Tecstiliau Meirionnydd Textiles

Advancing the Art and Craft of Textile Embellishment

March Meeting 2009

Sixteen of our members took part in an exciting and creative day making fabric wraps with Pat Gibson. 1. Pat shows how.

‘Tsutsumi’ as it is known in Japan is the art of wrapping and plays a very important part of Japan’s day to day life. It even includes the wrapping of written letters and would you believe a packed lunch! During the day there was an opportunity to experiment with ideas and techniques on a small scale. Machine made cords and foiling was only two of the techniques Pat demonstrated. Although, Pat was still suffering with a broken wrist, the day went with no hiccups at all.


2. Pat's samples.

8. Members show and tell.

A thanks also goes to those members who brought in their 2D and 3D pieces to create a talking point and delightful display for the members who were not taking part in the tutored day and working in the back room. Also on display was the fabric that had been dyed in a jam jar by Joan Robson in the February meeting along with some beaded jewellery that Maggie Powell had made at the Plas Tan y Bwlch craft weekend with Heidi Jenkins. Hilary Norton was wearing her name badge with pride which she had started in the last meeting. Well done Hilary.


9. 2D and 3Ditems,dyed fabric and beading. 10. Hilary Norton and her badge.

Finally, we had been told the sad news that one of our honorary members had died. Peggy Moses was 90 at the end of 2008, had moved closer to her daughter a few years ago and had slipped away peacefully the week before our meeting. Those of us who knew Peggy have some very dear memories of this lovely lady. Peggy gave us a lovely wooden bowl before she left that we give to one of our members each year for the best piece of embroidery of that year. Val Hayes holds the bowl for this year until a new member is picked in our Christmas meeting at the end of the year.

More pictures from the day can be seen on our Flickr page here