Today’s CE session was mainly focused on yuletide festivities with a yummy Christmas lunch provided by group members. As usual there was a wonderful variety of delicious dishes to enjoy.
We also has delicious mulled wine prior to lunch which was lovingly prepared by our domestic goddess Sandra.
Before lunch however, there was lots of chatter and some even managed to catch up on a bit of sewing.
And we also had some show and tell projects to enjoy
Amanda brought a Christmas sack and stocking that she had recently made at a Sew Lovely workshop in Penarth and a lovely stitched piece of work that she had completed.
Jane showed a pretty quilt top that she had made
The day finished with a surprise package from Secret Santa with lots of good wishes
Thank you to everyone who contributed to lunch and helped make the day so enjoyable
Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
It was a busy day at Cutting Edge today not only sewing wise but welcoming guests who dropped in to see what we get up to. And the great news is that we have welcomed four of them as new members! They are:
-Janet Green and
-Frances Folley who has previosuly been a regular member of Dyeing to Paint. It is great that she is back now she has retired.
Whilst there were various projects on the go there was a distinct feeling that Christmas was in the air.
Dilys and Liz had their heads down most of the day making a Christmas table decoration as they weren’t able to get to the members day last week.
Whilst others showed off ones they had completed
Hillary showed everyone a beautiful little Christmas quilt that she had made
Corinne had made a beautiful Christmas tree out of Suffolk puffs
And Jane had been busy making some lovely little Christmas decorations
Other work that attracted attention was Pat’s bargello quilt which is near completion
Lesley’s autumn leaves quilt and fabric dog collar
Salinder’s completed pink quilt
Monica’s wrap which she forgot to model during morning prayers!
And Stephanie brought some of her coastal quilts to show – which will be fab for our exhibition next year
These two quilts won an award at a quilt show
And as if this was not enough we have received all the Project linus blocks back – THANK YOU so much everyone for generously giving your time. All that's left to do now is to sew it up!
Another busy day with lots of chatter and sharing of knowledge and skills – well done folks!
Today’s Dyeing to Paint was, as ever busy with a variety of resources being used to try out new techniques.
Isobelle was experimenting with her gelli plate
and Glynis was creating a sunny picture – love the figures Glynis!
Others tried out the new Thermofax screen to create shell images
And there were some beautiful sea landscapes created
Meanwhile, Sally was getting ahead of herself ready for Christmas!
and Liz and Corinne were busy getting the Bosal ready for next weeks members day
Another happy day in the land of creativity. Well done folks!
Today’s session was, as usual busy, with members paying subscriptions and booking into workshops. And there was no shortage of nimble fingers busy creating alongside lots of chatter.
First off it was lovely to be able to welcome Jaci McQuillan, Amanda Randall and Caroline Leonard as new members to the group. We also welcomed Julie and Jane as guests for the day. We hope they enjoyed their visit.
It was great to see so many Project Linus blocks either being sewn together or handed in as they were completed. Many thanks to those who have given their time and skill.
And whilst on the topic of Project Linus Jeannie showed two beautiful quilts that she had made for the charity.
Liz was busy preparing for Friday’s community sewing session in the Lesser Hall, Cowbridge. And, Truda was a great fount of knowledge and wisdom to call upon.
Chris was busy adding the finishing touches to a daisy bookwrap that she recently made at Dyeing to Paint
and others brought their book completed wraps along to show. Apologies to those of you who were missed off the photo call!
Truda showed a lovely little book cover that she made earlier – twenty years earlier in fact!
Caroline showed a quilt a ‘pink themed’ quilt that she had made
and this is Jane’s first attmept at a quilt – wonderful colours Jane!
Amanda had made a lovely advent calendar
Fran shared a picture she had made at a recemt Hilary Beattie workshop
and Helen had been busy making baby clothes which will soon be winging their way to Australia. Such talent in the group – it is incredible!
Last but not least we said our farewells to Gilly who is moving to Cambridgeshire which she assures us is sadly lacking in sewing groups! We will all miss her cheery outlook and incredible sewing skills and wish her well in her new life.
Jan most of all will miss Gilly but Gilly assures us that Jan is on the way to being a whizz at skyping!
Another great day, with many more to come!
The September CE meeting was a busy one as it was the start of a new year’s sewing. Liz was at the helm collecting membership renewal fees and sharing news with members….
….whilst other members rallied round to help
Corinne encouraged people to make a block for the Project Linus quilt and was pleased that virtually all of the blocks had been taken. Plus a number have already been returned.
There was also great enthusiasm to make the table decoration on members day which is schedued for 7 November.
Glynis brought her copy of Patchwork & Quilting Magazine along to show members the article about our WW1 quilts which is rather impressive. Well done to everyone involved.
And, as ever there was plenty of completed work to show
A tiny teddy made by Lesley Anne – her first attempt and it looks fab!
Marie and Sally showed quilts they had completed
Gilly and Dilys had made beautiful whole cloth cushions and dressed accordingly to complement the colours of them!
And Corinne and Keris showed cushions that had been recently completed.
Jan seems to have moved into specialising in feet but thankfully not the human variety!
All in all a colourful day with lots to look forward to in coming months. WHow lucky we are to have such talented people in our group.
Many thanks to Caroline for being chief photographer for the day!
Dyeing to Paint members don’t normally meet in August because there is the myth that everyone is away on holiday?
Not true because today eleven eager members turned up ready and eager to create!
Still popular was the ice-dyeing.
Many thnaks to Caroline for replenishing the ice supply at short notice!
A wealth of other resources were also being used, including some lovely stencils that Fiona brought along and shared.
These are Caroline’s pieces of work – always full of vibrant colour – beautiful!
Seedheads were popular. Jan stencilled hers in a subtle shade – they are just waiting for some creative stitch Jan.
Isobelle tried out the seed heads as well and then produced a lovely piece of fabric using the rollergraph.
Isobelle also brought along a mosaic fabric seahorse that she is making and will look stunning when it is finished.
And, Fiona brought along two wonderful wall hangings that she had made using the seed head stencil. Love the holographic threads that were used.
Apologies to Fiona as these photos don’t do her work justice!
Fran was busy using her gelli plates and produced this amazing piece of work
Monica was busy trying, not too successfuly at times, to stencil shells onto a piece of previously dyed fabric. Many thanks to Isobelle, Jan and Hillary for their pearls of wisdom – always a winner!
And Glynis brought two completed pieces of work that will be used for our stand at the Ystradowen Village Hall day on 16 September
Glynis also brought her sister in law with her today and how artistic is she! Look at this beautiful picture she created. We hope you have a lovely day Vivienne and thank you for your company.
As ever, a busy and creative day interspersed with lots of chatter and banter – an ideal recipe for fun.
There was much to admire today at Cutting Edge. Corinne, Keris, Fran and Jan were keen to show off the quilts they had made on Friday at a Gail Lowther workshop – and stunning they were too!
And it is important to mention here that Jan used some of the fabric that she had dyed at last week’s DtP session. They do look rather stunning – well done Jan!
Brenda and Truda were busy working on current projects. Brenda was reaching the end of sttiching a whole cloth quilt – her 5th! Truda was working on a beautiful cross stitch. She was very expertly creating it with silks from her stock in an effort to use them up and she was using 26 count linen!!!!
Glynis brought along a quilt she started in 2006. After recently completing it she has had it long arm quilted. She also brought along a quilt that she has recently made and machine quilted hereself – quite the expert! Obviously with time on her hands she had also produced a lovely bag
Hillary brought along three pieces of work. Chives painted with a toilet roll on hand dyed fabric – which look fab. She stencilled flowers onto another piece and hand embroidered them and she showed some parasols which she stencilled onto fabric using freezer paper – very cheerful and summery!
Salinder brought two beautiful quilts that she made a few years ago – giving a seaside theme with lighthouses on them…
She also showed the results of her ice dyeing and a piece of work in progress
and Gilly showed a quilt that she is completing and which has been beautifully quilted by a long arm quilter in Chepstow.
A wonderful show of talent – well done everyone. Looking forward to more of the same after the summer.
And great to see that some of the hand dyed fabrics and being used!