Norfolk’s Own Needlearts Guild

norfolk_nag_250_LOGO2nd and 4th Wednesdays (September to June)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Activity Room
Norfolk General Hospital Nursing Home
Corners of Elgin Ave and Robinson St, Simcoe

See location on Google Maps

Submitted by Heather Hollands, ONN Representative

Report – December 2017

Norfolk’s Own Needle Arts Guild has had a busy fall. In September our new programme chair, Cori Angus introduced us to a Mountmellick sampler which we have started and will continue to work on throughout the year. It consists of 21 leaves placed on a twill fabric in three rows of seven leaves or to design your own sampler. Each of the leaves will be a different Mountmellick stitch. We have found it necessary to have a practice piece to help us get the correct and even tension before working on our good design.

Also, in November, we had a guest teacher, Naomi Smith, come and do a workshop with us on moose hair tufting. In order to help cover the expenses we extended an invitation to other local guilds who may have been interested. It was a really wonderful experience and left many of us with the feeling we would like to do more, if only we had access to moose and caribou hair!

As Christmas draws near, many in our group are working on Christmas cards and finishing gifts for special loved ones.

In the new year we will be continuing our Mountmellick sampler and will be adding a stitched crazy patch round robin.