A New Year of Painting and Dyeing

Today was our first day back after the festivities and it wasn’t long before everyone was engrossed in activity.There had been a suggestion that members could focus on a Folk Art theme to start the new Tear but it wasn’t obligatory.

We welcomed two visitors Sally and Hilary who decided that they would like to have a go with the transfer art paints and considering they hadn’t done much previously produced some fabric pictures to be proud of.

tapainting-collage

Fiona experimented with freezer paper and stencils and dyed some fabric using polystyrene balls and elastic bands as resist….

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And she brought along a little fabric basket that she had made with some fabric that she dyed at the December meeting – which looked very effective.

Fiona Brook

Fiona Brook

Liz used a cardboard leaf stencil and markel sticks to produce a beautiful piece of fabric

liz-leaves

Monica cut out a freezer paper dala horse and experimented with acrylics, markel sticks and Jacquard lumiere paints to determine which looked best. She then drew a panel with fabric pens and used inktense pencils to colour in. She also dyed a piece of fabric and used a bird block print.

md-collage

Caroline tie dyed some fabric and experimented with Jacquard lumiere paints and stencils producing a stunning piece of fabric

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And Jan made some lovely Christmas cards by recycling this years batch of Christmas cards that she had received.

jans-cards

All in all – a very busy day but always time for a chat!

Jan, Chris and Liz

Jan, Chris and Liz

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