Wednesday 28 March 2018

April Meeting

The April meeting is our practical evening.  There are three projects.  Two of which are pictured below the third project is a needle case, designed by Viv.  You can either do one or two of the projects or you can bring your own project.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Scissor or key fob with Jo Turner

Post it Cover with Jean Waterfield

Wednesday 14 March 2018

March Meeting

Through her enthusiasm for batik fabrics, Roxanna our March Speaker from Hannah's Room reminded me of something I read a few years ago:

Does anyone expect stamp collectors to use their stamps to post anything?

Does anyone expect coin collectors to spend their coins to buy anything?

Then why shouldn't we fabric enthusiasts enjoy collecting and owning fabulous fabrics?

Roxanna explained with video clips the process of producing  batiks.  In addition, through samples passed around, we were able to follow each stage.  Few of us know how many processes are involved.  The skills displayed especially in the printing were impressive.  Roxanna had real enthusiasm and empathy for the fabric she buys and sells.

Kathy Francis