Next Meeting Tuesday 5th November

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It’s time for our very popular Christmas decoration meeting.

Snow globe

What about this fab Christmas scene. Check out this website for more inspiration

Tie wreath

Or this great tie wreath

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Or this lovely Christmas tree, you can find this on Mollie Makes 

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What about a lovely fabric wreath.

Checkout Christmas decorations on the internet & let your imagination run wild!

What you need to bring will be up to you but I would suggest the following ….

Felt – try Wilkinson, Pound shops for cheap felt

Buttons

Basic sewing kit

Ribbons

Fabric

Beads & wire – Bunyip is the place to go, ask for advice & the lovely ladies will help

Paper & pens for templates

Mug

We will be in our new home at the RSPCA shop in South Street

Normal charge of £3.50….. money raised goes to the RSPCA

You can purchase any items from the shop on the night & feel free to bring any donations you wish.

See you there!

October 2013 – Poppy Appeal

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Many thanks to everyone who joined us in our new home this month.

Judging by the feedback you all seemed to like the new venue, it had a cosy feel & was much brighter than the Phoenix.

With this in mind I’ve decided to hold the next 2 meetings there & possibly into 2014.

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So how did we do?

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You all made some beautiful poppies!

Make oct CollageWe also had knitting & sewing.

I was very impressed with my urn & made tea all night….. hence the lack of photo’s!

We will be selling the poppies in the shop soon….. watch this space for dates.

Our next meeting in November will be Christmas decorations

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As always the fee is £3.50…. don’t forget not only are you making things & having fun but you’ll also be helping the RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter

See you all in November!

Next Meeting Tuesday 1st October

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It’s 2 weeks until our next meeting & October is all about poppies!

Come & make poppies with us to help raise money for The British Legion. This will be our 3rd year involved in this great cause, how many will we make this year?

Jenny will be coming along to help & guide us.

Please bring the following:

 Red/green fabric or yarn

 Black buttons

A basic sewing kit

Knitting needles or crochet hook

You can either knit, crochet or sew your poppies

Or you can just bring your own project!
If you would be interested in selling poppies in a workplace or group please let me know & I will pass on your details to Jenny.

Breaking News:

We are changing venue!!!

This meeting will be held in the

RSPCA charity shop

91 South Street

Exeter

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You can find parking at the back of the shop & outside, there’s also 2 car parks very near by.

Just turn up at 7pm & pay on the night, the charge will remain at £3.50…….. money raised will go to the RSPCA.

You can purchase any items from the shop on the night & feel free to bring any donations you wish.

Don’t forget to bring a mug!

See you there!

June 2013 – Patchwork

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Many thanks to everyone who came to our patchwork meeting.

Unfortunately we were all busy chatting I forgot to take photo’s of everyones work!

Please feel free to share your photo’s on our Facebook page 

Hex CollageHex2 CollageI’m sure you’ll all agree is was a great night.

Our Next meeting is Tuesday 2nd July

In the meantime don’t forget you can also find us on Facebook

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See you in July

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Next Meeting Tuesday 4th June

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Come & make patchwork hexagons with us!

Learn the basics……. how to use a template, cut out & sew together.

Please bring the following:

A mug!

A selection of fabric…. cotton works best

A basic sewing kit

Magazine pages….. to use as backing

Cardboard to copy the template

Normal charge of £3.50 will apply

7-10pm

Exeter Phoenix

 If you don’t want to join in just bring your own project

You can also find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter @makeexeter

Some ideas to get you started….. you can make a wall hanging, cushion cover or even a quilt!!

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