On Thursday last week, the Embroiderers Guild completed their current programme with a Jacob's Feast.
This was the second time this event had taken place and again the members proved that they had other talents besides stitching with an amazing selection of sweet and savoury dishes, which bought about the suggestion that maybe we should be swapping recipes as well as advice on embroidery.
The surprise speaker was Janet Phillips from the Threshing Barn, a popular place, near Leek, for people interested in craft to visit. Not only does she run a comprehensive store and workshop venue, she is also a sheep breeder.
She started with a short quiz that subsequently led to an insightful look at the present day British Wool industry and some fascinating facts about current research as to what wool could be used for.
Some developments were for creating fabric that changes colour to either absorb or reflect heat, insulation for houses, compost and even snail repellant! Janet also bought along a van full of "goodies", so that we could happily shop before and after lunch.
With some generously donated prizes, the afternoon was rounded off with a well-supported raffle that was a fitting finale to our successful year.
Our next meeting will be the AGM followed by "Embroiderers' Question Time" on 16th September.
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