In 2018 we would like to tell y'all more about who we are and what we do. We are going to have a monthly update on what we are doing, plus give you a little information on embroidery and it's different techniques.
First of all we are, the Fort Worth Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America. In 2017 we celebrated 40 years! We have one day meeting and one night meeting monthly. The day meeting is the third Monday of every month at 9:30am and the night group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm, both are at the First Methodist Church in Arlington, TX. At these meetings we have a class on a certain embroidery technique or project. A few of the classes we had last year include, a Study of Sampler's, a Blackwork Motif, and a Mini Santa Stocking. We also have several stitching events throughout the year, like the wonderful 2 day workshop we had on Hardanger last year. It's a great way to learn new techniques, as well as, about different fabrics, threads, and finishing ideas.
This month we are doing our yearly Show and Tell, this is when we like to show off a bit. We show each other the projects we have finished the year before, the antique needleworks we have collected, and the cool embroidery gadgets we got for Christmas. It's just nice to get a chance to show our projects to others who know how much work went into them.
Here are a few pictures of what got shown off this month:
Thanks for reading. Hope to see you here again soon.
By: Haley Swaner