Our annual Christmas luncheon and ornament exchange was held at the Inn on the Lake, Fall River. As in past years, the venue was perfect and everyone had a great time. The shape for this year’s ornament was a wreath, and the finished examples did not fail to impress. Looking forward to a great 2017!
Recently added to the library is “Tips Tricks and Stitches,” Kay and Michael Dennis, published by Kay Dennis Stumpwork.
The subtitle on this book describes it as, “A handbook of embroidery and needlelace stitches and techniques used in stumpwork.” This is an excellent small reference manual for guidance whenever you want to do stumpwork. It includes such techniques as couching wires, padding, slips, working over molds, and using metal threads. There are diagrams for 32 embroidery and needlelace stitches and six projects: bird, bee, snail, free-standing flower, strawberries, and a bird.
For those of us who will be doing a crewel work project, one of the top crewel workers in the UK has posted a series of how to videos that you might want to look at. You can find them here:
Submitted by Margot
Our latest needle book comes from Lyn, who stitched this teal and rust coloured gem. I think we all quite enjoyed the experience and look forward to what comes up at the next Maritime Stitch-In!
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.
Marie-France has been very busy this past year and has shared pictures of her latest finished work.