Monthly Archives: March 2015

Meet Ingrid

Meet Ingrid,  the latest member of Chalford Stitchers. She is part of the Chalford Scarecrow Trail running from now till  6th April. Ingrid is very excited as she has a brand new (the paint was still wet ) sewing machine (note the new make of machine). Her thimble is carefully placed on her manicured nails and she is wearing a zipper necklace and button bracelet. Ingrid is very thrifty and is using a pair of … Continue reading Meet Ingrid

Hexagon quilt and Refuge Days

We had a relaxed but busy day yesterday making things to sell at the show, in the tombolas: needle cases, cushions and so on. We tried not to mind that it was the sunniest day for a while and that we were indoors. Today, at stitching, plans were made for the layout of the first hand-stitched hexagon quilt. The photo I will attach to this is for reference purposes so people know how the bits … Continue reading Hexagon quilt and Refuge Days

Summer day trip and Teas

Today at stitching we agreed June 4th as a probable date for the trip to Monmouth to visit fabric shops, and maybe the museum. Judith’s husband will book us a 16-seater coach/minibus and drive it, which is very kind of him. The cost of the trip is not knowable yet as it will depend on the coach hire charge. We also agreed to buy fair trade teas and coffees for our elevenses break – something we … Continue reading Summer day trip and Teas

Latest news

Monmouth and peg loom weaving were key topics at yesterday’s meeting. Avril is going to organise a group trip to Monmouth (in June?) to visit a fabric shop or two, and maybe the museum. We could have lunch out – or a picnic. Ideally we would hire a minibus, but this is expensive if we need to pay a driver. However there may be a solution. Watch this space. Kath brought in her peg loom … Continue reading Latest news

Spring at Newark Park

Adrienne is an associate member of the group – she works during the day so can’t join us on a Thursday morning, but helps at our exhibitions and is interested in our doings. She says: “I had a lovely visit to Newark Park, Ozleworth, last Sunday with my family. It was the first time we had been to this National Trust property and it didn’t disappoint. Although the house appears smaller than many other similar … Continue reading Spring at Newark Park