Some people just can’t resist the chance to sew when it comes along and today was no exception. It might be the summer break for Cutting Edge but a small group of members felt the urge to get together today to learn how to put piping on a cushion.
Chris guided the day with a great pack of instructions and samples and was on hand to give advice
And group members helped each other along the way
which resulted in a wonderful collection of cushions to show off at the end of the day!
Many thanks to Chris for her detailed preperation, expert guidance and support to help us achieve our aims!
Today we welcomed Alison Moger to lead us through a workshop to create pictures with scraps of fabric and machine stitch. And inspiration from seeing Alison’s work inspired those attending to produce some wonderful pieces of work which are showcased below….
A very enjoyable day which produced pieces of work to be proud of – well done everyone!
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!