Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Gorgeous picture

Bernice has designed this really super design for her Grandchildren. It will be difficult to part with it.

Members work

Glenice and Meryl have finished some new designs.I think their use of colour is really lovely.

Sandbach Event

Rosemary and Bernice and friends are really busy preparing for this event in the church. The embroideries in the church are absolutely stunning and well worth a viewing.

Go along and suppose this worthwhile event.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Silk Museum, Macclesfield

Inspired by India

The Silk Museum, 17 June-8 September 2017 
Celebrating UK/India year of culture, artist Nikki Parmenter has worked with local community groups and schools to illustrate the colour and imagery of the countries’ creative relationship.
The exhibition also explores the work of Macclesfield’s Thomas Wardle who helped teach artist William Morris about natural dyes – both men’s work being ‘inspired by India’.  Nikki’s centrepiece is the ‘Silk Peacock’, the national bird of India, which incorporates Indian symbolism, Wardle’s designs and Morris’ patterns.  We invite you to join us and design your own peacock feather to add to the artwork Macclesfield.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Trentham Gardens

Last week I had a walk in Trentham Gardens. Here are some photos of the early Summer flower beds.

Lorna Knight

Lorna Knight gave us a talk about dress making techniques. She shared lots of tricks of the trade with us. We now know how to make a much more professional finish to any dress making projects we may attempt. She explained about how linings are really important in giving a really good finish. She passed around lots of examples for us to have a close look at how she achieved such perfect looking finishes.

She did all this in a very easy going way and it was a super afternoon.

It was lovely to welcome 2 visitors and 2 new members.

Monday, 5 June 2017


Lorna Knight

Lorna Knight is giving us a talk at the next meeting. She is based in Leek, Staffordshire. She is a sewing expert and author and it promises to be an interesting afternoon.

The meeting will be be held at Alsager Library at 1-45 for 2-00 pm on Tuesday 6 th June.