the Warrington Memorial Hall for a craft day where we had a good
turnout of members and friends. We commenced at 10am with morning tea
(and lots of home baking) and then Glenys Clements showed us how to
Glenys had brought along a huge and varied selection of items that we
could use. She had cut out the basic shapes and from there we were
told to use our imagination to create a brooch building up several
layers using different mediums, eg feathers, stamps, buttons to name
but a few. When we were happy with our end product we sprinkled on a
"magic" solution and baked the whole brooch in the oven where the
coating melted resulting in a hard baked surface over the entire
brooch. Following a shared lunch (of gigantic proportions), we then
had the opportunity of continuing with brooches or we could try our
hand at bead making. I think we all surprised ourselves with the
outcome of our handicrafts with some amazing articles being created.
We all had a most enjoyable day and thanks must go to Glenys for
providing all the "bits and bobs".
Our August meeting is on Saturday 9 August (this date varies from the
date in the Programme) when we are off to explore the Sawyers Bay/Port
Chalmers area. For further information on this please contact Lyn
Hastie 4822896 or Lyne Carlyle 4822822.
by Lesley Smith
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