Category: Fabric painting

Dyeing to Get Going Again!

After the Christmas break there was a flurry of activity at Dyeing to Paint today. And, to kick start the day Fiona very kindly gave a demonstration of printing fabric with opaque fabric paints before overdyeing with Procion dyes. She showed some fabulous samples on both fabric and paper.

block printing before overdyeing

Overdyeing the block printing

And, before long there was a wonderful array of fabrics being hung up to dry….

Whilst this was going on others in the group were busy with their own projects.

Isobelle had been experimenting with eco-printing which gave some rather interesting images

Jan was trying out lino cutting and printing…..

Chris was doing a bit of drawing

Keris was stencilling elephants on fabric she had previously ice-dyed

Pat was transforming a lampshade that had been water damaged…..

Mary was trying out the Thermofax

And Glynis was enjoying her 70th birthday with some yummy choclate cake – Go Glynis!!!

Lots of wet procion dyed fabric was taken home and we look forward to seeing the results soon!

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Sea What You Can Achieve on a Wet & Windy Day!

On a wet and miserable day the mood was vibrant in St Hilary village hall with lots of experimenting going on….

Chris decided today was the day she created the design on her Dyeing to Paint apron – a sea themed effect which looks stunning and original. Loving the colour combination!

Caroline was busy experimenting with wooden print blocks and stencils …. and some plastic lace used as a stencil has great potential

Fiona was busy creating greenery on paper for a course that she is currently doing – and after seeing the procion overdyeing there was a request from members to try it out next time

Monica brought along pattern pieces of a denim bag that she is making so that she could stencil on to them

And then had a go with a new stencil – which proved to be popular

Monica’s steniclling

Keris’ stencilllimg

Another wonderful care free day of creating – what more could you ask for?

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!

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