Some of the members did this sampler workshop at a local embroidery machine shop, creating these lovelies, some framed behind glass, some stretched onto a frame.
A wonderful array of pieces, with some closer views following.
Machine embroidered 'Fairy Woodland' on a prettily dyed piece of fabric.
A wonderful tote, just the thing for a workshop, not only outside pockets, with lovely machine embroidery, but a fully zippered closure at the top. Love the machine embroidered pin cushion on the end.
Marcia all set at the Sales table, not really hiding behind the bags and totes, just an illusion.......promise.
Porcelain Painters group had a wonderful display of goodies for sale, many new lines and a couple that are harder to come by too, such as this footed cake stand that Patsy painted with the black border and vibrant floral ring.
How cute are all the bunnies, little pill boxes, ring trays, jewelery containers and vases, but I think my fave (so hard to pick one) is the flapper on the square plate, just under the pair of cats. Really lovely.
Margaret with some of her pieces, lovely soft colours and feathery brush strokes.
Denise and her helper (sorry, another name lost, will fix asap) from Lacemakers and Tapestry with some of the exquisite lace pieces this group creates.
The delicate structure of the lace table centrepiece and doilies shows up beautifully against the dark background, there is even a lovely lace collar - top right hand corner - wouldn't you just love that on the neckline of a hand knitted jumper. Yum..
The Cottage is filling with visitors by now, and the first rush is on, those who come early come to buy, they are regulars and know just what they want, returning to their fave artists.
Painters, Shirley and Lyn are busily packaging up a sale of hand painted cards. While another customer makes a selection, just the hand coming in there for one of those little girl cards - or maybe it was the teddy on the line.
Julie showing just a small selection of the many, many canvases from the Painters Group that hang from the Atrium walls.
Silversmith Carolan, making a few last minute adjustments to her display.
Outside the Cottage, the Fair continues, everywhere you look, tents stuffed full of goodies while the potters seat at the edge of our Tea Room is put to good use by a couple of husbands who are obviously really enjoying the shopping experience! and on the other side of this maze of sellers, the Memorial Hall is also jam packed with crafters and their offerings, you are met at the door by Lady Lioness President Maureen and helper Rita, selling raffle tickets to that great basket of goodies at a mere $1.00 a ticket.