Requirements list for April workshop - Kantha Purse with Tiggly Rawling
A project to complete in the day - a small purse, finished size approximately 5"/13 cm, using simple traditional Indian hand stitching with a traditional Indian motif
The stitching covers Kantha quilting/running stitch, leaf and chakra (wheel) motifs and Kantha border stitching.
The stitched square is folded and stitched into an envelope shape and a twisted cord and tassel or bead is attached to finish it off.
9" square cotton fabric x 2
9" square cotton muslin
Embroidery threads - I use my hand dyed fine cotton threads which will be available to purchase on the day.Alternatively stranded cotton or similar can be used
Usual sewing kit including a marker pen
Avalon list of items that members can loan to use at home
As well as our extensive library of stitching books that members can borrow for a small fee, we also have a number of specialist items that members can loan to use at home:
Assorted wooden embroidery frames, including all sizes of ring frames, a large oblong one, a floor standing one, and one that attaches to the table
'Treasure Gold' in gold, silver, copper and brass colours
3 sets of felting mat and needle tools
A heat gun and heatproof mat to stand it on
A soldering iron plus flowerpot to rest it in, heatproof mat and glass board for cutting on
A light box
Embroiderers' Guild Safeguarding Adults Policy
We have been asked to bring this document to the attention of our branch members. Margaret has a paper copy available at meetings for you to read, or you can login to the member's area of the Guild website (see links page) and go to "Members Documents" then "Safeguarding Adults Policy".
Advance notice of 2019 exhibition in Wells Museum - please note the dates - 11-19 October 2019
Display cabinet themes
Please bring relevant items for the display cabinet to the meeting in the month shown below. They will then be on display until the following month's meeting when they will be available for collection. Please make sure your name is on the piece (and on the packaging, if relevant).
January - Chairman’s challenge and random selection of work
February - A selection of work by one member
March - Random selection of work
April - A selection of work by one member
May - Random selection of work
June - A selection of work by one member
July - Random selection of work
September - Random selection of work
October - A selection of work by one member
November - Random selection of work
Please note that it is acceptable to include “Work in Progress” in the cabinet and there will be labels available to add to unfinished pieces.
Please bear in mind that the cabinet is not very deep, so framed items are sometimes difficult to display, and as the cabinet is glass-fronted, pre-glazed items do not always look at their best.
The current journey started in October and will go on into 2019.
If you would like to take part in the next journey please contact Pat Hancock. Anyone can take part, so if you have done one before and want to start again or if you haven't yet taken part this will be your opportunity.
Please look at the Travelling Books gallery for inspiration.