Kath H. chair, welcomed everyone and then a few simple rules for using zoom were suggested. When someone is talking please mute your microphone, similarly if someone comes to the door or in to the room. If you want to ask a question of the speaker wave your hand and then Kath’s or Ann will pick you out. Obviously when we come to the stitch and chat session we will be able to unmute ourselves.
Ann explained that next month we have a speaker from Northumberland- Joanna O’Neill who is a textile artist, author and quilting judge. Her talk entitled ’Bite sized’ is about working with small art quilts and embroidery on a friendly scale.
When all the information was finished members were asked to show and tell about the projects they were working on.
Edwina has been busy on her Book of Books made a couple of months ago from an old Filofax. The outer cover is made of calico layered up with used wet wipes from the Linda Monks Summer School; then bonda webbed layers of other fabrics. It is handstitched and beaded. The baubles are mini Temari balls - felted balls covered in woven Perlé which were made at mini workshop at Manchester EG.
‘It might become an entry for the competition with a very loose connection of Inspired by Authors. It is a record of books I have read recently to remind me of the authors I enjoyed or didn't'.
Mel had also been busy learning how to make paper flowers and had made a piece using recycled papers with the Chelford branch.
It was 4 o’clock before we knew it, and time to leave the meeting. A wave goodbye and the meeting closed. It was a lovely afternoon. A real boost to start 2021. Next month with a speaker, we hope more will join us and step into a different Embroiderers’ Guild meeting (for the immediate future anyway).