Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Goldwork Guild Magazine Issue 12

Issue 12 of the Goldwork Guild Magazine is now available and has the following contents:

  • Or Nue - by Janice Williams
  • Instructions for Framing Up
  • Medieval Inspiration
  • Experiment in Underside Couching - by Brenda Sparrow
  • Stitching Patterns Built Up From a Circle or Spot
  • Couching Across Card
  • Making a Brooch
  • Using Purl as a Setting for a Jewel
  • Experiment: Combination Couching
  • In Response to a Letter
  • Using #1 Metallic Thread
  • What's Happening

Visit to Westminster Cathedral

The Goldwork Guild is planning a visit to Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 8th June. Numbers are limited, so if you are interested, please complete the Planned Visit Form on the Goldwork Guild Events website page.

Whitminster - 3rd April 2011

A fantastic time was had by all those who attended the latest Goldwork Guild meeting at Whitminster on Sunday 3rd April 2011 [yes, it WAS Mother's Day!] This meeting had Anne Weston showing us how to use a half cone stick [also known as a shoe] to create 3-D foxgloves using metallic threads, although as beginners, we practiced on normal thread first, so we could get the hang of it:

Some finished examples of our foxglove trumpets:

It was an extremely enjoyable day, and we learnt to use a new tool and another ancient craft to manipulate metallic threads.

Many thanks to Anne, and we're all looking forward to the next Goldwork Guild meeting in October.