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Monday, 27 January 2014

Sharing ideas at the craft club

We had a lorra lorra laffs at the crafty club this morning, all were all in fine fettle, I'm sure we must have been heard along the length of the High Street. Folks must wonder what the crafty ladies are getting up to. We never stop nattering the whole time we are there. Such an entertaining lot. 
We also pick up new ideas, the ladies have such a diverse range of crafty talent and like to share. Here is one I thought I would pass on to you. I am going to have a go at this. Stretch a piece of netting from a fruit bag over a piece of plain fabric, and clamp them down tightly in one of those wooden ring things. Then proceed to use the grid as a guide and embroider inside the squares. Lots of crisscross star shapes in the same colour are pretty.    
I think you could also embroider over the top of the mesh, fastening each corner of the squares to the fabric, rather than use it as a template, it could be part of the design. You could also add some tiny beads to the design.

Then when the piece is finished you can turn it into something small like a scissor case.
 Add a few beads for embellishment.

 Put a lining in it.

 And add a bead and loop to fasten it. Doesn't it look cute.

Another member brought in two bookmarks that she has made. Some delicate cross stitching here. She has put a red backing onto them. I love these colourful designs. 

Lots of ideas and not enough time. Must get on, I want to try the sewing through net.
Toodle pip.


  1. I love the netting idea. Very crafty gals at your club. Natalie

  2. Beautiful work & so simple. Amazing the things people think up! Look forward to seeing yours.

  3. that's a really neat idea never seen that before.

  4. A good laugh and some creativity - sounds like a fab morning

  5. That is just simply beautiful!! Lovely work!

  6. that mesh worked wonderful for a template!
    I have never seen that before!
    thank you for sharing!
    the bright colored book marks are wonderful too.
    it all sounds like a lot of fun!

  7. What a brilliant idea!

  8. What a lovely idea, a craft club, we could do with something like that here.

  9. Brilliant idea. I shall pass this on to my Thimbles group. Thank you. Have a lovely day.

  10. I'm glad you are enjoying your craft club as much as I do mine!

  11. Your craft club sounds like great fun. I am SO looking forward to retiring and will set up something like that when I do. At the moment I have to be content with weekend sewing and evening knitting. Thanks for your blog it is always inspiring. x

  12. Your craft club sounds like great fun! Thanks for your inspirational blog - I love it!


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