Newsletter — July 2024

Our July 2024 newsletter is in the multi-page PDF below. You can read it here on this page by clicking within the frame below and then scrolling, or you can download it by clicking the ‘Download’ button below the cover image.

HIGHLIGHTS

The outing to Spinnerin in Benoni was a great success and will be repeated if there is a demand. Spinnerin is a fabulous sewing, knitting and embroidery shop, that caters for a multitude of handcrafts.

Beginners’ workshops will be run on request, so if you are interested, please email the Guild. Let us know if there is something in which you are particularly interested.

The upcoming workshops are:

  • July: Smocking Balls (“Christmas in July”)
  • August: Shadow Stitch
  • October: Slow Stitch
  • December: Year End Craft

The cost of each workshop will depend on the cost of the materials, but the minimum charge for 2024 is R50.

Newsletter — September 2023

Our September 2023 newsletter is in the multi-page PDF below. You can read it here on this page by clicking within the frame below and then scrolling, or you can download it by clicking the ‘Download’ button below the cover image.

WORKSHOPS

Note especially the upcoming workshops. Details are in the newsletter.

  • Beginners’ workshops run in alternate months on a Saturday. The October workshop will cover another five basic stitches.
  • Traditional Japanese Sashiko workshop on 3rd and 17th October.
  • Smocking workshop in November. The focus will be on making decorative smocked balls. Details will be sent out in due course.

Newsletter — August/September 2023

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

Leo Tolstoy,Anna Karenina’ 

Our August/September 2023 newsletter is in the multi-page PDF below. You can read it here on this page by clicking within the frame below and then scrolling, or you can download it by clicking the ‘Download’ button below the cover image.

WORKSHOPS

Note especially the upcoming workshops. Details are in the newsletter.

  • Beginners’ workshops run in alternate months on a Saturday.
  • Goldwork workshop. We have managed to source some goldwork materials, so will be putting together a kit for those who attend (in contrast to the announcement in a previous newsletter).
  • Smocking workshop in November. Details will be sent out in due course.