There’s a common feeling that business, something like an AGM, of any group or club is potentially boring. Well, ours is not. First, we only spend about ten minutes doing the stuff that just has to be done. Then there’s lively debate and discussion about what speakers and activities we’d like for the next year (and we’ve got some great ones lined up; watch this space). There’s a lot of laughter. And of course there’s the plated lunch…
We do something for charity, and this year it was making twiddle muffs for dementia patients.
The idea is to have a double-sided muff which combines texture and colour and three-dimensional objects and which can withstand commercial washing. These were spread out, and they were delightful.
with a real feeling for design (twiddle muffs can sometimes seem madly random and a bit worrying – not these).
Then there’s the competition, in memory of one of our notable members. This year it was for a book cover, and there were some impressive entries across different crafts:
We vote for the winner, hence the ‘Q’ label. And here is that winner,
Well, the winning book jacket, obviously. This is our winner:
(and note the beautiful garments worn by both women. What talent!)
The new schedule for 2017 will go up here, as soon as it’s all finalised. In the meanwhile, our next meeting is 12 January, for a spinning and weaving session.