Friday, 16 September 2011

September's meeting - Bunting making

There are plenty of SHWI ladies who claim to have no crafting abilities - but give them some fabric off-cuts, ribbons and buttons, and it's amazing what they come up with.

Last night's meeting was bunting making. After the usual business matters, we settled down to an evening of stitching and chatting. Materials were supplied, but a handful of more craft-minded ladies had brought in bits and bobs to help things along.

The idea was for everyone to decorate a triangle flag and Kim (our secretary) would put them together in time for our 2nd birthday party in October.

Some opted for simple, elegant rows of ribbon and the odd button, others emblazoned their flags with Radley style dogs or fancy feathers and lace.

Whether people adopted a simple running stitch or more intricate embroidery work, the results were fabulous. The finished article should look fantastic. There were plenty of "oohs" and "ahs" once all the flags were laid out on the table. Well done ladies!

Laura Bainbridge, SHWI Committee