We had a lovely three day class with Tutor Hazel Foot, she was teaching her ‘Pacific Tribute’ class. It was a fabulous quilt with lots of different techniques to learn. Most of the ladies did bright colours, but I wanted my quilt to be a table runner so it was very subdued compared to the others, to fit in with my decor.
The weather has been so changeable here, with snow, sun, wind and rain, so unusual for us, so it was a lovely time spent indoors sewing away.
We had our AGM for the Guild and presented the leaving members with their gifts which were greatly appreciated. There was a lovely display of work, sorry about the quality of the photos, I used my phone.
We have three ladies leaving the Embroiderers Committee. a fellow member, Daisy and I are making them gifts as a thank you for their service to the Guild. I am embroidering their initial and a sewing/embroidery related item and she will make them into little embroidery bags.
We had our October COOTS retreat once again at Bannockburn. This time we had tutor, Cheryl Comfort lead us in her ‘Inspired By …’ class. This fits in with our Challenge for the year of the same name. Cheryl took us through various exercises using an artist, chosen by each person, as an inspiration. We looked at colour, line, shape, what the artist was trying to convey etc. Some artists used were Klimt, Barbara Rae, David Hockney, Matisse. My chosen artist was Lyonel Feininger.
Three days of inspiration and wonderful immersion in our projects without interruption, except, of course, to eat and drink, lol.
my work in progress using a photograph I took in Bath.
Here is a link to a fellow “coots” member’s blog about the weekend as well.