Friday, 17 February 2012

Pauline Turner - Crochet

Pauline Turner at Chelford Embroiderers' Guild
We don't usually have talks on crochet at our embroiderers' guild so we were really glad that Pauline came talk to us about how crochet has become a part of her life.

 We were amazed at the wonderful effects which can be achieved with the crochet hook.
 Perhaps this is not all that surprising as Crochet has its root in tambour work.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Young Embroiderers' Felting Day

This month we were really fortunate to have Di Stone lead us in a felting workshop. After making a flat piece of felt to understand the technique we then went on on make Handbags, ipod covers, balls and hearts ( as it was valentines day).
Everyone had a really great time and made some wonderful things.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Jacqueline Hyman January 2012

Jacqueline Hyman provided us with a really interesting talk on the research and restoration she has been carrying out on a collection of medieval children's clothes. The clothes had been excavated from burial sites in Egypt in the 1930's and had been stored in a cardboard box in an archive ever since. when she examined them she realised that they were a very important collection as there is nothing quite like them in other collections. She has been researching into them using her own meticulous methods and modern technology such as the electron microscope which magnifies fibres hundreds of times.

Close up of cap showing text. Image from

It was a very interesting and informative talk.