The meeting began with Dee our chair, giving out the notices, which included a reminder that there is an early bird offer on Embroiderers’ Guild subscriptions. She also reminded everyone to return library books on time and about nominations for the AGM in October.
Maggie began by telling us a little about her background in stitch as a lecturer, her City and Guilds qualification and as a long term member of the Embroiderers’ Guild.
We had ordered kits which she had brought with her. We began by making the sand bag which fits inside the doll allowing it to stand firmly.
The next stage was inserting the sandbag and stuffing the body around the sandbag very firmly halfway down from the top.
Every one enjoyed the day and we were sewing right up to the last minute but only Irene managed a completed doll.
By Kath Howarth