Stitch-In-Public Day 2016

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Stitch-In-Public Day was September 24th, and this year, Alderney Needlearts held its demonstration in the activity room of a condominium where there was plenty of space to display various completed needlework and room for visitors to browse comfortably.  We had quite a cross section of items on  display, including Japanese temari, gold work, cross stitch, canvas work and bead work.  Our visitors were impressed and interested, asking questions and taking the time to watch us stitch on our latest projects.

Finishing Ideas

Marie-France has come up with an innovative way to frame her Hallowe’en cross stitch.  She has created a base by covering sturdy cardboard with fabric.  She mounted her stitching on cardboard as well, adding a little dimension by using some batting and trimmed it with decorative cord.  She glued it on the backing board and the result is crisp and very professional looking.  Great work!

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Third Annual Maritime Stitch In

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, several of us made the trip to Truro to join in with the stitchers attending the Third Annual Maritime Stitch In.  The day was beautiful and sunny and everyone was looking forward to many happy hours of embroidery, capped off with a feast of desserts provided by our hosts, the members of the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts.

Before everyone left for the day, supplies were distributed for a needlework challenge.  Those participating would make a bargello pinkeep.  Marie-France Breton has already finished hers and it’s lovely.  The date has already been set for next year – September 9, 2017, same location.  Thank you very much, Leslie Burrows, for putting so much time and effort into this event.