Here are some of their projects. Let us start with brooches from the Maria Livesey talk in December when several of us had a go at using silicone to entrap a pressed flower- yes clear silicone, the stuff you use around the bath and shower tray to seal it. Once dry the silicon disc, which was already on a fine organza fabric, was applied to a background fabric and some embroidery detail was added before putting the finished circle into a tiny embroidery frame.
Kath H knitted Guinea pigs in a bed with cushions and a bowl of salad, made as replicas of her pets, for her granddaughter Lydia, as well as a small embroidery for her sister from a book by Angela Daymond.
‘My December piece is a gift tag with a machine stitched background, which I beaded and added stump work and stitch embellishments.’ Mel. C
‘Snowflakes falling’ – ‘I used Tyvek and stitched into this before adding some heat to see what would happen to the shapes. I then stitched beads onto them to attach them to the glitter felt. Finally, I added some simple snowflake shapes and beads in the background. ‘Ann R
Don’t forget to have a go at our new monthly challenges ‘Inspired by…’ for 2022. Again information is available on the ‘Notices’ tab.
In the meantime, keep safe and keep stitching.