Today group members gathered to make fabric postcards for our forthcoming exhibition at the Tapestri Cafe, Swansea which is being held between 10th and 24th August. The exhibition is part of the 2018 Swansea Festival of Stitch
There was swathes of fabric to choose from, embellishments and most of all heaps of skill and enthusiasm to produce some beautiful postcards to reflect life on the life on the ocean waves, or on the beach.
In fact there was so much enthusiasm there is likley to be more lovely postcards to come …..so watch this space!
Great wook everyone – well done!
Today was the first day of our fabric journal workshop which was expertly facilitated by Robi Thomas from Swansea. Robi is one of the key organisers of the Swansea Festival of Stitch, an event not to be missed.
Robi brought a selection of her books for inspiration and to understand what was needed, which helped to get people going
And it wasn’t long before there were some beautiful creations emerging with a variety of themes….
And by the end of the day there was a wonderful selection of work in progress to share
Still a long way to go before the finished articles appear – but judging by today’s efforts it will certainly be worth the wait. Watch this space!
Today we held a day for members to create a table decoration for the festive season – or otherwise, depending on what you would like to use it for?
The day started well with heads down and an eagerness to get going – and before long there was a complaint that the noise from the machines made it difficult to have a chat??!
Despite the noise there was a lot of chatter and time to wander round to see what everyone was up to….
And, by the end of the day there were some beautiful completed table decorations
This could be the ?third wreath that Liz has made and it looks stunning.
Some however,appeared to be heading for another use…..
Glynis thought she could wear hers for her son’s wedding?
Lesley though she would put herself forward to be Santa’s Little Helper
And Monica just thought she would like a glitsy hat for Christmas….
All we are short of now is a lampshade and a Christmas tree skirt
It was brilliant that so many were completed and the rest are not far off completion – well done everyone. We look forward to seeing them soon!
All that’s left is to say a huge thank you to Liz and Corinne for giving their time so generously to make it such an enjoyable day!
Today we welcomed Textile Artist Angie Hughes to our small but perfectly formed group to show us how to make a lovely little daisy bookwrap.
She shared lots of useful tips and techniques throughout the day that many were planning to use on future projects – even how to watch paint dry!
But, by the end of the day there were some wonderful pieces of work emerging…
Fiona added some ‘glamour glitter’ to her book
Jan added some colourful ideas to her book
Monica embellished her book with hot fix diamante which seems to have worked well
Jaci used a triangle punch to make bunting
And Corinne and Keris nearly finished their books – just a little more embellishment I suspect!
Obviously to do with the photographer’s eye but there seemed to be a lot of ironing going on? Not sure there would be so much enthusiasm for the domestic ironing chores at home….
A lovely relaxing and focused day for one and all – and a huge thank you to Angie!
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