Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Princeton Embroiderers at work!

The November meeting entailed a long and informative general business meeting. Members,  check email for  decisions about dates for the upcoming trip to New York, to the St. John the Divine Textile Conservation Laboratory, and  any updates on the Holiday Party scheduled for the first Sunday in December.  Also Sally C needs to hear directly from you if you want to continue in the Secret Stitcher program so she can send out paperwork in November.  

We also covered future planned programs of the chapter, ranging in 2016 from wool stitching to shashiko to redwork to Brazilian embroidery.  Some members will also be going to the exhibit of Kaffe Fassett quilting work at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pa.  

Several members plan to attend the EGA National Seminar in November 2016, in Alexandria Va. Cynthia C., who has attended similar events, gave us a report on her experience and choices and recommendations, and strongly encouraged attendance.

As part of her Outreach report, Ginny showed us this

 the shashiko embroidery she produced, to teach to the students in the Chinese Club, at a local high school. Several chapter members were on hand to assist recently at the first meeting of the season, as more than twenty students embarked for the first time on this type of stitching.  Florence L, a left hander, and skilled stitcher,  was on hand to work with the several left handed students who need to employ a different approach from the right handed stitcher.

Each student will produce one of these units -- Ginny created the fabric framing, which students will stitch to their finished work -- and the group will create a lengthwise series of pieces including Chinese symbols, and Year of the Monkey images, as well as this geometric shape, to culminate in a display at the February Chinese New Year celebrations.

And back at the EGA chapter meeting, everyone had plenty of projects on hand.  Today, members worked on current stitching, and some learned how to create ornaments from the goldwork  doves they started at last month's meeting under the guidance of Carol P. and the goldwork hedgehog designed by Liz A., and very successfully executed by several members.

 Here's Tayra's triumphantly finished hedgehog, her first foray into goldwork.  She plans on framing this work. And she went on to create a goldwork dove today, which will become a tree ornament

 Cynthia C. showed us this canvas piece in progress

And Lyna is adding to the extensive perforated paper collection she has created of tree ornaments, these additional images

Tayra, a skilled worker on canvas is making -- and creating -- this gift for a young relative whose hockey interest shows here.  There will be silver blades on those boots soon

Looking ahead:

December Board meeting Wednesday December 2  

Holiday Party Sunday December  6, please be in touch with Helen H. or Debi R. with your check and menu choice (see recent emails on this).  Also if you bring guests, please submit their menu choices (salmon, OR chicken OR prime rib) when you send in your check. 

St. John the Divine, carpools and dates to be announced via email.

Meanwhile, a Happy Thanksgiving to us all, and to our faithful readers!