We are now very much on Facebook and we are finding it an excellent way to show our work and advertise the things we are doing. Because of the success of this it has not been so necessary to update our web site. This is still a great way to get in touch through the email option which is checked regularly and should you need a response I hope you have received one. There were some issues with the email address that I was unaware of but hope they have now been corrected.
We continue to have new members joining and will happily welcome anybody interested in coming along even if only to check us out. There are a large number of members who have great knowledge that they will happily share if you are in need of advice. We hope to have two interstate tutors in 2019 and places for these classes are open to any financial members on a first in basis.
We have a couple of bus trips a year and these are heavily subsidised by the Guild. They are usually to the Northwest Coast Branches although occasionally there is one to Hobart if this is something you may be interested in.
This has been a difficult year for me so I apologize for not updating sooner. The members have been very busy helping our Exhibition Boutique convenors Mary Nye and Marg Flynn prepare items to sell. This will be held at the Punchbowl Christian Centre from Wed 28th September until Sat 1st October. Author and embroider Prue Batten will be officially opening the Exhibition on the Wed at 2.30pm. We are very proud to have two members who teach internationally, Gary Clarke and Merrilyn Heazelwood and they have both taken classes this year. We are hoping to have Bev Tully from Victoria visit us for a class in November. It is very pleasing to have six new ladies join us this year and I hope they enjoy stitching and become financial members.
Rajmahal Products are available at Art 2 Create, St Mary’s Tasmania. Phone Judy on o363722504 for shop and hours.
There have been several workshops with members making items ready to sell on boutique stall at the exhibition. There were several more classes during the last few months. Helen Statham tutored a class in Gold work and Jan Green a class in counted thread for a bag. Both classes were well attended and enjoyed.
We have restored a very old wall hanging and also attached a providence to the back. Thanks to Helen Statham for her help with the research.
There have been classes with Gery Clarke and Merrilyn Heazelwood which were both very well received. Avril Howie took a mini workshop, in August, on Dorset Buttons. There have been some very interesting buttons produced by the members. We sadly said farewell to a wonderful member, Mollie Campbell-Smith in July. In August members enjoyed our regular Soup and Sandwich Luncheon. Some members had trade tables on this day which saw interesting items change hands. A class with Christine Bishop was held a fortnight ago and very well supported.
We are now on a count down to our Exhibition in October 2016.
Embroidfest was a wondeful day with approx 100 guild members from around the state attending. Each guild had a display table and the amount of different work was amazing.
We have also had a luncheon for the Biggest Morning Tea. Although the numbes were down a litle it was still veryu successful with us banking $292.00 for Cancer Council.
Welcome to 2015
We met on January 29th at the home of our member Edna Brock for a very enjoyable picnic and walk in her beautiful garden. Although it was quite windy and cold, her sheltered outside area was very comfortable for the 30 plus members who attended. Mary’s Summer challenge has been very well supported with a large number of Poppies, of many different varieties, being produced.
Gary Clarke’s class on making “Book and Box” was completed over two weeks. There will be another class with Gary in April called “Scottie Dog”. We are very lucky to have such a great Tutor as one of our members.
Christmas Bells book box, a sample of Gary Clark’s design, by Lyn Dornauf
Saturday group and Juniors
The projects worked on at this group are usually something different again to what is being taught at the Thursday meetings. This bag was taught by Merrilyn last year and so popular she has agreed to have another class for those people unable to make the Saturday workshop.
This was embroidered by Merrilyn Heazelwood and also taught as a Saturday Class