Just in case some of you are feeling withdrawal symptoms because there are no Guild meetings this week here’s a ‘looking over shoulders’ post. These are photos I took with my iPad at the last couple of evening meetings.
Monica Andrew had us all laughing as she declared that she loved to torture fabric aka this biscornu in progress – it’s been needlefelted, embellished and machine embroidered
Janet Pearce was also doing crochet – a baby’s shawl
Elvi McCann was racing to finish this Hardanger music box cover – she’s making it for one of her grandsons to give to his Mum for Mother’s Day.
Next to her Sharon Burrell was stitching this Hardanger angel
When Sharon finished the angel she picked up her cross stitch panel showing a retro day at the races. The panel’s too big to capture in one photo so here it is in segments:
On another table Cathy Fetherston had two pieces on the go……
this Hardanger and Blackwork combo
and this Blackwork piece
I was tempted to run away with Cathy’s biscornu pincushion
Meanwhile Kerry Neale was stitching this blackwork leaf….
While next to her Eleni Holloway was creating a cute sheep in the same technique…
In contrast Susan Douds was embroidering this stitchery with a real pop of colour
You’ve seen Pat Bootland’s piper in an earlier Looking over Shoulders so here’s another peep at the progress she’s making
Ditto Jenny Balderson’s crewel work…….here’s the design element she was working on last time
and here’s the bit she’s working on now
Robyn Duncan was busy developing a knot garden design for the more advanced Young Stitchers to do
and Hazel Hunt was working away at this lovely surface stitching
Beside her Jillian Farrer was also stitching a burst of colour
Leonie Hunt’s delicate Australian wildflower cross stitch is emerging from her hoop
Susan Lelbach is learning blackwork and was practising Holbein (or Double Running Stitch) – one of the foundation stitches for Blackwork.
Not too far away Susan Coates was also doing Blackwork
and so was Sarah Kimmorley
After patiently working away at the Diana Lampe design that her Mum had started Rosie Collis was just adding the last couple of stitches!