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MEG YE: Sun Catchers: Using sheer fabric in a workshop led by Miranda and Kathy on 8th February

The Young Embroiderers enjoyed embroidering on Sheer fabrics such as Organza or Voile and made fantastic suncatchers. Some chose to trace an image like a heart or a map and others chose their own designs such as initials or flowers. It was important to stretch the fabric on the hoops, to make it easier to sew our designs.

Even a simple running stitch looked great using a sheer fabric. Other stitches used were back stitch and lazy daisy stitch. So it was ideal for stitchers of all abilities! We then used sequins, beads and ribbon to add a bit of sparkle. The hoops themselves make a great frame and some of the YEs embellished the frames too.

The Young Embroiderers soon realised that you have to be very neat and ensure that your knots etc. are hidden under the embroidery you do. However our YEs certainly rose to the challenge and completed their suncatchers, working right to the end to ensure they completed them. These finished pieces will look lovely hanging on a window to catch the light, although they also look great hanging on the wall too.

Saturday 11th January saw the start to this years programme for the young embroiderers. Six lively young stitchers joined us in an applique representation of a pomegranate. They could choose from a variety of red fabrics for the outside of the fruit, and yellow fabrics for the centre, with a few sequins for a bit of bling! They were also encouraged to use lots of different stitches as decoration. Some of the youngsters were new to embroidery and enjoyed learning how to do french knots and chain stitch. There was lots of chatter ( I even learned some new riddles) and even though the pieces were not finished, it was lovely to see how different they were. They were happy to take them home to finish off and we hope to see them finished at the next meeting. We also did some work on our joint Tudor project so all in all, it was a busy and lively session.

Saturday 11th January saw the start to this years programme for the young embroiderers. Six lively young stitchers joined us in an applique representation of a pomegranate. They could choose from a variety of red fabrics for the outside of the fruit, and yellow fabrics for the centre, with a few sequins for a bit of bling! They were also encouraged to use lots of different stitches as decoration. Some of the youngsters were new to embroidery and enjoyed learning how to do french knots and chain stitch. There was lots of chatter ( I even learned some new riddles) and even though the pieces were not finished, it was lovely to see how different they were. They were happy to take them home to finish off and we hope to see them finished at the next meeting. We also did some work on our joint Tudor project so all in all, it was a busy and lively session.

Saturday 11th January saw the start to this years programme for the young embroiderers. Six lively young stitchers joined us in an applique representation of a pomegranate. They could choose from a variety of red fabrics for the outside of the fruit, and yellow fabrics for the centre, with a few sequins for a bit of bling! They were also encouraged to use lots of different stitches as decoration. Some of the youngsters were new to embroidery and enjoyed learning how to do french knots and chain stitch. There was lots of chatter ( I even learned some new riddles) and even though the pieces were not finished, it was lovely to see how different they were. They were happy to take them home to finish off and we hope to see them finished at the next meeting. We also did some work on our joint Tudor project so all in all, it was a busy and lively session.

Next meeting February 8th.