

Marie, who was to do a decorated cuffs workshop, was ill and Irene kindly stepped into the breach at the eleventh hour. We had all raided our beading stash & were armed with colourful glass beads in the hope they could become something more.
Irene had displayed her vast array of beautiful jewellery tempting us to 'give it a go'. A demonstration followed - making it look so easy. 
Enthused with what we could produce from a collection of small glass beads, we embarked on a necklace. The delicate pattern proved to be a little puzzling.
The all so important diamond was made up of 8 beads. How could 8 beads be so difficult to conquer !! 

With patience, mainly from Irene, the collection of coloured glass was taking shape. We were well on the way to a necklace or bracelet.

After lunch we were then shown another technique. Most of us persevered with the morning's work rather than start something new.
There were lots of other things going on as well as the beading
By 3 o’clock some were wearing their efforts. A great day was had by all. Thank you, Irene.
… and thank you to Carole for the commentary!