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The final meeting for 2018 was a celebration, afternoon tea, planning for 2019 and show and tell. We had a little challenge for those who had the time and energy in the lead up to Christmas. The challenge was a book ( scroll) or members interpretation of of a book in a tin or box. Loosely themed around the 12 days of a Stitcher’s Christmas.

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Jo’s was still in progress

Jenny concertina book with pockets, the pockets contained stitched images from the 12 Twelve Days of Christmas.

Carol produced a flag and a concertina book.

Pauline made a scroll

Laurene made a stitched scroll

These two from Kerrie

The was some other show and tell to admire, framed pieces from Jenny and some Boro bags from Carol and Laurene.

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Yesterday was our last GeeTAG get together for 2017 and we partied with delicious food, had fun making tricky origami books and secret boxes and continued stitching for our 10 year celebratory exhibition next year.

Here is a taster of some works in progress that will be on show at “Breaking Traditions”, The Shearer’s Arms Gallery, Geelong, March 16-18, 2018.

The 2018 program has been sent out. Don’t forget to email your March exhibition entry forms through to Jenny by 5th February 2018, do not leave it to the February meeting as it is after the cut off date.

We will be starting 2018 at our first meeting on 10th February with Mixed media and the Golden Scrolls for our Embroiderer’s Guild 50th Anniversary exhibition in September.

Contact Leonie or sign up Monday for the Summer School, get in early before it is opened up to other branches of the Guild or you may miss out.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas.

 

 

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In 2013, our in between months have been a bring and stitch, but also a great opportunity to share and discuss our current projects. Some members were stitching on their ‘coloured’ cloths from the October techniques meeting, others were continuing ongoing projects.

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Don’t forget our December meeting will be lunch, RSVP to Pauleen to book your seat for this popular round up to 2013.

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Members were stitching all manner of arty pieces this month at our ‘catch up’ session.

Some lovely felting from last month:

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Shirley’s quilt for the ‘Alice in Threadland’ challenge at our upcoming exhibition:

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At our exhibition we have a great gift shop. Here are some items our group have been making to sell for the Guild:

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Some of our members attended a fun day with the Trolly Dolly’s:

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And finally some fantastic etched metal books made by some of our members at a workshop with Jen Crossley

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Our October meeting will be “Colouring Cloth”, watch out for the emails.

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Great results from the meeting this week with everybody having a go at felting vessels. It is extraordinary how many different forms were made from the one activity. 

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Excellent tutoring girls!

Shirley brought along her quilt from Ballarat Fibre Arts:

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And Pauleen has been making some creatively coloured fabric (while on her winter visit north). These include rubbings and overprinting. Lovely colours Pauleen.

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It was a very busy meeting this month as we also played host to the travelling suitcase ‘Amina’ from ATASDA.

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September’s meeting will be our bring, stitch and sew month. Don’t forget to bring those ATC’s for our display at our biannual exhibition and any extra items for the gift shop.

 

 

 

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This post is looking back to our April & May workshops. We began and continued embellishing ATC cards based on the theme for our biannual exhibition: Alice in Threadland. Details for the exhibition can be found on the Embroiderers Guild website. (Photos to come).

 

At the May meeting one of our members, Shirley, showed her wonderful memorial book on her Great Uncle based on her research into his life and experiences in WW1. More info is in these articles here and here.

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She also attended a workshop on the “Confetti Landscape” process.

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After netting and stitching:

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Many of our members have just spent the last two days enveloped in a riotous kaleidoscope of colour and stitch with Effie Mitrofanis. Our workshop was based on Effie’s latest book Threadwork which was inspired by a trip to India, hence the vibrant colours used.

Here is a feast for the eyes:

Stunning work girls. Thank you Kerrie for the delicious home cooked morning tea!!

Thank you Effie for being so generous in sharing your expertise. Thank you also to Gillian for organising such a great workshop for us all.

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