As the schools start again after the summer holiday, let's be inspired by the students starting new courses and have a meeting themed for learning or trying a new craft or technique. It's easy to stick with what we know and feel confident in but trying a new craft could be the start of a new hobby and you may find the new technique can be combined well with others you already know. You may like to bring along some books, magazines or ideas you've found to help or better still an item that you have made or are currently making. All crafts are welcome. There are plenty of ideas online for stitchers of all types and other crafters too.
Let's have a nice evening chatting about our favourite crafts, being inspired by each other's completed projects (so don't forget to bring anything you have been making recently to show us!) and working on any portable projects you're able to do during the evening or asking questions you would like to see if anyone else can help with. If you want to work on something unrelated to the "Try Something New" theme, that's also fine. If you are trying something new, or have suggestions for crafts other people might like to try, do post a comment to let us know.
This Meetup is in the Royal Festival Hall. I've met here a few times with the group and it has been quite a popular location, so I hope to see plenty of you and your bags for a nice evening there. It is never possible to guarantee exactly where we can sit but I usually aim to sit somewhere near the river side of the hall, so try looking there first when you arrive.
Although the meetup is scheduled to start at six to suit any members who finish work early, it's fine to turn up whenever you wish. I work until 6 so I probably won't be there from the start but other members do arrive earlier. If you get there early, perhaps put something crafty on the table so other members can recognise you or you could even print out a table top sign (http://sewing.meetup.com/147/files/) to make it easy to spot you! If you are new and worried you'll not spot the group or feeling a bit uncertain about coming, just send me an email and I'll answer any questions or make sure someone looks out for you.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!