Saturday, 22 March 2014

Dress A Girl around the World

 I just thought I'd share details if this Charity with you all. Dress a Girl around the world UK is a charity that is based on the premise that every girl in the world should have a pretty dress ( and shorts for the boys).

Last year Gill Snowball and I decided to set up a project at the Visual Arts Cheshire and we ran a couple of  free workshops where people could come along and make a very simple pillowcase dress or shorts. Gill also provided pattern to make the dress and by the end of November the VAC Gallery received 200 dresses and shorts that were delivered to the coordinator in Bristol.

The dresses we made were sent to Kenya and pictures have seen appearing on their website. This little girl is wearing one of the dresses I made out of a (unused) pillowcase.

Its is a really satisfying and worthwhile thing to do and a great way of using up all your unwanted fabric and it would be a great thing to do as a group.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Exhibition & Textile Fair- a GREAT success

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped at the Exhibition on 15 March- visitors, stall holders, Exhibitors, volunteers, cake bakers etc etc. We hope you like what you saw & along the way we may have encouraged some new members. Well done to the following for the Best In Show competition:

1st  : Carol Stow:           Happiness is Togetherness                         ( needlefelted fleece)
2nd: Jill Brown:                My Eden Valley                                         ( mixed media map)
3rd: Leila Sutcliffe :            Seascape                                                ( stitchwork & media)