Please note that meetings officially start at 10:30 a.m. to allow time for setting up the room for the meetings.

 

Saturday 14th December 2019 (Note Date)

As is traditional, there will be no formal meeting in December 2019 but there will be plenty of fun, mince pies and other Christmas goodies to enjoy and of course a Kris Kindle – maximum value €5 but do bring hand made gifts if at all possible!

There will be Christmas demonstrations on how to make Christmas gifts and ornaments.  There will also be an exhibition of Christmas craft work and members will vote for their favourite. The winning entry will receive a prize!

A charity swop shop will be held on the day so do bring along all those “unloved” fabrics and other sewing related items.

Sit & Sew Afternoon – the hall has been booked for the afternoon.  So stay behind after the party and tackle some of those UFO’s or other projects you have on hand!  If you are staying, don’t forget to bring your lunch – plenty of tea/coffee and biscuits will be available.

 

 

 



Saturday 16th November 2019

Those of you who went to the Knitting and Stitching Show will have found some great bargains and as we have no speaker for the meeting, perhaps you would bring along some of those bargains and show us how clever you were at shopping!

Joe of Floppy Fabrics is bringing her shop to the meeting so we hope you didn’t spend all your money at the Knitting & Stitching Show!

There will be a raffle for the two sewing workboxes donated by John O’Donnell, Sewing Machines Ireland (Waterford) in aid of our Charity – Lakers.

Reminder – Little House Blocks still needed for our second Collaborative Quilt which will be raffled at our December meeting.   A PDF of the pattern is available here.  For the YouTube link click here

 

Workshop – Christmas Star Cushion with member Sharon Burrell. Foundation paper piecing. Kits containing 5 Fat Quarters will be available. The finished cushion is 18″ square. Time: 1.45 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. To book a place and for full details contact Workshop Organiser, Moria Byrne – moirabyrne@gmail.com

 

Sunday, 3rd, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th November 2019

Guest Tutor – Ruth Jarman (UK). Website – http://www.ruthjarmantuition.co.uk/

Workshop – “How To Use Your Sewing Machine / Mastering Your Sewing Machine”. Full Day Workshop 10am to 4pm will be repeated over 3 days to allow members to attend the workshop. The 1 day workshop will teach how to thread your machine correctly, how to set the tension correctly and when to adjust for a perfect stitch. Learn all about different needles, straight stitches, how to seam and neaten woven and stretch fabrics, blind and decorative hems, buttonholes, a basic introduction to embroidery, cleaning, oiling and lots of problem solving. More details and to book a place contact Moira Byrne (WPG Workshop Organiser) – workshops@wicklowpatchwork.ie

 

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