Sunday, February 2, 2014

Princeton Embroiderers' Guild February General Meeting

This is us! at least the Guild members who made it to the December holiday party

where one of the highlights of the evening was the setup of turtle projects, in honor of our late Guild member Caroline Maisel, who introduced us to the project.  Carol Prevost created the turtle habitat and several members displayed their critters.

At February's meeting, January's meeting having been snowed and iced out, Ginny Hallock created a wonderful hands-on display of bobbin lace, with many samples from her own extensive antique collection, along with pieces she created herself, and the pillows and bobbins typically used in this art. 

She brought in period booklets with great old photos of women and girls working at lacemaking, an insight into the life and times of lacemakers who toiled at this art. 

Carol Prevost also brought in a dress she'd made with a collar she created in bobbin lace during her studies with a lacemaker in Bruges some years ago.  Sally Craig contributed a notebook filled with her own beautiful work in bobbin lace. Ginny also demonstrated the art on a work of her own in progress.

One of the members commented that it was like having a traveling museum visit the chapter, complete with three generous skilled practitioners of the art. 

In March, first Sunday as usual, our program will be this Gilded Star on perforated paper.  The picture here is of Suzette  D's work in progress on this project, when she came back to visit her home chapter a while ago.  After seeing it, everyone wanted to try it!

Just a reminder: if you're in the Princeton area and are interested in coming along as a visitor to the March meeting, or to any of our Wednesday evening stitch-ins, to see what's up and join in, please email us at the yahoo address given in the header, and we'll get back to you with exact place and time, and a warm invitation to come meet us.  Doesn't matter if you don't have a  work in progress right now, just come along and we can probably get you started in no time.