November 2018

The first frosts have hit this part of the world creating lots of architectural shapes in the garden and married with the falling leaves is providing another great palette to draw inspiration from. However, the inspiration we had from the pictures of the Shetlands and how Connie studied there was truly magnificent. How fantastic would it be to go and just be creative for weeks at a time? Heavenly!

I called in to see a full house at the Stump work workshop with Kay Dennis and the intricate work being completed. Everyone was having a lovely day and really looking forward to the residential weekend.

The hearts that we produced for National Stitch Day have now been displayed in ‘Help for Veterans’ shop in Quadrant Arcade Romford. Please go along and see the display created for WW1 100th commemorative year. We have a completed the shop window to show off what we can do and hopefully gain future members. It will provide a great advert for our branch. Thank you to all who helped.  See website for pictures.

Last month we focussed on our AGM, electing new officers to serve on the committee.  We will be holding our first committee meeting of this session. As I mentioned before if you think that you would like to support the branch please come and join us 11.30 am 10th Nov in the main hall. Not every committee member has a defined role and supports and fits in where needed most.

10th November My life in Stitch. Nodeen Salmon will be talking about how her Jamaican grandmother taught her to embroider and where this has now led her. Incorporating the talents in her workshops.

 Our stitch group will be continuing. Rosy will be demonstrating Point de Bayeux.

Do not forget to bring a small hoop and your own small sewing kit (needle and scissors).



For Sale and Notice Board. – Please remember to have a look at the board and check events and items for sale.

Coming Up

Next main meeting 8th Dec – In House with Dallas. Dallas will lead us in a seasonal session making lantern decorations

Excel Craft Show – 15th – 17th Nov.

Next Workshop 24th Nov – Anna from Spinspired ‘Weaving’ do not forget to book your place.

Followed by 26th Jan 2019 – Lorraine and Karin (In-house) Felting.

Havering Museum – Wendy is preparing the exhibition theme on ‘Lost pub signs’. If you are designing a sign please remember that it will need to be in by January.

It is good that we have a platform to display our work within the community.

Residential 26th -28th April 2019 –All Members who have booked a place please continue paying. Helen and Diane will be happy to collect your payments.

Keep an eye on our website  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.

If you made a name badge in the summer don’t forget to wear it.

Happy stitching