Steph opened the meeting and reminded everyone of the covid safety measures in place and that hand gel was available. The tables were well-spaced out and wiped down ready to use.
The lady arrived to complete any PAT testing required on the guild's equipment, and any sewing machines brought in by the group . The cost for this was £2.50 a machine and allows the tested equipment to be used on site for 12 months.
Ann discussed the pricing for workshops and advised the group that prices will be dependent on the number of people who signed up to participate. There was a guide to the probable cost of the next 3 months workshops dependent on numbers available on the table along with course details. These workshops looked very interesting and obviously the more participants, the more economical it will be.
The shop was set up in the smaller room and extra tables were available at the back of the main hall for those not participating in the workshop, which was on Image transfer techniques.
An array of finished pieces was available to inspire our creativity.
Images to be used had to be photocopied onto transfer paper as shown.
Images were black and white for transferring but coloured copies were available to help us choose colours and designs.
The images used in the workshop were pre-prepared on transfer papers for us to choose. We each ironed on our image to sheeting fabric backed with interfacing with a dry iron (steam would damage the process). The paper backing was peeled off when cool and the embroidery could then begin. Our images were enhanced by adding stitch, appliqué and various trimmings with lovely creative results.
There was a small display of pieces stitched for the monthly challenge 2022 ‘Inspired by…’. This month the Inspiration was a favourite poem. There was such a variety. Watch the slide show below to see the wonderful pieces.
Thanks to all the committee who made the day a great success, Janet for writing the blog and Sylvia and Barbara who spent the day sorting the contents of the shop cupboard. What a task that was!
J.P. and A.R.