Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Two more Story Sacks

Two more Story Sacks have been completed and will be handed to Amanda, the Speech and Language therapist who works with pre-school children in our area.  One of the sacks, Dear Zoo, was completed by Anne Taylor before she left the group, and the other I'm Not Scary has been made by Jenny Howarth.  Amanda is delighted that two more will be coming her way as she says "The story sacks really do
make a difference, and we show them to other professionals and parents for ideas and inspiration."Three more books have been ordered in the hope that more members will be inspired to make a sack to help these children, and one member of the group has already promised to make a sack for Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Christmas Party

The Christmas meeting welcomed members who took part in a Snowman Drive, were entertained by some members of the committee who performed a mini pantomime, were visited by a rather sad looking Christmas fairy, selected a Christmas gift, voted for a favourite Christmas decoration and enjoyed a mince pie with their tea.  Many were inspired by suggestions for Olympic postcards, and they will be working on them at the January meeting.

Casalguidi Workshop

Wynn Ingham returned to the Branch in November and led a very successful workshop.  Not only did she keep us occupied with learning the stitches we needed to work our piece of work, but  she kept us entertained with her sense of humour.  We did not finish our piece of work, but went away inspired to continue with this enjoyable method of embroidery.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

York Guild - Olympic Postcards

Elsie and I visited the York Guild on Saturday, we both did different mini workshops. Elsie made a card & I made a miniature bag ideal for small gifts. We both enjoyed the meeting having lovely Christmas cake made by a member with our tea.  Kaffe Fassett will be giving a talk in September and tickets are available from January.
Pictures of their completed Olympic Postcards were on display see photographs and there was a competition for a gift bag.

Friday, 4 November 2011


Saturday 10 December
Reminder to members that this will be an afternoon meeting from 2 until 4.
We will be making Olympic Postcards in January please think about your design this month in preparation.


Saturday 19 November from 10 am
Wyn Ingham gave us an afternoon talk earlier in the year and is returning to do a full day workshop using the Casalguidi  techniques demonstrated at the talk, to make a bag.  Members are looking forward to Wyn's return as she was an interesting speaker and we all enjoyed the experiment with stitches.

Saturday, 9 April 2011


Pauline Hannon was elected as Chairman of the Embroiderers' Guild at the AGM in Dundee and takes over the role from Anthea Godfrey.

Two new members have also been co-opted onto the Yorkshire & the Humber Regional Committee - Sue Giles, former Chairman at City of York Branch, and Jeni Turner, currently Treasurer at Huddersfield Branch. More volunteers are still required so please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Johnston if you are at all interested in becoming involved.