Fun summer workshop – stitched denim pockets

Several months ago it was suggested that we collect old denim pockets with the intention of decorating them with stitch for use at our exhibition in June next year.

A group of members gathered together on Monday with their old denim pockets, needles, threads and assortments of accessories to embellish them.

When we have an invited tutor visit us to teach a workshop,  there is always a lot to learn and very little time for chat.  This day was completely different as everyone did their own thing and there was a whole day to stitch and catch up with good friends.

Below are the pockets in progress

The choice of stitch, thread and accessory was completely our own so it was great to see such a variety.  Two members had brought their sewing machines but the majority chose hand stitching.

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While we were all busy stitching and chatting, Annie was kindly sorting out our wonderful library.  We have a great selection and thanks to Annie it will be so much easier to see what is available to borrow.

Oh yes, and thank you Annie for making the delicious cake!!

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Great day.  Now we have got to decide what to to with these denim pockets.  Bunting, competition, display?  I wonder what we will decide.

Do remember to ink in the dates of Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2024 for our exhibition.

Photos and write up by Ros

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