Saturday 5 October 2013

October Meeting

Our speaker this month was Alison Bramley whose talk 'Frazzled and Bedazzled' was illustrated with many of the quilts and hangings she has made since completing an Art and Design course at Loughborough in 1990.

Coco the Escaping Elephant

She brought handling samples so that we could examine at close quarters the cut back applique techniques that she uses.

Her impressive sense of colour and design skills were evident in the quilts she had brought with her including 'York 800' created for the exhibition of quilts displayed in many locations in York as part of the celebration of 800 years since the City of York was granted its Royal Charter.

York 800

Knitting and Stitching tickets can be bought at the November meeting for £9 each.

Yorkshire and the Humber EG Regional AGM is to be held at Scarcroft Village Hall on 11th October 10.00 onwards.Take a packed lunch!

Ryedale Branch meeting on Sat 30th November 2.00pm at Wrelton Village Hall will be a talk by the North Eastern Region on 'Mining a Golden Seam' the exhibition that was shown at last year's Knitting and Stitching Show.

An exhibition of Textile Art by Decora will be held at Otley Courthouse from 4th November to 30th November. 10.00 - 4.00 Monday to Saturday. There will be an accompanying workshop on 24th November (details from the Courthouse) and a Demonstration on 16th November 2.00-4.00pm.

Gina Smith's exhibition 'Journeys with a Needle' continues at the Dales Countryside museum in Hawes until 9th October.

The 'C' word was mentioned - the Christmas meeting is a members' day and we will be making small gift bags based on the Japanese custom of Omiyage. The theme for the Christmas competition is Christmas Pudding.

Josie Storey is running the morning Stitch Club at the moment and is teaching stumpwork techniques. Bring a basic sewing kit to join in. If possible also bring an embroidery hoop and some fabric to work with, though Josie says she will have some available.