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!
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