Patchwork Bag by Annette Cooke…..

 

Denim patchwork and appliqué bag

Denim patchwork and appliqué bag

Yesterday I saw this fabulous ‘recycled denim jeans’ quilted patchwork bag at the Wednesday ‘Sit & Stitch’ Session at Stitchcraft in Grantham.  It was made by Annette Cooke, one of the local crafters, and is covered in all sorts of beautiful, vintage style applique and embellishments.

Detail showing contrasting lining.

Detail showing the contrasting lining.

My friend Molly and I spent the day sewing with Annette and her friends and soon discovered we had chosen the ‘lively’ table to sit at!  Thanks for making the two of us so welcome.   We are looking forward to seeing you all again very soon and hopefully I will get to include more of your work on here.

Side detail

Side detail

 

Show & Tell…

Every other Monday a group of local ladies, myself included, meet at the Community Centre in Horncastle.  Our one common bond is that we all enjoy doing crafts of one sort or another, whether its knitting & crochet, patchwork & quilting, felting, rag rug, lace making, cross stitch…..the list is endless!  For a couple of hours we chat and work on our individual projects, sharing a mutual enthusiasm for all things handmade.  Today was ‘show and tell’ which involved everyone bringing something they had created and showing it off to the group.  There is such a lot of talent around, and so much of this creative work would otherwise be hidden away, that I thought I would put together a collage of some of the pieces to share with you, I hope you enjoy them.

A few examples of the fabulous craft work on display at the Community Craft gathering.

A few examples of the fabulous craft work on display at the Community Craft gathering.