Newsletter for July 2018

Welcome to the slightly new layout of our newsletter.

I have placed the picture on the other side, so I hope it works okay for you Margaret.  What fantastic weather. Okay I know that it’s hot and sticky especially if you are working.  But at least you are getting your washing dry. It is our final meeting before we close for the summer.

This month we have Joan Kendall from Hatfield House giving us a talk titled “Conservation of Four Seasons Tapestries”.  It is a great chance for us to hear first-hand how our national treasures are cared for.

RSN – The trip took place last month and I know that Carol will be able to give us a quick up date this afternoon. I know that everyone really enjoyed the day.

National Stitch day 4th August 10am to 2pm; We will be holding this event in Romford Library and would like as many of you as possible to come and support this. We will be decorating hearts as it is WW1 100th commemorative year. They will be a small individual project for everyone to attempt and have a go.

Travelling books – We will be exchanging the books again this month so please remember to bring along to pass to the next person on the list. When we return in September we will have the big reveal. It is so exciting to see each month the interpretation of each of the themes.

Our stitch group will be continuing. Rosy will be demonstrating more unusual stitches.  Do not forget to bring a small hoop and your own small sewing kit (needle and scissors)


Coming Up

AGM – Oct 13th: Our AGM is coming up in Oct and we will be electing new officers to serve on the committee. As I have mentioned in the past many committee members are coming to the end of their term and would like to step down. Not every committee member has a defined role and supports and fits in where needed most. If you think that you would like to see what we do please come along to the 8th September meeting at 11.30am.  Taking the words from Lord Kitchener “Your Branch Needs You”!

Next Workshop 28th July – Jo Mabbutt – Metallics for Textiles, this workshop will introduce a wide range of metallic media, including real metal leaf, metallic powders and metallic transfer foil, suitable for use on a variety of textiles and associated surfaces such as lutradur, Tyvek, handmade papers and plastics. If you have booked your place, please make sure that you have your requirements list.

Next meeting 8th September the speaker is Jannette Sosin who will be talking about Silk painting. We may even get a demo (fingers crossed)

Havering Museum – Wendy is preparing the exhibition theme on ‘Lost pub signs’ and will be letting us know at this meeting what we will be required to do. There is an extensive list of signs to get our teeth into.  It is good that we have a platform to display our work within the community. Please support this project.

Residential 26th -28th April 2019 – We have booked High Leighs for our residential again next year.  All the places have now been allocated.  Members who have booked a place can start paying now. Helen will be happy to collect your payments.

Keep an eye on our website Next year is full of exciting speakers and workshops. If you have any ideas or suggestions let Carol know.  If you have any photos or news that you would like included on the site speak to Dora.

As before I hope that I have remembered everything but if not, I will update you all on Saturday.

Have a lovely summer break and see you all in September.

Happy stitching