Friday, May 18, 2012

Ooak Teddy Bears

Barbara Kelly ran a workshop making these cute little creatures. They have movable limbs. Each one was different and had attitude! Their expressions caused great hilarity.

Show and Tell

 Win Quayle and Jose Ellis admiring the work.
 Liz Brand showing a beaded Russian headress.
Sheila Dove presenting her colourful piece of canvaswork.

We all gathered round tables set out in a square so that everyone could chat to everyone else and see what was going on. There was a lot of laughter too.The evening was very well attended with some extremely interesting pieces of work brought along together with stories attached. Altogether a successful and enjoyable evening.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Red Bag

This bag was made as a raffle prize for the Embroiderer's Guild AGM held in Southport. Each patch was made by individual members. Helen Sargent put them together to a pattern of  Katie Chaplin's.   She very cleverly embroidered the three legs on the base. It was won by Betty Mansfield. She used to come over to the island to see one of the founders of the Isle of Man Branch, Alison Quayle. Betty helped to organise the City and Guild course at the College of Further Education. It is very sad as now she is suffering from MS and wheelchair bound. She can no longer sew but is giving all the goodies to her grand daughter but keeping the bag as she loved it so much.