On Saturday 22nd October the North West Region AGM was held at Garstang and most branches try to send representatives so they can report back any news and developments to their branches.
AGMs are necessary but can be a bit dry so Val has tried to make ours more interesting by encouraging displays of group work from the branches and having an afternoon stitching session.
You can see some of the circles from last year above and the enthusiasm, creativity and ingenuity of our members shows no bounds.
Pictured below is some of the work from last year's Summer School.
If you have never been it is well worth taking the chance to immerse yourself in textiles for a couple of days.
|A collaborative piece from one of the branches|
The afternoon stitching session was led by one of our members and it was entitled "what can you do with 4 lines?"
|Samples of what can be done with 4 lines|
Members were provided with a piece of hand dyed material with 4 intersecting lines. Some samples were shown and suggestions were made but our members are full of their own creative ideas and set off with enthusiasm to stitch their piece making it their own.
Some pieces were near completion and they were taken home to finish off at the end of the session and to be brought back next year for a new display.
A thank you to everyone for responding so enthusiastically.