|Posted by Enid Davies on January 13, 2016 at 12:15 PM||comments (0)|
Hi all, Welcome to the new year.
Our AGM this year turned out to be very busy, thank you to all those people who came and welcome to four new members!
Also welcome to the new committee, I'm sure we are going to have a creative year together.
Talking about creative I am putting up the list of books by Roald Dahl and a few comments under a seperate entry but to clarify a few things that were a bit confusing to both me and everyone I think is that I have made an executive decision that as a group Itchy Fingers will NOT be making an installation this year [hip hip hooray do I hear!] However we are committed to making Street Art OUTSIDE the Taliesin building. At a meeting on Tuesday Marilyn announced that the subject matter is SWEETS of a giant and colourful nature. I hope that further information about how this can be acheived will be forthcoming, where, how, what etc. What fun, start collecting together all those yummy shiny and colourful plastic, fabrics, sheers, metallics and please come along to the Tuesday and Friday meetings to get updated an join in with a bit of madness and joy with a bit of unexpected results!.
I hope you all enjoyed hearing all about the TFSR charity and the work they do and where your money is going to be spent. Phil Popes spoke about his visit to Tanzania and the success of the projects going on there.
Robi has also announced there is going to be a meeting of all those taking part in the Festival on Feb 14th in the Gorseinon Institute where all the groups will be contributing to a coffee cum sales tables cakes day where there will be a table selling 'things' to raise money to try and make the Festival a huge success. Itchy fingers will have a table where you may sell anything you care to bring along with a price on it, and hope you will donate something to the Festival table too.
Fantastic news about the Village, it is now on show in the FOYER of the Grand Theatre and is already enjoying rave reviews!
|Posted by Enid Davies on December 7, 2015 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
A lovely time was had by everyone that was able to be at the Christmas Lunch at the Grill. Company was good as was the food and staff and provided a lovely end to our year, well almost. Many thanks to Robi who organised our secret Santa, she was also responsible for wrapping of all your stars for the Coffee morning, both being very successful, and a lot of fun.
We have one more committe meeting on Friday to iron out any issues for the AGM, but I would like to take the opportunity to wish all our members especially but also all those who support us and our work
A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Creative New Year
Look forward to seeing you all Jan 9th 2016
|Posted by Enid Davies on November 9, 2015 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
Next month is our Christmas lunch at the Grill House in Waunarlydd once again booked for us by Marilyn. We were only allocated 24 places so I hope not too many people were disappointed.
I do hope we will see all of you at our AGM on Jan 7th 2016 when we will lose some valuable members of our long running committee, but also welcominmg some new members too. there will be a range of stalls available for people to spend their Christmas money, or next years presents! There will of course be some business to discuss, but hope it will be painless.
We also have a lot to talk about regarding our next exhibition at the Taliesin in August. We are of course part of the Swansea in Stitch Festival and the grand opening of this festival will be at our own opening. We are hoping to have an installation outside to draw in the crowds and promote both our exhbition and the Festival, so get your thinking caps on as to how we can have a Roald Dahl inspired installation. Bernice has already come up with some ideas , but all suggestions will be most welcome.
Our Speaker will be Caroline Rees who was a recent winner at the Made by Hand show in Cardiff. she is a paper cut artist, which leads on from her previous work at a Glass artist using sand blasting. She will ring example of her work and talk about it and its develeopment. She uses incredible patterning and quirky characters and scenes, which I think could easily get us in to mood for some of Roald Dahlsstories.
|Posted by Enid Davies on November 9, 2015 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
What a lovely lady and a fab workshop. She showed us how to make a whole range of jewellery and related 3D items and provided all that we could possibly need. but also discovered that it is all so easy to acheive at home in the kitchen.
Many thaks to Deanne who took all the photos and put them up. I have edited some of them with information but would be grateful if anyone else could add more info. unfortunately Bernice and April had gone before images were taken of their work.
|Posted by Deanne Mangold on November 8, 2015 at 11:25 AM||comments (1)|
Felt workshop 07/11/15
Brilliant day, see photo gallery.
|Posted by Enid Davies on October 12, 2015 at 3:50 PM||comments (2)|
The Exhibition has now been taken down and verbally we have received great plaudits for a great exhibition, unfortunately not many people wrote in our book, and no sales I'm afraid. However there was some beautiful work on show and the Civic Centre looks bereft without it! and I finally put Marilyns picture up!
The next workshop looks exciting with the Lovely Pat Johnson, maybe a present for the bran tub?
We look forward now to our Coffee Morning where the stars will be sold for the charity www.tfsrcymru.org.uk we hope you will all come and support with friends, neighbours and family and bring something for the charity and cake table and or buy! Not asking too much for the price of a new and better life for many in Africa.
The Charity also collects and refurbishes tools for the menfolk refreshing their shed!
Then there's the Christmas lunch. I look forward to seeing you all at these events
|Posted by Enid Davies on September 18, 2015 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Enid Davies on September 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
I have uploaded images of the exhibition with the exception of Marilyns at the Mission which I will photograph again as I had made a bad pic,also Brenices' is out of focus so will repeat. Please notice that unfortunately we were unable to display Sonia's Bwthyn Bach Piws securely so please enjoy the image here. I think Enfys piece is upside down too but its after midnight and will re upload tomorrow!
Enjoy and apologies for the mistakes
|Posted by Enid Davies on September 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Well the exhibition is up and looking fab, huge thank you all those who were there working under difficult condtions and still managing to make all your wonderful work look stunning, will put up pics after the opening.
Do please come to the opening, see invite in pics, and in email sorry its such short notice to email to friends, been so busy getting work finished is my excuse, however it has been an oversight leaving so late. We will have some poster available for you to take home at the opening and distribute as far and wide as possible please.
I hope you all enjoy seeing your work, in the Civic Centre there has already been admiring looks whilst we were putting it up.
|Posted by Enid Davies on September 10, 2015 at 2:35 PM||comments (1)|
I have just uploaded the great stars for our exhibition. I don't know how may packs were given out but I know at least three people made two, which means 26 people have handed theirs into us. If there are any still out there you can bring them to the IF session tomorrow or the Civic Centre monday morning, we want to make a good show and raise money for our chosen Womens sewing charity. You still have time, after seeing what has already been made, to make some for the Coffee morning on November 21st 10 - 4 !!!
We hope to see a full turnout of members, friends, relatives and rich people for our opening at the Civic Centre on September 16th at 6pm to celebrate another annual exhibition with fabulous work again. We are unable to sell from the Centre but a list of work with prices and Robi as contact will be available there.
Work starts then on next years exhibition at the Taliesin which forms part of the celebration of the Swansea in Stitch festival