The Guild started up for 2014 on Monday. Lots of people still on holidays so numbers were well down but there was some wonderful work in progress. Here’s a sample of what was happening:
Agnes Sciberras was working on this stunning contemporary seascape:
The scene is from a photo she took down the South Coast of NSW around Narooma. If you want to look in more detail just click on the photo.
And here’s a closer look at the beautiful materials and stitching…
Ann Lond was meticulously stitching a Hardanger runner in a soft sage colour:
Here are the edges she was finishing:
And here are a couple of the ones she’s already done:
Barbara Adams fingers were flying as she progressed these Candlewicking blocks for a quilt:
Aren’t they cute?
On the other side of the table Val Woodward was creating this lovely Canvaswork piece in blue and turquoise:
Next to her Pat Bootland was developing the latest of her inspiring Or Nue designs:
Pat is so skilled that she makes it look straightforward – just awesome!
And in her usual spot at the end of this table Ann Small was expertly cross stitching this challenging design:
At the next table Kathy Pascoe was adding more roses to her vibrant tablecloth:
While Margaret Cooper was creating these delicate Stumpwork elements:
Meanwhile on the other side of the table the precise geometry of this Canvaswork was emerging from the expert stitching of Margaret O’Beirne:
Across the way Evelyn Foster was showing us the Contemporary Whitework she’d just finished as part of her online course with Karen Ruane:
And here’s the other side:
This is Evelyn’s own design and is just wonderful!
She’d also stitched this needlecase for one of her friends on the table:
Not far away a handsome cat was emerging from Joyce Lynch’s cross stitch:
And Helen Nastopoulos was stitching these cool mice:
Sitting next to her Ruth Jackson showed us this endearing koala:
Don’t you think he’s got great personality?
She’d also finished this cheeky cross stitch:
and was working on this:
A bit further around Gail Haidon was embroidering this colourful and softly delicate design:
Here are these gorgeous blues in more detail:
Not far away Margaret Lamond was adding flowers to this brilliant piece:
At the next table Lesley Fusinato was creating another of her super cute mice – this time a little French mouse:
Chatting quietly to Lesley was Margaret Roberts who was busy choosing colours for the next section of her contemporary landscape:
I love the way she’s evoked the sense of part of the scene in sunlight and the rest in shadow – it adds realism to a striking design.
As I was walking out of the room I caught sight of Sue Scorgie with this Diana Lampe design in her hoop so I grabbed my Ipad and took these pics:
I wanted a closer look at the wisteria she was stitching so you get one too:
Exhibition of Miss Fisher’s Costumes
For the fans of the sumptuous costumes in the Australian TV series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries there’s great news. They’ll be on show at Old Government House Parramatta from 1 March to 1 June 2014 – here’s the link to the National Trust’s website. Thanks to Sarah Kimmorley from our evening group for the head’s up.