Today, Cutting Edge member Fiona Ferguson very skillfully guided an enthusiastic group through the process of making a decorated zipped bag.
No sooner had she finished a short introduction and handed out instruction sheets there was a flurry activity to get going
And, Fiona was always on hand to help and advise….
which produced some very satisfying results!
Many thanks to Fiona for a lovely days sewing!
“Hooray! Went home with a completed project! Thanks Fiona, a productive and enjoyable day”. KerisX
“Thanks everyone for your help. Great day” Jess x
“What a fabulous way to spend a day – thanks Fiona et al” Caroline
“Thank you so much for such an enjoyable, fun and productive day. I really did have a great time with ladies who were incredibly welcoming and patient with my daft questions. I finished my bag as soon as I got home and am very pleased with it. I’ve already chosen my fabric for my second and better bag!” Mary – Anne
Not only was it a bright and sunny day outside today it was sunny all the way inside Ystradowen Village Hall where a small group of ‘flower girls’ beavered away to make fabric flowers
It is not clear what the discussion was here but could it be ‘is mine better than yours?’ – never!
And whilst it seemed that heads were down concentrating on the job in hand there was quite a bit of discussion going on about what could have been done instead of following the instructons. For instance –
Jan was heard to say ‘we could have used a glue gun!‘
Glynis commented that ‘we could have wrapped the stem in florist tape’
Jeannie thought it would be good ‘to wrap the stem with felt and use florists tape on top’
Jan – ‘how can you (w)rap without music?‘
Chris – ‘has anyone put the kettle on yet?‘
Helen – they would look good made in Liberty fabric
And Jan was horrifed when she found out she would have to HAND SEW!
So….. it seems that any future flowers will be constructed in a very different way!
All in all, a lovely cheery day – as you can see here
Hi thanks for a fun packed day, really great. Thanks again for giving up your day for the flower girls. Catherine
I thought it was a great day too and thank you for showing us all and updating the blog in such a fun way.😊👍🏻 Jan
Fab day, Monica, when I’d got myself organised! Thanks so much for sorting us out. Am determined to bring you a finished one for next week. Gilly
Today a small group of enthusiasts for all things sewing gathered to make fabric postcards. After a short introduction from our leader Catherine the sewing began!
Initially, it was very quiet – obvious concentration to prepare – and then it was a hive of activity!
And by the end of the day some very beautiful results. It’s amazing what you can do with all those little scraps of fabic that you squirrel away!
Well done everyone and many thanks to Catherine for such an enjoyable and fun day!
Jan Webster has created this wonderful beach hut postcard since the workshop
Feel free to send in any postcards that you have made since so that we can all enjoy them.
Today a merry band of stitchers explored a new technique which is bound to feature in future pieces of work. They spent the day painting bondaweb and then stitching into it – with some spectacular results.
After a short demonstration from Angie Hughes, who led the workshop, everyone got stuck into painting their bondaweb …. and then some found time for a chat while they were watching their paint dry!
Others took the opportunity to take advice from each other…
And, it wasn’t long before some wonderful pieces of work began to emerge.
This little piece of Monica’s will be turned into a needlecase soon!!!
We look forward to seeing the finished projects very soon!
On Saturday 10 October a small group of sewing enthusiastics met – on a mission to make a bag from recycled denim jeans.
The group were guided through the process by Sue Atkinson who had been given permission by Ineke Berlyn to use one of her designs.
After as short introduction there was a flurry of activity to get started…
And, by the end of the afternoon everyone was well on their way with the basic structure completed and plenty of embellishments in place.
And, there was much admiration over Jans use of a beautifully embroiderd pair of jeans that she had used….
Many thanks to Sue for such an enjoyable day!
And, hey presto – here is Jan’s finshed bag!
It might be the summer break but some of us just couldn’t resist spending a day making fabric landscapes under the expert guidance of Hilary Carney. And, what a fun and productive day it was too.
After a short introduction heads were down and everyone was off to a flying start…..
And, in spite of the few hiccups with vital equipment like extension leads, threads and even lunch left behind (left on the drive at home?) everyone managed to priduce some stunning pieces of work.
A Tuscan landscape in the making from Keris
Corinnes beautiful shaded mountains
A delicate touch from Fiona
Caroline’s very first attenpt at this kind of thing – I think she has been secretly practising to to produce such a wonderful piece of work.
And Stephanie has some interesting colours in her landscape. Can’t wait to see the finished piece
Monica based her piece of work on a photgraph of Loch Maree in Scotland….
Enid’s picture is of a view through a cave.
Jan based her landscape on a view of Ogmore by Sea where she lives – love the sheep and segulls Jan
And Catherine’s was doing some amazing stitching on her landscape which will certainly enhance her finished piece
The next challenge for those who are up for it is to create a fabric map of Wales….
No pressure girls!!!
A great day. many thanks to Hilary for doing such a wonderful job. Looking forward to seeing some fab finished pieces of work soon.