Cheshire Borders Embroiderers Guild Part 1 – Lace
This week I spent a wonderful couple of days with the Cheshire Borders Embroiderer’s Guild in Bickerton between Nantwich and Wrexham, a part of the world I have never explored before. Tuesday morning was their regular meeting, and I gave a talk about how Friendly Plastic and my textiles have been woven together over the years, and surfaced in many different forms.
Tuesday afternoon we had a very full house for a workshop on my Lacework technique with Friendly Plastic. Everyone worked very hard, and came up with some fabulous results.
Partly worked, with a few little pieces added in, ready to be reheated.
Some lovely experimentation here with the addition of a beautiful Friendly Plastic flower.
Lacework made to mimic knitting, cut into a butterfly shape – beautiful.
Making lace and then cutting shapes out of it.
the ladies of Cheshire Borders Embroiderer’s Guild, made me very welcome, and were enthusiastic about what I was showing them. I hope that they will all look at plastic in a different way now.
Part 2 coming soon ( I stayed overnight and the next day did a full workshop, the results were lovely, as was the delightful and very old house that I stayed in)