The Scunthorpe Embroiderers’ Guild AGM at the end of September was a real feast of embroidery. As well as some of the results from our workshop with Chris Gray in July from straightforward amulets…
…to composite arrangements…
…there were other lovely items stitched by members over the summer:
We also enjoyed an exhibition of the work of one of our founder members, Margaret Riding, who brought in a huge range of her embroidery for us to admire.
It’s become a tradition now for us to have some sort of collaborative consequences type activity at the AGM to be stitched for later in the year. In 2014 it was Consequences, last year (which I missed) were our acclaimed maps and this year Helen came up trumps yet again with Christmas Consequences. This time, instead of different people adding to the list of requirements, we each wrote our own wish list of things we would like to have on a Christmas gift to be stitched by another club member. The papers were folded and put into a bag and then we all pulled one out. Helen’s last stipulation was that the item needed to have a 3D element. This could be anything, from 3D embroidery on a card to the item itself – a decoration, bag, box etc.
This was the wish list I drew:
After several rather grandiose plans I decided to go for something a bit closer to my usual practice and I have an idea that I’m really pleased with. Under wraps until the December meeting though!