Our clubs are low-key alternatives to more project oriented workshops. Each Club meets generally once a month to stitch, explore and inspire each other. We often end up eating together too. You are welcome to bring any appropriate project to the meeting to work on, or do the project the group is involved with, with no big commitments. Unlike some other shops, we encourage you to do YOUR thing. Nothing makes us happier than when you take a technique or idea you found here and make something unique. ( and we LOVE when you share it with us in person or on our Facebook page !) Please scroll through and find something that sounds like fun. If you are new to a club please let us know you are planning to attend.
Crazy Quilt Club This fun group meets on the THIRD Saturday of the month. Hosted by Diane Johnson, the group talks, stitches and often, eats. All levels are welcome.
Looking forward to seeing all of you. As always, please let me know if you’re planning to attend so I can have Diane Johnson send your the supply list for the new project.
Handstitchers Club Second Tuesdays, 10-12
The only rule with this group is that you cannot bring your sewing machine. We can and will help you with just about anything made with a needle. We sometimes do projects together as we explore a new technique or really cute pattern. Second Tuesdays, 10-12, $10.00 per session. After a break for lunch, our Stumpwork and raised embroidery club meets at 1:30 pm. Scroll down for more on that.
In November we will try out a leaf stitch along by Laura Wasiloski. Here is the link to the tutorial on her site. http://artfabrik.com/tutorials-2/leaf-stitch-along/ It is a different take on many of the stitches we have just learned or reviewed, and seemed like the perfect small project for fall. In November you can also get and work on our annual Redwork Ornament pattern. We have will have kits available for the Redwork, and the supplies for the leaf are as follows:
- A piece of felted wool measuring about 5” x 5” or 6″ x 6″
- 2 colors of Size 8 pearl cotton threads
- Size 3 or 4 embroidery needles for the size 8 thread
- A thread conditioner like Thread Magic (recommended but not necessary)
- Small, sharp scissors
- A thimble
- And a chicken pincushion with attitude (also recommended but not necessary)
Stumpwork and Raised Embroidery Club.
Stumpwork is the name of a type of embroidery that is raised and very dimensional. This new group will meet on the Second Tuesday of the month, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm for $10.00 per meeting.
Our project for November is a holiday elf, winter fairy, or guardian angel figure from the book Wee Felt Folk, by Salley Mavor. I will provide the bead for the head, the chenille stems, wool roving for hair, and the needed glue and of course patterns. You will need your basic hand sewing and embroidery supplies. You will also need to bring some felt scraps, wool or acrylic is fine, choose by color. most of the pieces you will need are in the 2 inch range. You should also bring embroidery floss in colors that coordinate with your felt. You need colors for hands/mittens, feet/boots, stockings, and sleeves. If you desire and have a source you can use acorn caps for hats, and silk flowers and leaves for garments, but these embellishments are optional. You might also want a pin back, magnet or ornament hanger for finishing.
We will be deciding our plans for the club over the winter so if you have ideas please bring them.