Sunday, 1 July 2012

3 weeks and counting..

Believe it or not, our little group has only THREE WEEKS left before we officially close. Lewisham Council has been absolutely fabulous in giving us funding and we can only hope we are gifted another award so we can keep up our work in the community.

In the meantime, here is a rundown of what some of the member have been busy creating this week.

New Look skirt made by Marilyn in 1950's style print with net underskirt

Vicky cuts out Sewholic pattern 1202

Marilyn wrestles with a new pattern

As some of you may remember, when the group first began, we were kindly donated several boxes of materials from the owner of
Natalie had a boisterous 2-year old son and twins (one boy, one girl) on the way and so decided to clear her sewing room and the off-cuts she had stockpiled over the years. Her kind donation to the group saw every member make a garment or patchwork of one kind or another. Marilyn especially completed wonderful several items from off-cuts and skirts, dresses, scarves and shirts were all made by various members.

Natalie asked if the group could, in return, make her twins a few things and we were only too happy to oblige! After all the materials she had given us, it was the least we could do.

Jean makes a darling baby bonnet and cardigan for Natalie's baby daughter Grace
complete with teddy bear buttons

Jean standing next to her latest creation, a baby blanket in 

Val, Delphina and Marilyn all promised to make garments for Natalie's twins; Val agreed to booties, cardigans and bibs, Delphina two baby sacks in blue and pink and Marilyn said she will knit. Stay tuned for the results!

Regular member Marianna shows us how to 
self-draft a pattern using paper, pencil and fashion ruler

Marianna draws her own version of Magenta's dress from 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'
How did she get on?

Voila! She did it! 
See how Marianna constructed this at her

This group has brought together some of the most inventive and creative patchwork groups in Lewisham. Until now RK had not ever given much appreciation to patchwork or card-making but that view has definitely changed! Our amiable member Cleo (the singing Cleopatra) has dazzled us with her  lovely voice and craft-based creations.

Cleo holds up her symbolic patchwork wall hanging 

Cleo's completed handmade cards and (below) one is construction

We all agreed it will be sad to see the group end but for now, at least, we'll keep on sewing, knitting, eating biscuits and listening to 'Magic'.

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