Saturday, 28 August 2010

After an exhausting week, our 'Stitch-in-9' exhibition on 'Dressing Up' has come to an end. It was good fun, lots of interesting people came through, sold lots of little bits but not any of the big items were sold. This was our last exhibition of the year. We have already got plans for next year, our first one will be at the Museum in Sunderland in May.
During the week I did find time to do this rather interesting workshop on twisting metal.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

The exhibition work went up without a hitch, everything just seemed to gel together nicely. We are now hoping a lot of people will come though the doors with lots of money to spend.

Just for fun, each member dressed up a hat. The one below is made by our honorary member, Alice.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Meet Sara and Lara. Always wondering where to put those plastic carrier bags you are always accumulating, well keep them tidy by placing them up their skirts. This is a pattern designed by Sherrie Goshon.

I am off now to pack the car with all sorts of goodies for our exhibition and then travel down to Barnard Castle. We open at 12md so have alot of things to do before then and I Hope we have a good week.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Last week, I volunteered to help man the Embroidery Guild's exhibition at Alnwick Gardens. What a wonderful day we had, lots of interest and hopefully this may have encourage some new members. We did have time to have a quick look around the gardens, absolutely full of inspiration and lovely flowers

Hi Needlewings, your gift has been posted today, could you let me know when it arrives, thanks.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Stitch-in-9 exhibition starts this week, so if you are in the area(north east of England, and have 10 minutes to spare, why not pop in. We are manning this exhibition ourselves, so there will be a member of Stitch-in-9 there each day to have a chat to.
For some reason I can not get the poster to load, so here's some more info.
"Dressing Up"
The Gallery, Witham Hall, Barnard Castle.
Thurs 19th Aug- Wed 25th Aug 2010.
Free Admission
Thurs 12-5pm, Fri & Sat 10-5pm, Sun 12-4pm, Mon, Tues & Wed 10-5pm.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Giveaway Winner

Its my blogs 1st anniversary and as promised the lucky winner is going to be announced today.
The winner is "NEEDLEWINGS".
Thanks to everyone who left a comment.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

It s amazing how a pile of fluff can be turned into this

and into this This face was created by needle felting. The face has turned out bigger than I wanted, so I am not going any further with this piece. Hopefully, the next one will be smaller so that I can do a body and limbs for it. I also must improve on those eyes.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Free Giveaway on my 100th Posting

At last , I have reached my 100th posting, and to thank people who have taken the time to view my blog, I am going to have a giveaway. Silk paints, white silk scarf and tie to paint. There will be some little extra surprises in the giveaway.
My present followers will automatically be given an entery.
If you write a comment on this posting, or become a follower before 14th August you will be entered into the draw. Winner will be announced on this blog on 14th August.
Good Luck to you all

Another enjoyable stitch to do, whipped straight stitch

Sunday, 1 August 2010

I often like to work in neutrral colours, this piece is hand stitched using buttonhole stitch, This was also made into a postcard.
Watch out for my next posting, it will be my giveaway