Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A new project

At one of "my" churches, we are launching a new Knit&Natter or Craft group, but we have been made aware that some people might like to come who don't do any yarn work of any kind.  I had a ponder about that, and dug out the pieces of a patchwork quilt that I started making when I was 18 or so - we won't say exactly how many years ago that was!!

I took it along this morning to the church coffee morning where I knew that a couple of interested people would be, and showed them and shared my idea - and they were quite enthusiastic!  One lady has gone home with one section [like a rosette as they are hexagonal pieces] to complete as the outer row is only partially completed, and another friend has taken some of the material and the templates to make enough for another section.  All in all there should be 8 rosettes when they are all completed, and then we will be looking to join them together.  When it is all finished [don't hold your breath] we think that we will be able to find a use for it in the church fund raising calendar.

It is all made from cheap poly cotton fabrics that I bought from Sheringham market when I was there one summer for about 5 or so weeks.  Some of them are quite different from one another, and others are similar fabrics but just in different shades, so it brings the work together and there is some unity in it.  Since it was bought for a very reasonable amount of money, I have no qualms about giving it away as it is of absolutely no use to anyone in my shelf unit - and I would hate to think how many house moves I have dragged that through!  Hopefully we will have it transformed into something useful and functional by about Easter....

As for those who do want to do yarn work, they will be welcome to bring along whatever they are currently making, or we will have some charity knitting that they can help with as there are lots of charities requiring hats, scarves, blankets - we will keep all the fingers busy in one way or another, although I know that there will be tea and cake aplenty as well!

7 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a super idea and one that will benefit others as well, a win, win situation in my books.

Frugally challenged said...

If I were closer I'd be there like a shot! All power to your needles!

Angela said...

Brilliant ! will you post pictures when it is done?

Bless said...

What a lovely idea! I have always wanted to join a crafts group but never have!

veeknits19 said...

What a great idea, I'm looking forward to hearing about the progress. Enjoy the yarn work, I'm keen to hear all about that too! Vee x

Helen Graham said...

What a great idea. I also have an unfinished hexagon quilt top...not quite as old as yours but untouched for a couple of years. You've inspired me and once I've finished the edging for my knitted blanket I might get it out and do some more work on it.

SusanM said...

This is a lovely idea for bringing people together in an informal way. And a good way to introduce some people to a new hobby. Hope it goes well x