The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ




Several members have expressed interest in Lorraine Haucke and Kathy Hutchins’ proposal of a handiwork group.  If you hook rugs, crochet, sew, quilt, knit, needle point, embroider, cross stitch, need to sew on a button or two, shorten something,  or just like the idea, this group wants YOU.  



     The Handicraft Group held its first meeting on Tuesday, October 31 at the home of Kathy Hutchins.  Florence Begun showed her two crocheted throws, one celebrating her and Ted’s 1967 wedding.  Lorraine Haucke showed her hooked wall hanging of a cottage with trees and flowers, with a border of cats and also a prize-winning one of a lamb.  Martha Mathews showed the rugs made for her children when they were young.  Nancy Lifland brought her needlepoint and we discussed the color of the backing and whether a box edge or knife edge for the cushion was better.  Janet Young brought a shawl that she is knitting for one of her daughters.  She showed us the boomerang edge effect and how she did it. Marlene Gordon brought a fabulous beige, grey, mauve and purple sweater that was a spectacular patchwork of different stitches.  She is currently working on a mystery project that appears to be a hat.  Kathy Hutchins is working out the problem of why her hats are too small.  Must be the fault of the pattern!!  Yes, there was lots of laughter and good eats, too.

     The next meeting will be Monday, December 4 at 1:30 at the home of Lorraine Haucke.  Please contact Lorraine if you are interested in attending the meeting.

                                                                                                         Lorraine Haucke



     Last month Kathy Hutchins arranged a tour of Homefront’s new Family Center in Ewing.  One of Homefront’s volunteers who went with us described some of the art and sewing programs that they offer to clients.  In order to facilitate these programs, they would be happy to accept donations of fabric and yarn.  Since I have been trying to find a home for fabric taking up room in my closet that will probably never be used by me, Homefront would be a great organization that could make use of it.  If anyone has fabric or yarn they would like to donate, please bring it to the November or December general meeting.  I will collect it and see that it gets to the person in charge of these programs at Homefront.

     If you have any questions, please call me, Marlene Gordon.