Published DateMEREDITH — The Meredith Garden Club will host a "Needle-Felted Gardens Creations" workshop on Thursday, June 20 at 1 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center.
Diane Cook Johnson, owner of Soft Touch Farm (www.softtouchfarm.com) and leader of Club Sandwich 4-H in Center Sandwich, will teach members and guests a bit about needle-felting and felting in general. Everyone will have a chance to select a flower making kit in the color(s) of their choosing. The cost is $5 per kit and hands-on instruction is included. Participants will go home with a finished flower that can be made into a pin to wear or an embellishment for their hair or a hat.
Needle-felting is an easy, creative, and relaxing craft. Most appliqué patterns and coloring book pictures can easily be converted into a needle felted picture. Yarn and other decorations can be used to embellish a project Needle-felting is much like painting and sculpting with wool. 3-D projects are especially interesting.
The Community Garden Club of Meredith invites all to participate in our seasonal calendar of events listed below. For membership information and additional details about programs, visit www.meredithgardenclub.org
Saturday, June 29. he Annual Scholarship Bake Sale will be held from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in conjunction with Arts Alive! Mill Falls Marketplace. Botanical Photo Note cards will be available for sale. The proceeds from this sale will be used to fund scholarships for local students pursuing careers in environmental studies and horticulture.
Thursday, July 18 – Carpool from the Meredith Community Center at 12:30 p.m. and enjoy a summer stroll through hidden gardens at The Weirs and floral arrangement demonstration.
Thursday, August 15– Carpool from the Meredith Community Center at 12:15 p.m. for a Tour and Program provided by the NH Mushroom Company in Tamworth. Bring samples to identify and test your mushroom trivia with the experts. Visit: www.nhmushrooms.com,
Thursday, Sept. 19 - 1 pm. Join club members at the Meredith Community Center for a Hands On Workshop presented by member, Peggy Flynn and a Garden Treasures Swap.
Thursday, October 3, Annual election of Officers lunch and end of season program at the Canoe.
93rojects and initiatives that the Garden Club has supported include: the annual Altrusa Festival of Trees, Interlakes Community Caregivers, The Circle Program, the Community Center Garden Project, the First Congregational Church of Meredith, Lakes Region Conservation Trust, the Center Harbor, Meredith, and Moultonborough Libraries, and Page Pond and Forest conservation campaign effort with donations from fundraisers.