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Mandy Hurd
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May Workshop - Karen Casper
Following on from the May meeting, Karen came to deliver a workshop to members, showing them how to create their own lacy head-pieces, recycling vintage lace and using machine embroidery techniques. Members were very enthusiastic about the time they had spe...

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May Meeting - Karen Casper - Tulle and Candyfloss
Our May speaker Karen Casper made such an impression on some of us at the Regional AGM that we couldn't wait to drag her over the border from Lancashire to talk to us about her work. It took a while, but she finally made it!  Karen, who is a ludicrously you...

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April Playday - UFOs
There were only a few of us at our April Playday - I think that the glorious weather may have had something to do with that - but we got lots of sewing done and had a good chat, and Vanessa provided some glorious chocolate cake.  Jane was busy on her machin...

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April Meeting - Chicks and stuff
Margaret, our very efficient programme secretary, spent the whole of March cutting up pieces of yellow felt so that we would have something seasonal to occupy our time this evening. She made a sample for us too so that those of us who are too lazy to read i...

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March Workshop - Fairy Shoes
The inspiration for these fairy shoes came from an article published in a past issue of Stitch, by Annette Emms. Margaret had made some for her son's wedding a while back and agreed to pass on her experience. As you can see, there were several different int...

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February Workshop - Print, Collage & Stitch - Anne Brooke
We are very lucky at Halifax to have such talented members, many of whom are successful textile artists in their own rights.  One of those is Anne Brooke, who is a hard woman to pin down! As well as being a school head of department, Anne has just opened he...

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February Meeting - Valerie Wartelle
The speaker at our February Meeting was the talented felt maker Valerie Wartelle. Born of French / Scottish parents, Valerie had what many of us would consider to be an idyllic childhood, living in Paris and spending the summer in the south of France at her...

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Inbetweeners - Going Round in Circles
Last month members held a Playday based on "Circles".  Sue M has sent a photograph of her finished piece, based on images of Mandalas.  If other members have finished pieces, send them to me and I'll add them to the post.

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January Meeting - Jo Sykes - Fifty Shades of Grey
That wasn't exactly the title of Jo Sykes' talk to us at our January meeting, but it seemed appropriate!  Jo, one of our members, told us that as a seamstress, she wanted to learn to dye as a means of changing the colour of a fabric without changing the tex...

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December Meeting - Festive Fun!
Lots going on at our December Meeting!  First of all there was the brilliant secret gift exchange! Wyn (our chair) found some plastic baubles - the kind that come apart so that you can fill them with something. All the members who wanted to participate took...
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