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.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Summer School 2017

Waddow Hall 

Three members enjoyed the weekend stay at Waddow Hall for this year's Regional Summer School.
Kim Thitticai and Nicola Jarvis were the tutors for the course; they must represent the complete opposites of textile work! Nicole's group  developed their skills in delicate soft silk shading, and crewel stitching, working on their choice of Nicola's lovely bird/squirrel kits.

Kim's students painted a new form of bondaweb, tore and ironed, heated and distressed the results, to produce  totally unique pieces of fabric , eventually to be stitched into and mounted.

Both groups were totally absorbed in what they were doing, and had an enjoyable , rewarding few days....... surprisingly tiring, as no-one had  seemed to want to stop!

We had to, though, for the lovely meals (and cake!) provided for us by the staff at Waddow Hall.
Our accommodation was comfortable, and in the very brief moments we took to venture outside, we were able to enjoy the lovely setting and grounds.  

Nicola's inspiring work

Advice and guidance from Kim

Painted, torn, ironed, ready for stitch.....

Pat's work in progress.....

Paint, print, gilding flake, etc.....

Another Pat's work...........

Work from Nicola's group

It was a rewarding and inspiring weekend; the organisation was good, and we were kept busy until the moment we left on Sunday. Both tutors were generous with materials and their time, and supportive of a wide range of abilities.

Thanks to all who were involved !