Monday 16 June 2014

June Meeting

Wednesday evening was very enthralling with a wonderful talk by Barbara Chainey entitled The Tent Makers of Cairo. We heard all about the amazing men who start to sew from the age of 8 to learn the skills of working with fabric, using only scissors to cut out the shapes, and needle-turning the fabric. Skills handed down from father to son. A beautiful array of colourful work Barbara has collected for over 10 years. A very interesting talk. I hope everyone will be inspired to have a go.    Examples of the quilts made by the Tent Makers.

Saturday’s workshop with Viv showing us her unique way of sewing the beautiful book cover. We all had a lovely time sorting cutting and sewing with various fabrics from cottons to satins and velvets. Taking home our started work to finish. I am sure we will have some covered books for July’s show and tell.

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