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!