Christmas with a Swiss theme

Our December meeting was a ‘sit and sew’ afternoon. There was lots going on; there was a pop-up exhibition of Swiss-themed embroidery, and Swiss-themed cakes and biscuits, as well as ‘Stitch Corner’ where Daphne kindly showed members how to create a stump-work strawberry brooch. I took lots of photos of people stitching, but none of the strawberries so if someone would like to send me a strawberry photo then I will add it.

There were lots of wonderful entries to the ‘Visions of Switzerland’ pop-up exhibition. This was in celebration of the life of SCS member Viviane Proyer, long-standing member, accomplished embroiderer, and friend to many. An earlier post here includes an account of Viviane learning to sew in Switzerland as a child. You can read it by clicking the link here. There were lots of entries, and some very varied images and techniques. There was even a fully-functioning felted cow-bell! I’ll let the images speak for themselves; scroll down to see some lovely and imaginative work.