Today the Paignton branch of Westcountry Embroiderers (http://www.westcountryembroiderers.co.uk/) had an Open Day at our meeting room at Collaton St Mary, to which everyone was invited. It was to show some of our recent work and was also to encourage people to join our informal and friendly group. Here are photos of some of the work exhibited.
The interests of members vary, with some people being relative beginners and others rather more experienced. Some of us like to follow patterns and sew more traditional pieces; and others are interested in experimenting with new materials, techniques and also machining.
There is always someone on hand if you get stuck or need some inspiration!
Our group meets in the morning on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month to sew and to learn techniques from each other. Occasionally we have a guest speaker and also workshop days.
Later this month we will be exhibiting work to the Creative Stitch and Hobbycrafts Show at Westpoint (http://www.westpointarena.com/events/48/).