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We had a session on Wednesday this week making bags and cushions for the Haven. We managed to use up some of the furnishing fabric we have been given and have tidied up/binned the remaining bits. Sue Kerton is taking these, and some quilts, to our Haven contact, for them to use or sell as they see fit.   Next year our first Wednesday session will focus on starting a group quilt. Sue Kerton has arranged for us … Continue reading Update

November weekend – how it went

The Skills Share weekend went well; it would be good to have any photos or reports of what we did, for those who couldn’t or didn’t come to the sessions. For me [Fran], the first dyeing session gave mixed results. The most successful were the bits of fabric squeezed into jam jars half full of dye. Avril’s tie dyeing gave some good results. I was too hasty and undid two of my tie dyes when … Continue reading November weekend – how it went

October News

Today we counted the garments we have made for Dress a Girl. We have made 21 dresses and 3 pairs of shorts – see the dresses on the washing line below. Many have a crocheted bear in the pocket, made by Sue Collins. We have also started making plans for out Skills Share weekend on November 7th and 8th. Kath is going to coordinate the offerings with Sue Kerton and draw up a plan. Outsiders are welcome … Continue reading October News

Dress a Girl Around the World

Yesterday, Wed 16th September, we had a day session in Chalford Village Hall making dresses and shorts for street children, to be distributed by the organisation called Dress a Girl Around the World. We used very simple patterns, which allowed us to work quite quickly and get a sense of achievement from the day. As the photos show, there was a good atmosphere in the hall and we finished about 10 items. We now have a box … Continue reading Dress a Girl Around the World

Next Autumn

We have fixed three days in the autumn [all Wednesdays] for working on projects for the refuge, or the Haven, or Dress a Girl Around the World. The dates are September 16th October 14th November 18th Nearer the time we can discuss what we will do on the first date, and what you will need to bring. As usual we will meet any time from 11am to 3pm. If you plan to be there at lunchtime, … Continue reading Next Autumn

Chalford Stitchers 2015 Show May 23-25th

Don’t forget our show this weekend. It’s at Chalford Village Hall and Christ Church GL6 8HN (on the A419) Saturday 23rd May to Monday 25th May, 11.00am to 4.00pm Quilts, bags, cushions and hangings we have made for ourselves Quilts and blankets we have made for the women and children at our local refuge Entries to our “Calico Challenge” (a square of calico embellished using appliqué, embroidery, fabric dyeing, quilting, knitting, crochet… on the theme of Gloucestershire … Continue reading Chalford Stitchers 2015 Show May 23-25th

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

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