Keswick Embroiderers' Guild

We meet on the third Thursday of the month, September to May, 10am -3pm, at the Friends' Meeting House in Keswick. This is in Elliot Park, just beside Booths' carpark. Arrive at 9.45 for coffee and biscuits! We also meet informally during the Winter to work on our own projects.

We are a small and friendly group, meeting to celebrate textiles and stitch.We share between us a wide range of interests and expertise. Visitors and new members are always welcome.


Tuesday, 22 January 2019

January 2019! Smocking



Smocking


For our first meeting of 2019, we borrowed the Smocking folio from the Embroiderers Guild and used it as inspiration for some nostalgic hand-sewing.


We had been supplied with smocking dots before Christmas, and most of us had dutifully done our homework and prepared our fabric for the day.


It was fascinating to see such a variety of smocking styles in the folio, and in the books members brought along for reference.


We spent several very quiet hours concentrating on this technique, and produced some quite different work.  Not complete, but ready to be incorporated into ...................










For most of us, smocking was a new skill, but it sparked memories for nearly all, of pretty dresses and baby clothes.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Candles for Christmas


Candles for Christmas

For several years Keswick Embroiderers have taken part in the Christmas Tree festival at The Methodist Church in Keswick. This year the theme we chose was 'Candles', and these are the offerings so far! They were  displayed at the beginning of December.....









before we went on to Lyzzick Hall for a lovely Christmas lunch.




A good time was had by all!