This month's program was all about needles.
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September Show and Share
This week was our last meeting before the summer.
At the meeting, we determined officers and other positions for next year, voted on the embroidered pieces for the three prizes, had 'show and share', and ate goodies.
Our TATA (Trillium Annual Themed Award) theme this year was 'animals'. There are two categories:
and Original design
Jennifer's design won the Technical Award. Her design incorporates many of her passions: cats, music, Star Trek. thread painting, embroidery, etc. It is so creative and beautiful.
Diane's punch needle and embroidered pillow won in the Original design category.
Jeanette's peacock piece "Maxim and Zoya" from Plum Streeet Samplers won the award for the Charted/Adapted design. It is stitched over 1 thread on 32? count fabric.
Other entries included Bernie's sheep mounted on a badge.
Jennifer's painted thread Bee Eater designed by Trish Burr. Jen stitched this in one day at the last Elim retreat!
Geri's 'Red Bird' punch needle piece designed by Karla Gerard and adapted to punch needle by Loretta Moore of 'Hooked On The Lake'.
Alda stitched the Red Macaw
The 'Heart of My Heart' piece is a Shepherd's Bush design.
Jen brought in a stitched piece of her beloved cat, Abby, from when Abby was a kitten.
She also brought in a kitty cat biscornu.
This is the back of it.
She finished up this one recently.
The detail on Marion's thread painted piece is exquisite.
Jeanette brought in her luggage tag made with embroidery stitch fabric.
It opens up to reveal the address or business card.
Alda shared this beautiful floral piece stitch on rather fine fabric.
Jen also shared this blackwork frame she stitched for this photo of Abby. The letters on the bottom are a 'kitty cat' font.
Jeanette shared her idea of using a decorative notepad with the magnetic closure for a needlecase. She took out the notepad and glued in several 'pages' of felt, cut to fit.
Our theme for next year was decided upon. It is 'smalls' - any small or miniaturized items such as needle cases, pin cushions, scissor fobs, etc.
Kim posed between our impartial judges, Bernie and Amy.
It was a great way to wrap up the year.
Have a good summer, everyone!
This month, Kim demonstrated the punch needle technique.
She had several samples of completed pieces.
These were pieces Meagan had done as a child.
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Geri's punch needle poinsettia.
Dianna Thorne will be presenting a class on needle weaving, tonight.
In order to optimize learning more about this beautiful technique we ask everyone to arrive promptly and the business meeting will begin sharply at 7:10 pm.
Looking forward to a wonderful night!
I apologize for the lateness is posting the last segment of Carol's design and her finishing instruction they are up now!
*Please note the direction for the reed stitch is incorrect. It should have seven short stitches. Picture to follow.
In this weeks handouts there is a misprint for the counted embroidery pattern!
Please refer to the chart on the website for the corrected edition.
For more information please click here.
It is amazing to see how everyones' projects are coming along, all are so beautiful and different!
This time of year we wish everyone safe journeys on vacation and the drive to and from the meetings. Please check out the project page for the latest updates!
I'm so sorry for the late posting, everything is up now, almost in time for january's pattern. I hope that everyone's project is going well, from what I have seen of they are coming out amazing. Don't worry too much about finishing for January the 18th, it is not a race.
See you all on the 18th for the next pattern in the stitch along!
With January around the cornor I'm really late posting the information for the Front Pockect. Hopefully you have begun to work on the project, if not that is okay too (we are in the same boat!). More information on how to stitch Carol's design can be found under "Project"
See you all on the 18th to recieve the next pattern in our stitch along!
Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month from 7:30 until 9:00ish in the activity room at 220 Perry St. Whitby, ON
September 19,2018 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm