Category: Fabric painting

Dyeing to Paint Again!

A whole month has gone by in a flash and time to paint again today – what fun!

It was great to see a few of the group taking up the challenge to paint their new aprons – and there were some stunning results as you can see here…

Alongside the apron embellishment Keris was busy getting on with Christmas

Liz was busy working on some fabric that she had dyed last month and she was also having a go with the stencils

Jan was getting her head round a little screen kit she had bought at a recent quilt show

Sally was trying out some stamps that she had made….

Rosie, along with a few others, was on a card making mission

And Fiona was experimenting with Inktense blocks

Amidst the frenzy of activity there were a few took a break to view the St Hilary telephone box which has been decorated to commemorate the end of the First World War and it features felt poppies that were amde by CE memebrs for the WW1 quilt project!

Click here to read about the CE contribution to the 2018 Cowbridge Commemorations

As always, a great day with lots of creativity and good humour. Looking forward to next month already!

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A Productive Day at Dyeing to Paint

As usual everyone came today with great ideas to create and it was without doubt a very productive day, with lots of plans for a sparkly Christmas!

Fran and Glynis were beavering away in the corner and Glynis was on a mission to try out the group stencils – to great effect – looking forward to seeing these fabulous printed fabrics in one of Glynis future pieces of work….

Fiona was focused on improving her skills with a gelli plate – and was making good headway

Caroline stencilled seed heads onto fabric and then overdyed it – looking forward to seeing the end result next time

Jan was busy making a curtain for a little window

and Pat was on a mission making fabric for Christmas cards….

As was Liz

Chris obviously has Christmas in mind too as she was busy making little robins

Monica created a Christmas tree stencil to try out – which proved to be popular

And then decided that her new Dyeing to Paint apron needed a makover to cover up the paint she had wiped over it – in error of course…

And was very pleased with the end result!

The rest of the group are planning to do theirs next month – no pressure girls – and thanks to Glynis for sharing the stencils!

As always a fun and relaxed day was had by all.

Dyeing To Be Noticed!

Well… today was a day to be noticed for our Dyeing to Paint members as they kicked off the new term with brand new aprons – how smart they look! And, lots of potential for customising them with some paint and print over the coming months.

Having had a summer break there was lots to talk about – our wonderfully successful exhibition in Swansea, holidays, family etc. etc. – along with a cuppa of course- so it was a while before anyone got down to the nitty gritty of putting the aprons to good use.

But Sally paved the way

And it wasn’t long before there was some wonderful pieces of work being created using stencils, thermofax screen prints and print blocks.

Then….. as if by magic it was Christmas!

Where did that year go?

Dyeing in the Sun

Yesterday was just perfect for trying out sun dyeing and members of the group were extremely pleased with the results they got from their efforts

We are not sure what Isobelle is going to do though with the mish mash of images she created i.e. potato masher, feet shapes and leaves??

In addition to the sun dyeing there was experimentation with new plastic moulded templates that we recently acquired, which gave some fab designs to work on

Caroline spent the whole day stencilling shells on tea towels with markel stiks. The towels are going to be prizes at next weeks St Hilary Bake Off competition

And Glynis was trying out some new stencils that she had bought

Monica seemed to be eager for autumn….

Tanya was very pleased with her attempt at tie dye. She achieved her pattern with polystyrene balls and elastic bands. There was a suggestion that she could show us all how to do it next time!

It was great to see that all this beautifully created fabric is being put to good use. Janet showed some cards that she had made from fabric she printed at the last session and Keris showed a beautiful sea horse that she had embroidered onto a piece of fabric that she had previosuly sundyed with salt

Her seahore will be exhibited in Tapestri cafe in August

We now have a break to enjoy the rest of the summer. We will be back in action again on the 6 September

Paint, Stencil & Print!

There was much variety at today’s Dyeing to Paint session. We started with an ice dyeing session which is always great fun – apart from having to wait such a long time to see the results – i.e. waiting for the ice to melt!

Whilst waiting for the fabric to soak in the soda and for the ice making machine to make the ice there was much activity creating some wonderful pieces of fabric with the paint rollers……

print blocks…….

stencils….

Thermofax screens……

and not forgetting a bit of procion fabric dyeing thrown in…..

And the prize for not wasting any paints and dyes goes to Fiona this month who created this fantastic piece of fabric by mopping up the excess of the tablecloth. So much potential for a fabulous piece of work which we look forward to seeing soon!

As always a great day and lovely that Rosie and Janet were able to join us – we hope that you enjoyed your day

Busy Painting Bondaweb

At yesterday’s Dyeing to Paint session we experimented with painting bondaweb which was used to create some small pieces of work to be enhanced with free machine embroidery.

After a good scrunch the bondaweb was painted – many with metallic acrylics. It was then chopped and applied to a felt or fabric to make an abstract work of art. Some also applied sweet papers and foil to give a bit of extra shimmer!

Alison

All that was left to do then was to take it home, cover it with organza and apply some free machine embroidery to finish it off. Salinder is already on the case!

In addition to an abstract Sally created some beautiful fish with her bondaweb

Whilst many were beavering away on the bondaweb others were experimenting with procion dyes and Fiona was busy working with Indian print blocks which were looking fab

Looking forward to seeing some finished pieces soon!

Going with The Flow…..

There was no specific theme to today’s Dyeing to Paint which meant that there was a blank canvas for creativity – and as ever, there were some amazing pieces of work produced.

Fiona brought along some wonderful postcards that she had made for the Tapestri cafe exhibition

And, having exhausted the sea theme she is moving on to experimenting with other ideas. She printed and stencilled on this piece of fabric and over dyed with procion dye which produced a vibrant piece of fabric

Monica also had a go with procion dye. this piece was first stencilled with opaque fabric paint and then overdyed with procion dye


Jan was busy experimenting with a Gelli plate

and had some beautiful pieces of fabric that she had printed on the computer from photos. They will look amazing when they have been stitched into – watch this space!

She is also busy making a collage and after chatting with isobelle she has backed her paper photos with vilene -which has enabled her to stitch and complete her project – well done both – great collaboration and sharing of knowledge and skills.

Liz brought along a piece of work that she has recently completed. It was started when we bought the Wendy Dolan textured landscape book and she has certainly done herself proud with this finished piece. It will certainly be included in the Tapestri cafe exhiibition!

Today she painted a wonderful piece of fabric and a fishy piece!

Sally also printed some amazing fish with a hand made stencil

Keris had bought some die cuts on her recent travels which she was determined to make work on fabric – which turned out to be a success.The neat cut was achieved by applying heat and bond to the back of the fabric before putting it through the Sissix machine

Fran was busy drawing poppies…..

And Glynis was producing some beautiful flowers

We also welcomed two special visitors today. Alison joined us to have a go and did a grand job experimenting with the paints…. and the hairdryer!

And baby Digby dropped by to say hello! Having parents as artists he was more than intrigued with what was going on!

As ever, a brilliant day of creativity and banter. Looking forward to more of the same next month.