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?
A whole month has gone by in a flash and time to paint again today – what fun!
It was great to see a few of the group taking up the challenge to paint their new aprons – and there were some stunning results as you can see here…
Alongside the apron embellishment Keris was busy getting on with Christmas
Liz was busy working on some fabric that she had dyed last month and she was also having a go with the stencils
Jan was getting her head round a little screen kit she had bought at a recent quilt show
Sally was trying out some stamps that she had made….
Rosie, along with a few others, was on a card making mission
And Fiona was experimenting with Inktense blocks
Amidst the frenzy of activity there were a few took a break to view the St Hilary telephone box which has been decorated to commemorate the end of the First World War and it features felt poppies that were amde by CE memebrs for the WW1 quilt project!
Click here to read about the CE contribution to the 2018 Cowbridge Commemorations
As always, a great day with lots of creativity and good humour. Looking forward to next month already!
Today was the day the Sissix machines came out for their annual dusting to make festive Christmas cards.
And there were a very talented individuals from the group, and our vistor Karen focused on producing some amazing cards
Caroline used painted tissue, paint and embossing powder to give a wonderful glow to her cards
Corinne used painted paper, fabric, ribbon and embellishments …
And Liz used fabric that she had previously stamped at Dyeing to Paint as well as paper to make the lovely pinwheel. Liz also discovered that she rather liked the black card blanks!
Pat was inventive too – with organza on velvet for her Father Christmas, stencilled trees on fabric and glitter pipe cleaners
And Karen, along with a few others, who hadn’t done any Sissix cutting before – made some stunning cards
As always a wonderful relaxed day creating for Christmas whilst enjoying each others company – what more could you ask for!
Many thanks to Jan, Corinne and Keris for sharing their machines and die cuts
There was the usual buzz about the room at today’s meeting and some fabulous and colourful work displayed.
There was a lovely collection of quilts to view. Kerry’s was not only colourful but the quilting was amazing!
Caroline produced a lovely baby quilt to show and cushion covers that had recently been finished
And Carol’s quilt had an eyecatching design and colour combination
Frances’ quilt demonstrated a wondeful skill in crazy patchwork with dazzling colours and design
Marie Showed a fabulous cushion using quilt as you go
Hillary was busy on cross stitch
And Julie – embroidery. She had been experimenting embroidering on paper that she had made
Maggie was busy making a fabric book using linen and vintage fabrics with beautiful embroidered work
And Jan had completed a piece of work that she had created at last weeks Dyeing to Paint – a wall hanging for a small window – beautifully crafted using a variety of techniques
Corinne’s carrier for her red work had been made from a sample she made at a quilt show – encased in a beautiful contrasting batik fabric.
In addition to all this lovely wok the Project Linus quilt was finished off with a label attacjed to the back and Liz and Chris put the finishing touches to the Cowbridge Commemorative quilt which will go on display on 30 October
As always a fun day with lots of chatter and good humour!
As usual everyone came today with great ideas to create and it was without doubt a very productive day, with lots of plans for a sparkly Christmas!
Fran and Glynis were beavering away in the corner and Glynis was on a mission to try out the group stencils – to great effect – looking forward to seeing these fabulous printed fabrics in one of Glynis future pieces of work….
Fiona was focused on improving her skills with a gelli plate – and was making good headway
Caroline stencilled seed heads onto fabric and then overdyed it – looking forward to seeing the end result next time
Jan was busy making a curtain for a little window
and Pat was on a mission making fabric for Christmas cards….
As was Liz
Chris obviously has Christmas in mind too as she was busy making little robins
Monica created a Christmas tree stencil to try out – which proved to be popular
And then decided that her new Dyeing to Paint apron needed a makover to cover up the paint she had wiped over it – in error of course…
And was very pleased with the end result!
The rest of the group are planning to do theirs next month – no pressure girls – and thanks to Glynis for sharing the stencils!
As always a fun and relaxed day was had by all.
Yesterdays Cutting Edge session was the last one before the summer break and what a showstopper it was!
Hillary and Stephanie brought their work which will be hung in the Tapestri cafe exhibition
Pat brought a quilt that she had recently completed for her daughter who lives on a farm. She had been to J&B Sewing in Cardiff to long arm quilt it.
Jaci had been working on a challenge with four friends for quite a while. A brilliant idea and stunning results!
Jan showed work that her friend – who has recently passed away- had done. Jan taught her friend how to spin
Caroline was busy stringing fish together and making batik elephants to applique onto a quilt. The fish are made from fabric that Caroline dyed at Dyeing to Paint
Fiona showed a lovely cushion that she has recently completed – all machine quilted
Pat had been to a Susan Briscoe workshop and completed this beautiful little piece of work
Monica showed the crazy patchwork that she completed a while ago. It was supposed to be a needlecase but in Monica’s view is much more practical as a book cover!
And Sylvana was busy finishing off a quilt top
Amanda and Glynis had been busy making baby and children’s clothes that looked delightful
Lesley – Anne put out a call for hand made craft items for a Project Linus fundraising sale that is being held later in the year – these are few items that have already been donated
There is always fantastic camaraderie amongst members and it was lovely to see individuals helping out with various challenges that arose on current projects
Finally, we would like to congratulate Jeannie Duncan Farr, Pat Hixon and Helen Morgan who all have quilts featured in exhibitions…
Helen has a quilt being exhibited at a quilt show in Oregan, USA
Jeannie Duncan Farr and Pat Hixon have quilts being exhibited at the NEC Festival of Stitch
One of Jeannie’s quilts is also being featured in the Quilter’s Guild 2019 calendar!
Time for a short break. We resume in September and look forward to seeing more fabulous work from our members
There was much variety at today’s Dyeing to Paint session. We started with an ice dyeing session which is always great fun – apart from having to wait such a long time to see the results – i.e. waiting for the ice to melt!
Whilst waiting for the fabric to soak in the soda and for the ice making machine to make the ice there was much activity creating some wonderful pieces of fabric with the paint rollers……
and not forgetting a bit of procion fabric dyeing thrown in…..
And the prize for not wasting any paints and dyes goes to Fiona this month who created this fantastic piece of fabric by mopping up the excess of the tablecloth. So much potential for a fabulous piece of work which we look forward to seeing soon!
As always a great day and lovely that Rosie and Janet were able to join us – we hope that you enjoyed your day