A Make Do & Mend Sort of Day!

Well, it might have been dark and miserable outside today but inside the atmosphere was positively glowing. And, as ever we had lots of lovely work to admire – particularly around our theme of Make Do & Mend

There was a table overflowing with some beautiful pieces of work…. and a pram waiting to be renovated. You will be pleased to know that we now have a plan – so watch this space

Amanda brought in a wonderful piece of work focused on pigeon post and featuring an authentic pigeon feather obtained from the pigeon society.

She was also busy today making a boro bag

Caroline was busy making a whole cloth cot quilt on recycled sheet which fellt beautifully soft to touch

Truda showed an amazing lap quilt that is work in progress. It is made from vintage fabrics and embroidered cloths. She has also made a lovely fabric picture featuring a little cross stitch robin

Frances brought in a beautiful collage made from vintage materials

And a book about feedsack secrets – fashion from hard times and a panel that she bought in the USA

Janet had made cushions from wool blankets and Sorrento furnishers off cuts – coordinated with embroidery

And Jan emptied out her Mary Poppins bag to reveal a Christmas tree skirt, a quilt that she had incorporated some old fabric crackers into, her advent calendar and some lovely felt birds that she made for the 12 days of Christmas – more to come we assume?

Kerry also showed three quilts that were made from fabric scraps

Pat, Janet and Rosie were quietly beavering away in the corner . Janet and Rosie were making quilts for Project Linus using fabric scraps from their stash

Julie was busy working on an embroidered dragon and showed an exam piece that she had done for the Embroideres Guild

Fiona is obviously on a mission with her floral theme – and had made a fab lampshade

And was busy working on some wonderful floral pieces. She failed t mention that she had made the tunic and matching scarf that she was wearing!

A huge thank you to Truda for sharing her skills with members – pictured here demonstrating embroidery stitches

Finally Dawn brought in some vintage pieces to show and Rosie had brought in a child’s Vulcan sewing machine that she found in a charity shop last week – what a find and so appropriate for our theme. It hardly needs saying but we will have to have a an exhibition later in the year to showcase all the beautiful work that has been done by our very talented group. Well done everyone!

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