MARLBOROUGH & DISTRICT EMBROIDERERS GUILD
Next meeting Monday, 8 January 2018 at the Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge
Doors open 13.30 for a 2pm start:
The speaker will be Valerie Threfall and her talk will be entitled:
“Secrets of the Honeymoon Suitcase -1850 to the present day”.
After our “bring and share” Christmas lunch at the December meeting the raffle was drawn
and the winner, Margaret Gower had her portrait drawn by surprise speaker Harriet Riddell on her sewing machine - photo below.
It was interesting to see how, starting with the left eye and continuous free machine embroidery,
Margaret's face was created on the canvas:
At a life drawing evening class her tutor suggested she bring in her sewing machine to draw with and she has not looked back since.
As long as she had a plug, a table and chair she could head off to various locations to find subjects –
the launderette, the greasy spoon cafe, a nursing home where she was working part time and Greenwich market.
and a motor cycle battery to power her machine and has published a book of her experiences.
various other locations around London and told us how she invites people to ride her bicycle to power her machine.