Autumn Equinox

 

It doesn’t seem two minutes since we were celebrating the Summer Solstice, now it’s Autumn and I’m not sure Summer ever happened ! I have been making my own Summer flowers out of wool fabric for an event in the near future. Some are brooches/corsages and some are to go on hessian bags.

 

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Over at the textile project for Halifax’s new library everyone has been very busy. Sue GB has made a lovely piece of work based on the Royal Mail stamp depicting cat’s eyes which were invented by Halifax man Percy Shaw ….

 

Sue GB's stamp

 

This is Sue’s very cute little ‘mini-me’ too …..

 

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…. the likeness is uncanny !!

Liz made two little people too, I’m not sure whether I should have photographed them together though ! …..

 

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Meanwhile, Jenny has been experimenting with painting fabric to use in the background …..

 

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…. and Myra has been working on creating trees. Here she is using the embellisher machine ….

 

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We had another lovely Goldwork and stumpwork day at home recently. The work this group are producing is amazing ! Jackie brought the completed piece she had started on her last visit ….

 

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…. the design is from a Jane Nicholas book. She has started a new piece of stumpwork incorporating blackberries, as has Sharon …..

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….. mmm, good enough to eat !!

Maxine started a Christmas tree in Goldwork based on my design ….

 

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Triste, Angela, H and I had an afternoon making crazy patchwork bags last week. Triste wanted to incorporate her dogs so we printed their photo onto fabric which will go through the printer …

 

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My friend H brought along some superbly executed ‘vintage pieced and embellished bookcovers’ …..

 

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…. just delicious !! As were Angela’s applique cupcakes !

 

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This weekend was busy as usual. On Saturday I attended the annual Guides County Day, this is a day for Guide leaders to try different activities. I was teaching them how to make rag rug flower brooches …..

 

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…. Justine and Gillian proudly showing off their completed brooches.

Little Melissa had brought along an applique picture she wanted to show me as I was in The Fabbadashery when she was buying the fabric. She made the picture all by herself …..

 

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Maxine and co. were back here this weekend on one of our ‘Print and Stitch’ days. As usual, there was lots of laughter and some amazing work ….

 

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…. this is Lily’s London themed cushion for her new bedroom. She made it entirely by herself.

And here’s a follow-up picture from the ‘Print and Stitch’ we did at the shop recently – Nicola’s lovely bag ( she made it all by herself too !!) …

 

Nicola's print and stitch bag

 

Another completed piece from a Fabbadashery course is Sue GB’s lovely locker hooking …

 

sue GB's locker hooking

 

And finally, amongst all this, Kev and I did manage a day out. We went to the fabulous Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see the poppies. We are regular visitors to the park, it is always a popular place but we couldn’t believe the hundreds of people who had gone to see the poppies. Here are a few pictures of the poppies over the Cascade Bridge …

 

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