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Our theme for the September postcard is “Spring is Sprung” and there were several postcards finished and on display:

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Our mini tutorials this month were applique, reverse applique and free machine embroidery. There were many beautiful and inspiring pieces on display including Pauline’s Tiffany inspired piece:

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Lots of FME:

FME by Jill

FME by Jill

FME by Jenny

FME by Jenny

Some postcards being worked on from previous months:

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And some other rather wonderful stitchery on eco-printed and dyed fabric from Kerrie’s worksop:

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Creative stitching by Carol

Creative stitching by Carol

Planning has begun for our Geelong EGV 50th year celebrations in 2018 and it has been suggested that GeeTAG have their own exhibition early in the year. We are open to suggestions for a focus/theme for this exhibition which will also become our program for 2017 so put your creative thinking caps on, feedback greatly welcomed.

Also keep in mind our 5th Saturday off-site messy gathering on October 29th. The theme will be printing and we hope to have a few stations set up to try different ways of printing.

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Yesterday’s meeting was our last for the year and we sat and bundled our leaves and petals.

It was wonderful to have 3 new interested people come to visit, who hopefully were inspired to go and do some natural dyeing and also come back next year.

Shirley and Pauleen had fabrics to show from our dyeing day at Anglesea last month:

Pauleen's basket of beauty

Shirley's rainbow of colours

As it was our last meeting before the long summer break we had a lucky dip where those who wanted to participate brought a colour coordinated bundle of goodies based on the ’12 days of Christmas’. Hopefully everyone will make some exciting things from the surprise bundle they received in return.

This is the bundle I received:

12 days of Christmas surprise bundle

Our next meeting will be February 11th 2012. You will receive an email around the end of January with a proposed schedule for 2012 and details for the first meeting.

Wishing everyone a happy, stitchery xmas.

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