Category: Event

Sissix for Christmas

Today, a small but perfectly formed group met to play with the Sissix and Scan and Cut machine and made headway in creating some unique cards for those special friends.

Corinne and Keris hit the jackpot by cutting fabric on the scan and cut machine without much hassle – well initially anyway.

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They then moved on to card making with some fantastic results

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Fiona had success in creating frames for the Christmas trees that she had block printed and free machine embroidered. She also brought along sone lovely die cuts and stencils which were popular with the group.

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Monica cut out labels on the Scan and Cut machine then added a die cut embellishment.

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Liz was well prepared and made some lovely cards. The stag card was innovative. She used a stencil to spray gold stags in the background and then added a die cut stag which had been made with her hand painted card.

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Yvonne was busy cutting labels and shapes to take home for more inventive work but produced lovely cards made from squares of paper. A popular design introduced by Corinne

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Caroline enjoyed painting card and put it to good use with some beautiful creations….

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And, Glynis was on a mission cutting out bunting and letters – looking forward to seeing the completed project soon!

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So much to play with and still more – the stamps and heatwave pen hardly got a look in!

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A very enjoyable and productive day was had by all – well done everyone!

A Busy Day Finishing Projects

Our UFO day today was busy, busy, busy with members on a mission to finish projects and start new ones.

Jan was beavering away on a bag that she wanted to finish and was planning on putting these wonderful elephants on it.

Jans elephant

She also brought a table runner that she pans to finish but that remains work in progress.

Jans table runner

Stephanie was working with some wonderful Welsh fabric…..

Stephanie

She also brought in her finished WW1 quilt – which is fabulous and now hangs in the hall of fame on our dedicated blog page

Stephanies war quiltweb

Whilst, Catherine progressed with her embroidery.

Catherines embroidery

And Hillary was busy making a bag for her mum’s Christmas present.

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Hillarys bag

Talking of Christmas, Chris brought along fairy shoes that has made for her grand children.

Chris shoes

And, Corinne got hooked on making Christmas cards….

Corinne and Liz

….producing some beautiful ones…

Corinnes Xmas cards

Monica made Christmas sacks

Reindeer sacks

and finished off a book cover

Kiwi book cover

Finally, Hilary got to have a go on the scan ‘n cut machine – on a mission to make some fabric letters for heart bunting for a new baby girl

Hilarys bunting

A very productive day all round – well done folks!

Commemorative WW1 Quilts on Display in Cowbridge Shop Windows

Today, Monday 2 November, the quilts that our members have made to commemorate those who died in the First World War, are being displayed in shop windows on Cowbridge High Street.

Shops that are participating are listed below

Quilts will be in the window of Ty Hafan Emporium unitl Wednesday 11 November 2015

Quilts will be in the window of Ty Hafan Emporium unitl Wednesday 11 November 2015

Quilts are on display here until Monday 16 Novmber 2015

Quilts are on display at Beauty Within until Monday 16 Novmber 2015

Costa Coffee are displaying our quilts until Monday 16 November 2015

Costa Coffee are displaying our quilts until Monday 16 November 2015

David Barnes Dry Cleaners wil be displaying quilts until Monday 16 November 2015

David Barnes Dry Cleaners will be displaying quilts until Monday 16 November 2015

The Barbers shop display will be taken down on 16 November

The Barbers shop display will be taken down on 16 November

We would like to thank the above shops for their support, which has been invaluable.

And, a big thank you to our quilters for providing a truly memorable tribute to those who lost their lives.

We have also featured in the Gem Newspaper (29 October 2015)

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And the Barry Gem

Click here to read the story of the WW1 quilt project

And, visit our comments page to leave a message

Afternoon Tea in the Sunshine

Yesterday Cutting Edge members gathered in the garden for a summer treat of scrumptious sandwiches and home made cakes. And, to ensure that it all went with a swing the sun came out!

Group with Chris and Hilary

Fiona and group

Sylvana and Jane

Cheers Jan!

Group with Jan and Catherine

And, if you are not all afternoon tea’d out why not join us on 13 September for Crafternoon tea in Ystradowen Village Hall. A fun day creating followed by a scrumptious tea – well deserved after all the hard work! Email mdennis.wales@gmail.com for a booking form.

Penarth Quilt Exhibition

On 9 July some members of Cutting Edge visited the Penarth Quilt Exhibition. It is an annual event and one that always come up trumps in terms of enjoyment. As well as meeting some very friendly like minded people there is always a terrific display of quilts. And, this year was no exception.

Sylvana Mason, who is a member of Cutting Edge and a member of Penarth Quilters had three pieces of work on display. This is one of them

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Plus, there were some fun quilts

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These postcard quilts particularly caught the eye…

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There were also some beautifully embroidered trees

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And a lovely old quilt to admire….

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Certainly well worth the visit and looking forward to next year already.

Giles Gallery Quilt Exhibition

Some members of Cutting Edge currently have some of their work exhibited in the Giles Gallery in Pontyclun. They include Brenda Miller, Sue Thomas, Isobelle Davies, Monica Dennis, Yvonne Davies, Jeannie Hainsworth Lamb and Sue Bowers.

Below is some of the work on show

Brendas quilt

Brebdas stained glass window

Jap Sue Thomas

Man in moon

books and fairy shoes

quilts

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The exhibition is on until 26 June and it is well worth a visit. There is also a new wool shop in Pontyclun, near the Bute Arms, which has a lovely selection of yarns.

And, if anyone has a stained glass window quilt they would like to submit for the St Pauls Church, Pontyclun 2015 Stained Glass Window Festival contact bethgilesgallery@yahoo.co.uk. The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th June between 12 midday and 5.00pm.

Embroiderers’ Guild South West Festival Day

Cotswold Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild are organising the Embroiderers’ Guild South West Festival Day on Saturday 18 April at the Thistle Hotel in Cheltenham.

The event is open to anyone interested in stitch and textile – not just EG members

There are two guest speakers:

Susan Kay-Williams CEO of the Royal School of Needlework who has a long standing interest in textiles – particularly in dyeing. The RSN has worked on everything from the wedding dress of the Duchess of Cambridge through to hangings for English heritage and now offer a BA degree programme, a diploma in technical hand embroidery, courses at 10 locations and regular exhibitions at Hampton Court Palace.

Chris Rider from the Midlands Textile Forum who is a textile artist and teacher who uses a variety of skills and media from felting, dyeing, printing through to hand and machine embroidery.

Plus traders selling speciality threads, silks & goldwork, hand dyed lace, buttons, ribbons and trims, Vintage themed sewing kits, beads & beading accessories, fabric, dyes, paints and other products for mixed media and textile work – and more.

In addition we have a raffle with some great prizes, Lucky Dip bags, members’ competition on the theme of ‘Festivals’ (come and vote for your favourite) see the display of work from the Young Embroiderers in the SW Region and other exhibits; and enjoy a 2 – course lunch in good company. The cost of the day is £28.00.

Booking information from: Val Turner on 01242 514898 or email: egswfestival@gmail.com