Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Our speaker this month was Diana Marks, who came along to talk to us about her time as a Voluntary Textile Conservationist at Hatfield House in Berkshire.
Diana brought along with her many beautiful examples of her work using old and vintage textiles. She uses many things that no longer have a function in more modern households. Things that are too beautiful to throw away and which have been created with love and care by their original maker. She puts things together using Crazy Patchwork technique and there were many stunning and inspirational pieces.
We have been fortunate to have been given an extra hour for our morning meeting and as we have quite a few new members who are eager to learn, starting with the basics, this extra time is going to be used as teaching time. We kicked off this month with a simple hand pieced nine patch block. Starting with drawing up their own template the eager students were led through the process by Jenny Greenwood and Sheila Lloyd. Everyone seemed to enjoy this session and we hope that these teaching sessions will encourage more people to join the Group.
Next month's meeting is the Christmas Party when there will be mini workshops running on making Christmas stockings and tree decorations. There will be a raffle, quiz and seasonal things to eat!
Hope to see you these.