Wednesday 25 March 2015

Goldwork Training Day: report

The second of our Goldwork Training Days took place last Saturday, on the 21st March, and a splendid time was had by all. We are very grateful to Sarah and Sue who came all the way from Warrington to teach us. They brought with them their amazing shop, which is always popular!

Several of the group were working on symbols associated with St Clare, in preparation for making a Guild of St Clare banner: you can see some of them in the pictures below.

An abbess's crook

Lucy with her abbey church design

Amanda with tutor Sarah Rakestraw, and Amanda's Monstrance design: Amanda is learning the Or Nue technique to get perfect points on the Monstrance's rays.

Clare's lily

Dorothea's cat - this one won't be used for the banner! A really commendable first attempt at Goldwork.

Dorothea with tutor Sue

Liz with a stylised heart design

Dorothea's cat

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Last reminder for Goldwork Training day on 21st March

We will be holding a Goldwork Training Day with the ladies from Golden Hinde, Warrington this Saturday in the church hall of St Anthony of Padua, between 10am and 4pm. Places cost £60, not including materials (which will be available on the day). Tea and cake will be provided - bring a packed lunch! Please email me if you would like more information, or to book a place.

Monday 16 March 2015

Lace Day: report

The Guild of St Clare held a further lace training day in Oxford on 14th March. It's great to see several children starting to learn.
Amanda's black lace bracelet with jade beads

Once again Liz Baker came to tutor us - we really are extraordinarily fortunate to have the benefit of her enormous experience and expertise.

We will be holding further lace training days in Oxford - please get in touch if you would like to learn!
Lucy's pink lace bracelet with cream leaves

Clare's black lace leaf motif

Amanda and baby Robert

Frances and Agnes, making lace snake bookmarks

Liz assisting Agnes
Frances and her beautiful handmade bobbin holder

Dorothea and her white lace bracelet with rose quartz beads