Oakville Stitchery Guild

Meets: 4th Monday – September to May  (excluding December; AGM – June)
7:00 – 10:00 pm  ::    Joshua Creek Heritage Centre, Oakville

Joan Lindo, ONN representative

Report – December 2017

Our guild has had a busy year so far … Our new president, Debbie Bianco, welcomed all to the first meeting in September after our summer break. She explained that the first half of our meetings will be about the business of the Guild; the second half will be about fun and learning something new.

For that September meeting we welcomed a guest speaker, Ann MacMillan, who presented a wonderful showcase of her felting work – a combination of wet and dry felting and needle felting.

Our members’ show and tell included Nancy’s eco-dying projects.

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In October / November the ‘Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre’ was the venue for ‘The Fibre Art Feast Exhibition’ featuring the ‘Connections Fibre Artists’ group. Several of our members submitted pieces for an accompanying Oakville Stitchery Guild exhibit which was very well received.

For our October meeting we worked on a series of ‘Twinchies’ – a fun project – to get us thinking quickly.

At the end of October we engaged Monika Schaefer for a 2-day workshop on felting. All who attended had a wonderful time and learned much from Monika – we learned techniques with wet felting – on its own and with silk, and needle felting.

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For our November meeting project we made fabric beads.

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Our last meeting for the year will be next week – our Christmas Potluck. Our project for that meeting will be Handmade Felt Appliqué Pincushions … I’ll tell you about that in the next report.