Taste of Wool

This past weekend our Chapter hosted another "Taste of..." workshop.  This time it was a Taste of Wool.  For those not familiar with our "Taste of..." workshops, they are a great way to try something new or learn a new skill without making a big time or financial investment.   They are also, of course, a great opportunity for coming together and sharing our love of the needle arts.  Our Taste of Wool Workshop was open to non-members and we were happy to have non-members in attendance as well as a group of quilters visit.

Our workshop today was hosted by Denise Harkins who many of you may know from the Old Greene Cupboard Quilt Shop that sadly close a couple of years ago. Denise generously donated her time to our workshop.  Thank you Denise!

Our project was a scissors case.  Here is photo of Denise's sample.  Denise's sample couldn't be found at the end of the afternoon.  With all the wool on the tables, it's quite possible one of us took it home without knowing.  If you happen to find it, please contact Melody.
Denise also brought along a few of her complete wool projects to give the group an idea of what can be done with wool.  
Our group immediately got to work after selecting their kits.  Thank you to Becky for donating the wool for the projects.  There were a wide range of colors to choose from.  All supplies were provided in the kit!  Thanks to the generosity of Denise and Becky, we were able to keep the kit fee to $5.  
Karen 's beautiful blanket stitch - look at her perfect corner!
We were also able to welcome in person our newest member, Kathy!  Kathy lives in Chicago and visits our area a few times a year visiting family and decided to join. Kathy is also the owner of The Inspired Needle, a brick and mortar and online needlework shop.  
Kathy also very generously brought a mini-trunk show with her.  Our members were able to pre-order before the workshop and she delivered those orders.  We also could shop, fondle linen, and purchase  during the workshop.  The fantastic selection of Lakeside Linen in a variety of colorways was a special treat!  Thank you Kathy!
Most attendees were able to get a great deal of the project completed before the end of the afternoon!
DSC04253 DSC04255 
Jane also brought a couple of projects her husband, Wiley, has recently completed.  Wiley is an avid stitcher and is known for stitching huge projects.
There were also several wooly door prizes - donated by Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, Denise and Katie Puckett (wool dyer and rug hooking instructor).  Thank you all!
It was a great afternoon!  Special thanks goes to Melody, VP of Programs and Education for another successful duClay EGA event.  If you're not familiar with EGA, we'd highly encourage you to visit your local chapter.  If we're your local Chapter, we'd be thrilled to have you visit!  There are many benefits of EGA membership and it's always wonderful to meet  with and be encouraged by fellow lovers of the needle arts.


Library Exhibit

During the month of August, the duClay Chapter of EGA has the privilege of displaying our projects in the display cases of the Orange Park Library.  The cases look like they wouldn't hold much but thanks to the efforts of JoyceAnne and Ruth, these cases are artfully packed with our exquisite needlework!  We certainly are a group of talented needleworkers!  Thank you JoyceAnne and Ruth for your time staging the display - it's beautiful!

The photos reflect the difficulty of taking photos through glass on a sunny day.  This is a small portion of the photos taken.  A link to the Flickr set can be found at the bottom of this post should you like to see all of the photos.  

As a reminder to our members, in September we're displaying in the gallery for the first time.  This is especially exciting as we'll be able to display our larger pieces.  For details in submitting a piece for gallery display, please contact JoyceAnne.

Let's not delay any longer and get to the good stuff!  


















Flickr set can be found here with additional photos from our display!