Nicola Hilton, whose credentials include a stint at the Royal School of Needlework, led an intensive but cheerful workshop on 28 October. Eleven branch members took part with the aim of leaving with a nearly-completed stumpwork name badge. Beaded grapes, 3D leaves and tendrils, berries and a ladybird were our challenges. Nicola made sure we all understood and had a go at each technique. As a result we have already seen one finished badge and two box lids featuring the design, and several more pieces are well on the way. Good fun was had by all and a satisfying outcome was achieved.