Saturday 1 March 2014

Children's Guild meetings resume

The Guild of St Clare's junior branch in Oxford has resumed its meetings, now under the hospitable roof of the Oxford Homeschooling Group which takes place once a month at the Oxford Oratory. The children are working on a sampler, in order to learn basic techniques which will enable them to take on more sophisticated projects.

The sewing sampler book which the children will make

Dorothea embroidering the front cover of her sampler

Frances tackling running stitch

Margaret and Hannah with their samplers

Lines of machine sewing and a button with machine-sewn buttonhole on the pages of the sampler: the children will go on to do these when they have mastered the basics of sewing by hand
First page of the sampler: a line of running stitch in progress
Agnes hard at work with me supervising