January Meeting 2022

A last minute decision took our January meeting on Zoom and our committee and speaker came up trumps to make this happen.

Our president Elaine welcomed everyone. She told us about the upcoming walk on Monday 24th January and the lunch club on 28th January (Click red links for more details).

We voted on the Resolution for the year and our nomination will be put forward.

Carole told us about competitions for the New Forest Show and making items from the 1920’s. She urged ladies to go to the next Craft meeting on 16th February with their ideas. There is also craft homework to do in the meantime.

Our speaker Linda Miller, Professional Embroider, was introduced to us. Linda told us how she studied at Winchester School of Arts from 1985 to 1988 and financially supported herself from her embroidery ever since.

Linda shares a studio with other creative people in Eastleigh.

Linda demonstrated how she does embroidery on her sewing machine and embroidered a lady and a cat.

Linda’s work can vary in a size from a tiny brooch to a A1 sized. She starts by drawing a picture which can take up to a day to do. The embroidered piece can take from between two days to two weeks.

Linda especially likes to feature people, animals, weather and seasons in her work. She include depth, details and form. All Linda’s work is done on a sewing machine and the entire fabric is covered in stitches. Too many stitches and the fabric can split, too little and the calico can show through.

Linda’s work has taken her all over the world. She does talks, workshops and has also written two books.

Her joy, optimism and humour shines through in her work.

A selection of her work can be seen by scrolling through these picture using the arrows.

It was an inspirational talk and it was agreed that Linda is very talented.

Thanks go to Linda Miller for the talk and for permission to use the images of her work.

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