Fenlanders

A lace group in Cambridgeshire since 1982

Ribbon Embroidery

Jenny Lewin showed us techniques for making ribbon embroidery at our September meeting, giving some very pretty results.

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Fen Ditton 800 Medieval Fair

Four of our members, Sue Huckstep, Liz Baker, Pat Castlo and Kath Brandle had a very good day demonstrating lacemaking in the sunshine at Fen Ditton. 

There was a lot of interest in the craft, with many children – both boys and girls – having a go on the practice pillows.

A new season of lacemaking

After the summer break, our next meeting is on Thursday 7 September when  Jenny Lewin will be holding her ribbon embroidery workshop.

We will need to bring:

Basic sewing kit, scissors and embroidery threads.

Small embroidery hoop if you have one, but Jenny will bring some as well.

Jenny will make up small packs of fabric, ribbon and needles and there will be a charge of £2.00 for the materials.

This Thursday

Working evening Thursday 6 July at 7.30 pm.

Fenlanders at the Flower Festival

A week after Haddenham we had some tables at the Hemingford Abbots Flower Festival.

The Fen Experience

Some of our members have been demonstrating bobbin lacemaking at recent summer events in Cambridgeshire, including The Fen Experience held on 18 June in Haddenham.

Kumihimo Braids

Take a look at the work in progress and the stunning results.

Have a Kumi-go!

Make Kumihimo Braids with Liz Baker. Liz will be bringing along all the required bits and pieces in different colours, as well as the know how. That’s next Thursday, for our June meeting. If you want to use your own threads, you will need similar weight threads to 6 strand embroidery cotton, 8 threads in total – which need to be 3 times the length of the finished braid.

Not just the AGM

May’s meeting is our AGM. But it’s not all about committees and future planning. Come along with your pillow and enjoy making lace too.

Festival Photos

At April’s meeting Kath showed us her slides of the Idrija Festival, held last year in Slovenia. There were many unusual pieces of lace on display, and even a giant custom made lace pillow to add a few stitches to.