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Southern Highlands Embroidery Group

               
Meetings:

2nd Saturday of each month (Feb-Dec)  12pm to 4pm

Contact:

Jennifer Kennedy   Tel: 0459 290 396   Email: buttonjen@gmail.com

Meets at:

Mittagong Senior Citizens & Community Centre10b Albert Lane Mittagong NSW 2575

Fees:Currently $60 per annum or $10 per meeting up to 6 meetings. ( this may change to account for changes in membership numbers and hire costs)

About our group:

At the Southern Highlands Embroidery Group, we welcome new members at all times regardless of your level of ability. Our members, who have a vast range of skills and interest, share a long standing camaraderie, based on friendship and caring which provides a welcoming atmosphere for the newcomer.

Members will often start the meeting by having their lunch, sharing the months news. Members then start stitching and sharing their work and knowledge. We stop for a coffee break at 2.30pm when we might share some group information, discuss group business and future projects. We then alternate monthly with either a show and tell session based on a given theme; or Stitch of the month, where a member shares a stitch, providing notes and tuition to other members. We all have a stitch journal where we can keep our samples and notes.


How to find us:

From the North: Take the Old Hume Highway to the right at the Clock monument lights. Turn right into Queen St about 30 metres from the light. A sign for the Senior Citizens centre is on the street sign. Proceed 40 metres west. Take the first to the left and the building is on your right hand side.

From the South -Bowral: Follow North along the Highlands Way – Bowral Rd toward Mittagong. Go through the lights at McDonalds and take the first left – Pioneer St. – till you get to the Old Hume Highway, turn right. Take the next left – Queen St. Proceed 40 metres west. Take the first to the left and the building is on your right hand side.  Parking is available to the left of the building.

Resources: We have a Library and Mentors -- to assist those wanting to extend their skills

Activities:
Before Covid we would arrange a number of in-house and external tutors to visit the group for workshops, we may re-visit this option once things are more predictable.
We are currently working towards a small exhibition in 2022, and have more recently exhibited our works in a static display at the Wingecarribee  Shire Council Chambers.
We generally celebrate Christmas for our December meeting

What to bring: embroidery project (If you are working on one), threads, frame and sewing kit, lunch, mug for tea/coffee/water. Can bring something to share for afternoon tea if you wish.





Examples of work:

During the past twelve months we have participated in rag paper making, and then embellishing it to make cards, Christmas stocking embellishments. hat band work, Christmas stocking with tapunto work, filet netting work and our own works.