Weekend Workshop for Boston Branch EG

Sorry I've not posted for a while, Dear Reader. I've been madly busy, and also thinking in terms of updating the website, and dreading the thought.

However, I had a great weekend just gone at a Workshop for Boston Branch of the Embroiderers Guild. It even worked with the rotten weather, because I went down on Friday afternoon before it got going, and by the time I set off back on Sunday the roads were clear!

They looked after me beautifully. On Friday night I was treated to dinner at the house of a member, Judy – which was a farm, with sheep and new lambs! They had triplets born just that afternoon – not a great pic as the light in the barn was low, but they were lovely. I haven’t played with lambs since I was a kid, holidaying at my grandparents in Galloway. We used to play with the lambs at the farm up the road. Also met their 1-year old Tibetan terrier, Molly!

The workshop itself was very good. I had some of them doing a bit of Opus Anglicanum, and the others working on a Georgian posy design with goldwork. They were working with silk threads on silk or linen, and I’ve converted quite a lot of them to my favourite Silk Mill threads. They did very well over the two days, especially since some of them hadn’t done a lot of embroidery before. One member, Sandy, managed to finish her Opus Anglicanum piece! They rest all went away very enthusiastic to finish theirs. I hope to see some pictures, folks!

They put me up in a lovely B&B in the village, and the committee took me to the pub for dinner on the Saturday. Packed out because it was St Paddy’s day, but a very good dinner still. Altogether a very good weekend. Thank you to everyone at Boston EG for looking after me so well.

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