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Following the description of the group's activities there are some photographs of their work.
About the GroupThe Needlecraft groups meet weekly on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings, at the leader’s home and a variety of work is undertaken.
When we started as a group, some members had not used a sewing machine for many years, and others not at all. To be faced with the elaborate and apparently complicated modern machines was quite daunting. What a difference a few months make. The members have made and are now making such a variety of items.
Lace decorations for a Christmas tree and embroidered cards were the starting point for some. A beautiful embroidered cushion now features in a home and another item includes a patchwork and embroidered bag. One member has demonstrated an increasing ability in using the machine for freehand machine embroidery and is producing incredible interesting work, and another hand stitches intriguing abstract pictures. Another major undertaking for one of the group is making an alphabet baby quilt for a new grandchild - which is almost completed.
If you decide to join us, we will all help with suggestions and instruction on how to start, it is never too late to develop a new skill and have fun along the way. As a leader, my reward has been is seeing each one in the group grow and gain confidence in their own skills, and in some cases outstripping my own abilities.
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From Jackie Fisher (July 2013)These are photographs of Jackie's quilt. The quilt is difficult to photograph in its entirety so the main image is followed by photographs of three selected areas of the quilt. You can also see the slideshow using this link.
From Rosalie Jones (November 2012)
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