- hand made cords
- needle felting and use of the embellisher
- shisha mirrors
There were lots of ready-worked examples displayed for inspiration. Enough equipment, yarns and other materials were available for members to create their own samples of different types of embellishment.
In the first corner, here are two members weaving:-
In the next corner there was an opportunity to work on handmade cords, either twisted by hand or stitched on a sewing machine, using zigzag stitch. This is a very old form of embellishment and the oldest example of a twisted cord dates back to 1500 BC.
This member is working very hard on twisting her cord...!
There was a demonstration of the embellisher machine, which doesn't require thread or a bobbin and allows you to do needle punch felting. The needles push the fibres through the fabric to create a design. Members were also able to try hand punch felting, which also gives excellent results:-
Everyone had a very busy, and productive afternoon! Don't forget to let the committee know if you have any suggestions for an activity which can be included in a Four Corners meeting.