Tuesday 19 October 2021


 The Joan Smith bursary was drawn at the last meeting.  The first two winners are Marjorie Sanders and Gina Cooke.

Last weekend Viv Denscombe and Gina Cooke took part in the Leicester Race for Life. They were joined by two friends of Viv.

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Cosby Yarn Bomb 2022

This year we will be making an underwater coral and fish scene.  With a bleached side to represent global warming shading up to a more colourful side to represent how it should be.  We are hoping that our members who like to do knitting and crocheting would help us to create the scene.  We need lots of help as those living in Cosby will also be doing their own displays.  Pat will be sending out an email with links to patterns but we also have copies of patterns.  We need in particular 300 small yellow fish.  We have 70 so far.  The patterns will be available at the next meeting meeting or contact Sue Wilson.
Here are some examples of items that have already been made.

October Meeting

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.

She also completed projects and challenges with Leicester Quilters. Making Dorset buttons and inch blocks.  These are just a few examples.

Sue Skelton showed us two quilts she made during lock down in an effort to reduce all the scrap she has accumulated.  Both the calico and the black were scrap ends of pieces previously made along with the coloured squares.

Kathy had made a quilt using Japanese Fabric.

Gina has been making quilts for the incubators at the Royal.

Pat's projects made since the last meeting

Sue Stacey showed us her wall hanging and handbag.

Denise Clare had crocheted a blanket, a shawl and knitted a shawl.