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!
There is always something new to play with at Dyeing to Paint and today’s session was no exception. There were new Gelli plates, Pebeo paints and stencils which soon got snapped up by members of the group.
Jan was thrilled with the new Indian stencil and once she had mastered the application of the paints there was no stopping her!
Keris was also engrossed with the indian stencil and plans to use some her prints for a book cover that she is making.
Liz, Chris and Caroline were engrossed in making a daisy book wrap using the knowledge they had gained at the recent Angie Hughes workshop. There was a lot of muttering going on along the way though as no-one seemed to be able to remember how to apply the paint-but they were coming along nicely by the end of the day.
Fiona has moved swiftly from summer to Christmas. She cut the stencil for the green Christmas trees by hand and the snowflakes are printed from a stencil made on the scan ‘n cut machine.
The scan ‘n cut machine in recent months has been a bit of a nightmare, one way or another but today Monica, Corinne and Isobelle were thrilled that they were able to cut stamps from funky foam and stencils with mylar stencil sheets. The machine worked like a dream – probably something to do with the fact that Corinne has updated it and bought a new power lead. Fingers crossed that we won’t be disappointed next time.
Isobelle managed to try out one of the stencils on her gelli plate …
and created these wonderful prints with a potato masher and builders adhesive stickers!
Fran was busy dyeing and printing some wonderful pieces of fabric and she also brought her finished Daisy Book Wrap along to show the group. The centre image below is Frans fabric that she uses to soak up paint when she is working – how amazing – and colourful!
Corinne brought along a fabric mosaic picture that she has created which is beautiful
And Monica was seeking advice over a wallhanging that is work in progress. Thanks guys for all the useful comments!
We even managed to spare a little time to learn how to make fabric beads!
All in all, a great day of experimentation and innovation by a very talented group of people!
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!
A loose theme for today’s Dyeing to Paint session was to create something focused on the Seaside. But as ever, it was not obligatory and the results of the day were varied, interesting and creative.
After arriving keen to create shells, lobsters and crabs in textile paints Monica started the day by stencilling an elephant on some ice dyed fabric. The stencil was so irresistable it just had to be done!
She did focus on stencilling shells before being distracted once again by a hen stencil! So many goodies it is hard to resist.
Glynis also created hens.
Corinne brought along a couple of pieces of work in progress…..
Salinder was on a fishy mission as well!
Isobelle block printed a lovely sea horse – lots of sewing potential!
Whilst Hillary patiently cut freezer paper to make beach brolly stencils. So looking forward to seeing how it progresses onto the wonderful piece of fabric that she has painted.
Fiona experimented with a few different things – even snowflakes for Christmas!
And finally, we had another session ice dyeing – looking forward to seeing the results folks.
As always a lovely varied and creative day with lots of pieces of work begging to be developed! Well done averyone and thanks to everyone for sharing their resources.
17 June 2017