February is National Smocking Month, so, as is the custom of the Dogwood Chapter of SAGA, a display is featured in the lobby of the South County Branch of the public library. Members Beth Sartori and Kathy Dykstra put together a display that showcased a variety of needlework talent along with meeting information for the guild.
It is difficult to get good pictures of the display due to the glass reflections, but below are the pictures taken of the display.
Hopefully the display will generate some interest and result in visitors in upcoming meetings. Everything from smocking, shadow work embroidery, Brazilian embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery and whitework embroidery are all shown on a variety of items that are not exclusively children's clothing.
As always, the Wee Care gowns with a brief description are displayed - purposely at eye level. We want others to know that we give back to the community.
Virginia Martin is a long time/charter member of the guild and has become extremely talented in many areas of embroidery over the years. She recently sent in pictures of a gown that she had completed for the new baby of a family member. Because she is traveling and will be unable to attend the meeting this month, we asked if we could share picture of the gown on our blog. It is quite exquisite and the embroidery is beautiful!!!
The pictures were taken by professional photographer, Nancy Williams. As you would expect, a sweet slip was also made to wear underneath the gown.
Thank you to Virginia for allowing us to share your beautiful work!
The Dogwood Chapter will meet again this coming Thursday evening, 2/4/2016 and we will be enjoying a program learning about bonnets and seeing some lovely examples. We hope that everyone that can join us will bring in any special bonnets that they may have.