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Our speaker in May was Gemma, from Occasions of Eyemouth, who creates bespoke, handcrafted and unique headwear.
She demonstrated how to make a fascinator using a cream, Sinamay, teardrop-shaped base.
Two feather spines in flamingo and cream were attached to the base first, then an abstract bow in salmon pink completed the decoration.
Gemma prefers to use wire, rather than glue, for fixing materials, and she favours felt and feathers as decoration.
As well as designing fascinators, Gemma makes buttonholes. Both are popular for weddings and race meetings.
After some tips and advice we all made a buttonhole and had great fun trying on the fascinators.
Mrs W Head gave the vote of thanks for a really entertaining afternoon.
The United Reformed Church at Spittal has been provisionally booked for the county celebrations on Saturday, September 15.
A coffee morning will be held in King James Court on Saturday, June 2, from 10am to noon. There will also be a tombola stall and raffle.
June is our planning meeting when we will have a shared supper. Members were reminded to bring their knitted strips, which are to be made into blankets, to the meeting.