Sunday, 31 October 2010

First Squares

Hello All,
We had a lovely meeting last Thursday made even better by all the gorgeous squares that have been produced so far. So to spur you on, here's a photo of those we saw on Thursday.
Well done to everyone, they are superb and the photo doesn't do them justice!
As a reminder and for those who couldn't make it on Thursday (we missed you), the three words for this month are FRAY, FOLD AND FASTEN with 'fasten' being the technique.
I'm really looking forward to our next get together on the 25th November especially as there's food involved!!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God

The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God
Melody - Milton Hayes & Cuthbert Clarke, 1911
There's a one-eyed yellow idol
To the north of Kathmandu;
There's a little marble cross below the town;
And a brokenhearted woman
Tends the grave of 'Mad' Carew,
While the yellow god for ever gazes down

Thanks for a lovely evening girls x

Friday, 22 October 2010


Hello Affinity!

Our first meeting got off to an excellent start and hope by now you have managed to make one or two of the little squares using the three prompt words – Angle, Arc and Aperture. I am still working on mine!

Sally made an excellent suggestion for us all to contribute one of our squares which we would mount on the lovely boards Shelagh kindly gave us, to make our first joint display item. The square for this can be chosen from your collection at the end of the ‘challenge’.


You will all now have a good idea of what materials you need to bring to the first few meetings to make the little squares but each month there may be one or two additions to that list. This month’s ‘extras’ are listed below:

Any of the following: buttons, press studs, hooks & eyes, safety pins, medium/large beads, Velcro or anything you can think of along these lines, without giving too much away????!!!!


Apologies for missing this date from the Affinity calendar. Please can you insert

22nd September 2011 in your diaries.


We decided that the Trading Post which is located just before the roundabout (coming from Kettering), which leads onto the A43. There is easy parking and the meals are good.

The date decided upon was 29th November which, for the City & Guilds Machine Embroidery Group, the last class before Christmas. Bee Inspired have agreed that we can start and finish our class later that day. Unfortunately the Trading Post doesn’t take bookings so we will discuss what we want to do at our meeting next week.

Look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting on 28th October 7 pm.