Thursday, April 26, 2012

April Meeting: Machine Feet

The Main Topic
Our April meeting was led by Stella who led us through the various feet she uses with her Bernina machine. She also showed us her portfolio of samples and notes she has gathered as a record of the function of each foot.

From part of Stella's Bernina guide

More of the Bernina guide

Some of Stella's samples.

Does anyone know what this foot does? Sandi brought along this foot for advice but no one was able to help. It has a little brush to the right of the foot. Perhaps we need to google for help.

Bags from Kay Platts' Workshop

Linda's completed bag. It is even more gorgeous in real life.

Linda's next bag in the same design but with different fabric.

Linda's KL-design bag.

Maureen has gone bag-crazy!

This is the first one, complete with a lining and zippered inside pocket.

And a tote bag with applique on both sides, shell decorations and coordinated inside lining.

And finally, a clutch bag.

Stella has also been whipping up bags.
This is the first one from Kay Platts' workshop.

Here are various tote bags made from tea towels, complete with applique.

This is Karen's finished bag.

Show and Tell

Sandi made a jacket from a Vogue vintage pattern.

Here is Sandi's toile, followed by the finished jacket. Take note of the finely crafted bound button hole. 

Anne showed off her lovely tunic top made from a cotton craft print.

Elizabeth bought 11.3 metres of dyed silk fabric from Treetops in a deep russet palette. She is currently planning a stunning garment that will show off its luxurious depth of colour.

Kaye has completed some fine embroidery.


Linda showed off some more bags of various designs.

It was great to see Joan at the meeting, and to hear that she had begun work on a pair of trousers. The fabric was high quality and the pattern had been carefully tweaked to perfect the fit.

And then, OOPS!  Yes, the dreaded attack of the overlocker!!!

There is comfort in knowing that things such as this have happened to the best of us.

Karen showed off her Chanel-like Vogue jacket from a piece of silk that has been in her stash for eons.

Sans jacket, this is another of Karen's tops. Not 'home made' ... but 'couturier made'!!!