Another busy day at Cutting Edge with plenty of projects on the go and some lovely pieces of finished work on show
Sally was focused on finishing her denim bag and keen to model it as a flak jacket in case she decides not to finish it! Wonderful shells appliqued on it
Kerry had finished her denim bag which features Spiderman
And being a Red Devil’s fan she had made some fabulous place mats
Glynis had been on a mission making bags – which as ever, were lovely
Ruth, who was making her first visit to the group was engrossed in beautiful crewel work
And Sheila’s family of animals is growing by the minute!
Salinder had finished a small wall hanging that she started at Dyeing to Paint – and which will be included in our forthcoming exhibition
Helen showed her completed giraffe quilt – lovely bright colours and as always beautifully finished
And Julie has been making in roads into the embroidered tablecloth – which is looking fabulous. She has taken it home again this month to continue embroidering the Welsh ladies. And we will be looking for more volunteers to continue the process next month.
We’re looking forward to seeing Fran’s next project completed – what a lovely dog!
Always a great variety of talent on show and always an enjoyable and fun day with lots of chatter and good humour. Well done folks – what a great team of ladies you make!
This month’s Cutting Edge was the usual frenzy of activity ranging from a focus on individuals current projects, an update on Make Do & Mend, the collection of more sanitary pads for India and the gathering in of the sea themed work for the exhibition. And. of course time for a chat and a cuppa to catch up!
Despite flagging with the tedium of sewing sanitary towels and bags some members had soldiered on and produced more – demonstrating what kind and generous a group we have.
After making a fantastic contribution Brenda handed back the table cloth that is being embroidered as part of the Make Do & Mend project – and Julie very kindly took it home to continue the work.
Rosie brought in the little pram that she had bought from Sally a few months ago – beautifully renovated and with a lovely little doll inside. We are sure that her grand children will love it! And, Sally was thrilled with the transformation.
Monica explained the process of making the denim bag to those attending the session on Friday
And some spent the day getting their bag panels ready…
Show and Tell was amazing – starting with a group photo of all those who had recently made the Beatle bag with Jan – absolutely fanbtastic!
And although Kerry had been away on holiday she had managed to make a cushion, a quilt and a lovely fabric mosaic wall hanging
Lesley Anne had been to a workshop at J&B Sewing in Cardiff where she had made some lovely greeting cards. She also made a card for some special friends
Lesley showed a top that she had made at a workshop
Pat was wearing a smart pair of espadrilles that she had made at a workshop in Cardiff- and surprise, surprise – they matched her bag!
Monica showed the latest page of her India book – which was a collage of a peacock made from silk waste. The photo of the peacock she took it from was taken at the Kew orchid festival in 2017 which was themed on India and the peacock at the festival was made from fresh orchids and greenery.
Truda showed a beautiful cushion that she had made from recycled fabric
Rosie showed a quilt that she had finished – started quite a while ago and then she decided she didn’t like the colours. Now it is completed she loves it!
And Caroline L’s quilt is a work of art – not yet completed but looking absolutely beautiful – all paper pieced!
Jaci showed the group a stunning little book that she had made with other members of the Beechwood Stitchers – of which she is a member
Fiona was busy stitching down her flowers….
and Julia was busy finishing a Hungry Caterpillar quilt for her little 2 year old grandchild
So…. a nothing out of the ordinary day!
On a wet and miserable day the mood was vibrant in St Hilary village hall with lots of experimenting going on….
Chris decided today was the day she created the design on her Dyeing to Paint apron – a sea themed effect which looks stunning and original. Loving the colour combination!
Caroline was busy experimenting with wooden print blocks and stencils …. and some plastic lace used as a stencil has great potential
Fiona was busy creating greenery on paper for a course that she is currently doing – and after seeing the procion overdyeing there was a request from members to try it out next time
Monica brought along pattern pieces of a denim bag that she is making so that she could stencil on to them
And then had a go with a new stencil – which proved to be popular
Another wonderful care free day of creating – what more could you ask for?
Cutting Edge sessions are always a busy affair and today was no exception.
Those around the table were busy working on various projects and catching up for a chat with friends. Brenda, Bridget and Carol were busy quilting..
Others were busy discussing a planned community war quilt. What colour fabrics, threads etc. How can we make the poppies? Liz seemed to have a plan…
And the Scan ‘n Cut and Sissix machines were available to play with!
Monica cut out some letters..
… and a seahorse which will be turned into a stamp block for an up and coming Dyeing to Paint workshop
She also showed the group a cushion that she had made using a Sissix machine die cut
Caroline was on a mission to finish some cushions that she plans to give to her Russian visitors who are coming next week
At Show and Tell Jan showed the group a denim bag that she had made for her sister. She embellished it with the most beautiful machine embroidery
Jeannie showed a stunningl quilt that she was completing
Brenda showed a stunning cross stitch that she had done of her grandchildren.
And Corrine showed a stitched picture that she had made at the recent Alison Moger workshop.
More photos of the work that was created at Alison Moger’s workshop can be viewed here
How lucky we are to have such a talented and friendly group to share our passion of sewing with!
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!