Category: Fabric painting

On a Mission to Paint!

Spring was in the air today which seemed to inspire everyone to get going with their painting projects.

We welcomed Marie and Carol for the first time and were pleased to see that they were enjoying the experience. After trying out fabric dyeing they settled down with Hillary to experiment with the markel sticks

Carol, Hillary and Marie

Carol, Hillary and Marie

Carol's stencilling

Carol’s stencilling

Marie's stencilling

Marie’s stencilling

Hillary Hill

Hillary Hill

We also welcomed another new recruit – our youngest ever – 2 year old Lydia is an artist in the making!

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Salinder was busy colouring fabric ready to create a landscape and also created a wonderful image with a stencil

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Corinne created a beautiful image that she plans to turn into a picture for a newly decorated bedroom

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Glynis beavered away in the corner and produced a wonderful fish designed fabric

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Chris used transfer art paints to create a lobster which we suspect will feature in her new holiday home.

Chris Dobson

Chris Dobson

Isobelle showed a book that she had created after following a Linda Kemshall tutorial

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Jan produced a beautiful delicate elephant print

Jan Webster

Jan Webster

Fiona brought some pieces of work that she had machine embroidered – which were delightful.

Fiona Brook

Fiona Brook

And she painted a new piece that no doubt wll be worked on further

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Monica brought along a border that she had machined embroidered onto hand dyed fabric.

Monica Dennis

Monica Dennis

She also showed a book cover that she had made by upcycling an antimacasser which had been hand dyed with procion dyes and embroidered with daffodils – very apt for St David’s Day yesterday!

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Monica was also focused on painting pineapples. She used the Scan and Cut machine to make a stencil and then used markel sticks to transfer the image onto fabric

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As ever a very productive day – well done everyone!

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A Frenzy of a Paint Day!

As ever, after the usual catch up over coffee, there was a great flurry of activity to create and experiment with various paint mediums.

At last month’s meeting there was a suggestion that some might like to create some folk art. Monica had downloaded some images and made stencils with freezer paper and Jan didn’t hesitate to get stuck in to have a go with great results

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We look forward to seeing her beautiful image as a finished piece of work.

Ann was busy stencilling a delicate design on some fabric that she had dyed

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and helped Salinder with her fabric dyeing

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Chris was busy developing on a sea theme – and created these beautiful images after making stencils from freezer paper and colouring with markel sticks

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Caroline busied herself experimenting with inktense sticks creating a lovely piece of fabric

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And even had time to chat with Fiona who was taking a break from fabric dyeing and stencilling

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At the end of the day Fiona had produced a wonderful image with fabric dye and markel sticks

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Keris was busy embellishing a book cover ready for her next trip abroad – and very nice it looks too!

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And Isobelle brought along a beautiful autumnal wall hanging that she had made using transfer art paints

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Yet another action packed day – looking forward to next month already!

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

Jan, Chris and Liz

Jan, Chris and Liz

Merry Christmas from Dyeing to Paint!

Today we had our final session before the Christmas break and as well as enjoying some creativity with our various resources we enjoyed lunch in front of a log fire!!!

Stephanie was focused on creating a wreath for Christmas and it didn’t take long to see how it would take shape

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Once again the bark roller was popular and after dyeing her fabric Fiona was busy applying a coat of white bark which had lots of potential for development.

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Monica had bought a mitten Christmas decoration because she liked the design and wondered whether it would give a good print. It didn’t take long to find out and there were plenty of suggestions about how it could be used to make advent calendar bunting etc….

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Monica tried out a new stencil and was very pleased with the result….

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And it was wonderful to see how Corinne had turned her sample pieces into a delightful wall hanging of autumn colours

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Hillary also brought a small Christmas wall hanging that she had recently completed. Beautifully finished and when she was asked where she got the pattern from she replied – it was a picture in a children’s colouring book!

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After a hard mornings work it was only right that we all enjoyed lunch, mulled wine and mince pies in front of a log fire

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Merry Christmas!

Free Range Painting

Unusually, today’s Dyeing to Paint was held in Ystradowen Village Hall which mant that there was no going back if any resources were forgotten. So….. there was virtually everything the group owned available to tinker with, and tinker they did!

Monica and Hillary started off experimenting with the new embossing powders and Christmas stencil with some good results.

Hillary's Trees on fabric

Hillary’s Trees on fabric

Monica tried the stencil on fabric and card and Jan cut a tree on her Sissix machine and Monica then added a small glittery tree in the centre

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And….. the main learning point from this exercise was that if you get distracted you might scorch your fabric – hey ho.

After a coffee and a chat Caroline was absorbed with print blocks……

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As were Salinder and Keris

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Keris also printed some beautiful leaves with leaves that she had picked up from Cardiff yesterday

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Corinne was busy embellishing a wall hanging that she started at a previous session – which looks beautiful

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And she even got time to have a go at the linocut printing

Jan had a productive day with her Sissix machine

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And Isobelle played around with her glue gun and the heat gun

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Chris was quietly engrossed in making labels for the many Christmas presents she will be giving. She was also enjoying the embossing powders and the Wow pen for text

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Monica’s main focus of the day was printing with a linocut that she had recently made. There were samples in card and fabric

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In fact, some of her samples were soon turned into Christmas cards

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And finally, Hillary had been beavering away at home to finish her Chistmas Tree wall hanging – how smart is that!!!

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So much enjoyment and looking forward to the next session already!

Getting Ready for the Festive Season

At this month’s Cutting Edge session a number of members were busy making a Christmas tree wall hanging ready to hang over the festive season. And whilst everyone was using the same pattern they were all looking very different.

Hillary had reshaped hers from a long rectangle to a square which looked very effective.

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Sandra had used green silk and was at the stage of adding her gold diamante which she discovered was quite challenging – and frustating at times – but she persevered and it looks stunning

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Chris was busy sewing down the farbric swirls on her tree ….

Chris and Keris

Chris and Keris

and Liz was adding the diamante

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Lesley was a little frustrated that her bondaweb wouldn’t adhere to her fabric – but kept smiling!

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By the end of the day there were a few completed trees – fabulous

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And, whilst Dilys wasn’t able to join us today she was busy at home completing her tree!

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We wish Dilys a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her at the next meeting

Whilst some were busy ‘doing trees’ others were busy sewing and catching up on the gossip

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And, as usual there were some wonderful pieces of work to share at show and tell

Chris had made some fun cushions for grand children using fabric that she had painted at Dyeing to Paint. It was great to see the hand painted fabric being used.

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Corinne shared a beautiful embroidered wreath that she had completed

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Helen had been to France on a Sheena Norquay course and showed the pieces that she had made there

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And Hilary showed everyone a little angel that she had made.

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We were pleased to welcome Marie Austin as a new member of the group. Marie was busy making a quilt for her sister.

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As ever, a productive day and we look forward to seeing more of the Christmas wallhangings completed in the weeks to come.

P.S Hillary has finished her tree – it looks amazing!

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On a Mission for Christmas!

Well, Dyeing to Paint today was certainly interesting and productive with a variety of activities going on. Some continued working on last month’s theme of Autumn. Isobelle had started to put together an autumnal wall hanging and was busy making leaves for it.

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Monica was on a mission to paint fabric and card for Christmas cards which soon captured other people’s interest

Monica's card

Monica’s card

Keris produced some lovely fabric that we suspect will feature in Christmas cards soon….

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Corinne was working along the same lines colouring card and a music sheet

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and Liz turned her fabric green!

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Liz and Jan also started a craze with the Sissix machine using some of the painted card to cut out stags heads and Christmas trees. Jan was busy cutting out bunting shapes and letters and showed that it was possible to cut out fabric with a small die. Well done Jan.

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And Isobelle finished the afternoon off by experimenting with embossing powder to enhance a card design.

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So many things going on and so many ideas for the Sissix Day on 19 October! We are going to have so much fun!!!!

We need to think about a washing line for next month though. Our current drying facilities aren’t going to work so well in the winter!

Corinne and Chris

Corinne and Chris