Our October meeting was once again held in two sessions - afternoon and evening. Both were well attended and were enjoyable events giving the opportunity to meet friends and fellow crafters and share our projects.
In the afternoon Janice Cook showed us her "lock down" projects. She showed many examples and gave careful explanations of her experiments with Intense pencils and Intense colour blocks and several other techniques. All were beautifully presented as the photographs show.
At both sessions we were brought up to date with preparations for next years Yarn Bombing. A number of samples for our group's display had been prepared and wool and patterns were available for anyone who would like to join in. This offer was especially taken up in the evening session.
There was added excitement when news came through that the village organisers of the yarn bombing had won the community award given by Blaby District Council which was taking place "live" as we were meeting.
Next month on Wednesday 3rd November our meeting returns to the evening when the speaker will be Sarah Humphreys with her talk Youngish Modernish. we shall still be observing necessary Covid precautions.
Janice's initial trials were using the pencils on paper.She created a cushion using a traced design, embroidering the design and colouring the flowers and leaves using the ink intense blocks, mixed with a paint medium.
Using the same method she created the two images below.
Gina has been making quilts for the incubators at the Royal.