Members returned this month from their summer holidays full of tales of quaint haberdashery shops and textile treasures gleaned from far-flung places. We started with our usual stitching session and an informal show-and-tell as items were brought in for the forthcoming Yarndale Festival which takes place 28/29th September at Skipton Auction Mart. Nan Clough brought in the fabulous crochet blanket shown in the photo.
After an excellent Jacob's join lunch we settled down to the AGM. Jane Holmes read the minutes of last year's AGM and thanked the outgoing committee for all their hard work. Jane and Eileen Hillery resigned as Chair and Treasurer respectively and Jan Dowman resigned from the committee so that she may focus on Grassington Guild. Jill Maloney was duly elected as the new Chair along with Claire Ketteman as Treasurer and Brigida Martino as Secretary. Christine Patrick takes over as Programme Secretary for 2014. Clare Hutchinson and Sally McGonigle join the committee for 2013/14.
Photo: Clare Hutchinson
at September 19, 2013
We have such talented people in our branch. One of our members has been shortlisted for the National Needlecraft Awards. We have watched the...