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Next Meeting – Tuesday 2nd September

A morning workshop for all who wish to do it.  As always, please bring your own work if you prefer and there is the opportunity to stay for the afternoon.   The finished banner pieces should be returned (if not already) and we can move on to the next stage – getting it ready for assembly.

Inktense 3D Pebbles with Annette Cooke

Requirements List

  • 10″ x 10″ piece cream cotton canvas or calico
  • piece of white cotton – shirt, blouse or gents hanky weight is perfect)
  • small scraps of wadding and green painted muslin or scrim
  • invisible thread, cotton, needles and scissors
  • embroidery threads in shades of greens, blues, browns, creams, yellows. ochres and siennas – think shingle, sand and water
  • embroidery hoop –  6″ or 8″ would be best
  • any small beach shells, small embellishments (Annette will have some small shells available on the day)
  • Inktense blocks, water spray and paint brush

There ill be some Inktense blocks for use on the day but if you have your own, please feel free to bring for your own use. If you do not wish to paint, batiks also give a lovely effect.




3rd June 2014

We enjoyed a wonderfully productive and inspiring meeting today.  Four of our own members ran mini workshops, Felt flower brooches with Jenny, Folded origami flowers  with Sarah, Little cuff books with Tina, and Take one Stitch with Vicki.

‘Business’ was taken care of very quickly, then we all got to work.  The room was alternatively quiet, then raucous as we listened to the tutors and then worked on our own pieces.  The atmosphere at Stitchcraft is informal with tea and coffee available from the café, either to drink in peace or bring into the studio.


There are photos to look at giving a snapshot of our morning, click on the like at the side of the blog to view.  Next time I will try to remember to take photos at the end of the morning showing our work.  I was busy getting on with my little cuff book today and forgot 🙂


Lots of us stayed for lunch in the café on site and many enjoyed a peaceful afternoon sitting and stitching, with chat and coffee.