Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The End (of the year) is Nigh!

We're definitely not ready for Christmas - so no Christmas tree - but a little end of year frivolity and a toast to a very good year.  We met for the last time this year on 17 November and had fun exchanging pincushions over a glass of bubbles.
 Tricia was delighted to receive this one made by Judy and covered with fine handwoven fabric. It has a complementary colour on the other side.
 Joan was all smiles when she received this felted model made by Jan. It looks like a flower opening.
 Win had to take the lid of her tatting trimmed one to find the pincushion inside. Made by Rose.
 And in a tit-for-tat situation Rose received Win's model. It is nuno felted on to handwoven fabric and has a nifty handle.
 Jan was delighted to get Joan's pincushion handwoven with silk fabric strips, originally woven for wedding waistcoats.
 Chris has a 'multi-sample' model made by Tricia using many offcuts of handwoven fabrics, beautifully sewn and decoratively stitched.
 Anne is holding another model with a handle (to hang by the loom). This is made by Chris and will go to Judy who was not able to be present.
A close-up of the above showing the lovely plump shape arrived at by clever cutting. Scaled up considerably, wouldn't it make a comfortable floor cushion!

A few show and tell photos to come in another post shortly.

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