Another lovely day at Dyeing to Paint with bundles of enthusiasm to create some lovely fabrics. However, there was a comment about how quiet it was with some of our lovely members missing… all for various reasons.
It was lovely however, to see Alison and Salinder back and eager to get stcuk in. Alison’s husband has just retired so she thought she would refashion one of his work shirts – the focus being time – waits for no man? or now he has all of the time in the world – we are sure all will be revealed in due course!
Jan was busy transferring an image onto fabric through her light box so that she could paint it
Isobelle was busy practicising with her gelli plate
Keris was stencilling a tree with an unusual stencil that she had borrowed from Glynis
And Fran was stencilling hibiscus onto fabric
Monica was preparing fabric for her India project using a cake stencil of peacock feathers
And she was trying out some new stencils and stamps. The little birds are destined to be stitched and used for making cards!
Karen brought along some experimental work which interested a number of people in the group. She had dyed silk and cotton with tea (Earl Grey works well apparently!) and then tied rusted bolts into the fabric to achieve the amazing results below
As anticipated there was interest in having a go so we will be ordering silk scarves for next months meeting for those who would like to experiment – looking forward to it already!