It’s going to be 39C here today so if you’re looking to escape the heat (or the cold in the Northern Hemisphere) by staying inside here’s some eye candy from the evening meeting of the Guild last Monday:
Jenny Balderson was working on a large crewel design:
At another table Prue Deacon was adding a border to one of her striking canvaswork designs:
While Jan Senti was cross-stitching a teddy bear in an interesting way – she was mixing the thread to create a ‘tweed’ effect:
And Margaret Callinan was also doing cross stitch – a very atmospheric scene of a waterfall and cherry blossom:
Sarah Kimmorley was stitching this footstool cover for her dollhouse – my eyes were protesting just looking at the tiny size of the stitches!
At the next table Lee Scott was knitting this gorgeous green lace:
and a closer look:
Sitting nearby was this crocheted bag that Lee was about to start blocking:
Across the way Anne Eccleston was bringing another vintage Semco piece to life:
It’s a cross stitch cushion with strawberries and matches the tablecloth she had in last year’s exhibition which you can see here.
Jillian Farrer was also into vintage and embroidering this softly delicate piece:
On a totally different note Monica Andrew was working on this contemporary textured piece:
Next to her Jill Travis was adding stitches to her Stitch of the Month book cover:
While Mary Bowron was chatting to her and knitting this bright piece for one of her family:
Lel Whitbread was very excited about stitching these blackwork flowers from a new book which gives this traditional technique a modern twist:
Just then Catherine Fetherston arrived and pulled out these two works in progress – a striking Hardanger motif:
and some contemporary Casalguidi which is a UFO she’s trying to finish:
Speaking of Casalguidi Yvonne Kingsley had this lovely needlecase sitting on the table next to her embroidery stand:
She had this date palm in her hoop:
It’s part of a large wool blanket – here’s a camel that’s also in progress:
Well that’s it for now – I’m off to get a mega dose of high wattage energy – the Young Stitchers have their first meeting of the year this afternoon!