It was a quiet day at Cutting Edge today with a number of people on holiday but there was still a wonderful array of work to be admired.
Gilly and Sally spent the day together creating and chatting to their hearts content. And by the end of the day Sally had made two bags.
Corinne was proud of a tea cosy she had knitted – and rightly so!
She showed the group a small wall hanging that she had completed. She painted and stamped the fabric at Dyeing to Paint and then finished it off with hand and machine embroidery.
And Stephanie was working on a piece that she started at Dyeing to Paint
Jaci was on a mission making spec holders – great idea and so practical!
Marie showed a lovely wall hanging and two bibs that she had recently completed.
And Keris was busy doing a red work picture for one of her grand children
Steph, a new visitor to the group showed a beautiful bead bracelet that she had made.
Amanda was busy finishing a hexagon quilt – lovely colours!
And Chric M. seems to have moved on from teddies to bunnies – beautiful!
As well as group members we welcomed 4 visitors to the group. Jaci McQuillan, Caroline Leonard and Amanda Randall made a return visit and we welcomed Steph Smith for the first time. We hope they had an enjoyable day and we look forward to seeing them again soon
Another wonderful day at Cutting Edge! As ever members were on a mission to start a new project or complete something they had begun earlier.
Chris Dobson was making a pebble cushion
similar to one she had made earlier….
Chris had also made two beautiful sea side themed cushions. The centre pieces were stencilled at a Dyeing to Paint session.
Caroline was busy cutting a Welsh lady out to applique onto a cushion – and was using one of Chris’ cushions to work out the size
Marie was busy putting a quilt together …
and finding the time to have a well earned chat with Hillary
Lesley was engrossed in cutting out a flying geese border for a table runner
Sue Thomas was finishing off a quilt and showed a beautiful dragonfly quilt that she has recently completed
Sylvana was in the process of binding a cute owl quilt which is a hoot!
Jane was also making a children’s quilt with novelty fabric
Liz showed a cushion that she had made. The Dragon was cut out on the scan and cut machine and then appliqued to the fabric
And Gilly modelled a Japanese Folded apron that she had made with a Janet Clare pattern
Monica showed some crazy patchwork that she had done at a recent workshop in Swansea
And she had also made a crazy patchwork cushion with silk fabrics
and a pineapple cushion from a panel that she had stencilled and painted at Dyeing to Paint
What a very talented group of people – well done everyone!
At this month’s Cutting Edge session a number of members were busy making a Christmas tree wall hanging ready to hang over the festive season. And whilst everyone was using the same pattern they were all looking very different.
Hillary had reshaped hers from a long rectangle to a square which looked very effective.
Sandra had used green silk and was at the stage of adding her gold diamante which she discovered was quite challenging – and frustating at times – but she persevered and it looks stunning
Chris was busy sewing down the farbric swirls on her tree ….
and Liz was adding the diamante
Lesley was a little frustrated that her bondaweb wouldn’t adhere to her fabric – but kept smiling!
By the end of the day there were a few completed trees – fabulous
And, whilst Dilys wasn’t able to join us today she was busy at home completing her tree!
We wish Dilys a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her at the next meeting
Whilst some were busy ‘doing trees’ others were busy sewing and catching up on the gossip
And, as usual there were some wonderful pieces of work to share at show and tell
Chris had made some fun cushions for grand children using fabric that she had painted at Dyeing to Paint. It was great to see the hand painted fabric being used.
Corinne shared a beautiful embroidered wreath that she had completed
Helen had been to France on a Sheena Norquay course and showed the pieces that she had made there
And Hilary showed everyone a little angel that she had made.
We were pleased to welcome Marie Austin as a new member of the group. Marie was busy making a quilt for her sister.
As ever, a productive day and we look forward to seeing more of the Christmas wallhangings completed in the weeks to come.
P.S Hillary has finished her tree – it looks amazing!
Well, Dyeing to Paint today was certainly interesting and productive with a variety of activities going on. Some continued working on last month’s theme of Autumn. Isobelle had started to put together an autumnal wall hanging and was busy making leaves for it.
Monica was on a mission to paint fabric and card for Christmas cards which soon captured other people’s interest
Keris produced some lovely fabric that we suspect will feature in Christmas cards soon….
Corinne was working along the same lines colouring card and a music sheet
and Liz turned her fabric green!
Liz and Jan also started a craze with the Sissix machine using some of the painted card to cut out stags heads and Christmas trees. Jan was busy cutting out bunting shapes and letters and showed that it was possible to cut out fabric with a small die. Well done Jan.
And Isobelle finished the afternoon off by experimenting with embossing powder to enhance a card design.
So many things going on and so many ideas for the Sissix Day on 19 October! We are going to have so much fun!!!!
We need to think about a washing line for next month though. Our current drying facilities aren’t going to work so well in the winter!
Dyeing to Paint was underway again after the summer break and there was an eagerness to get going on creating. As ever there were some amazing results.
The recently purchased print blocks and paints were popular and resulted in various pieces of work containing acorns, seed heads and poppy seed heads
Liz was on a mission with them
and Fiona created a wonderful fabric landscape by first dyeing her fabric them overprinting with the new blocks
Isobelle experimented with the transfer art paints (TAP) to good effect
And Hillary painted with the TAP paints and transferred her image onto a small canvas which looked amazing
Glynis made a print block using a geranium leaf. Love the colours Glynis.
and a number of people created pieces with Glynis’ flower stencil. Lots of potential here for some fancy stitching!
and Stephanie had a beautiful piece of fabric created using painted bondaweb
Finally, Salinder showed some cards that she had made using used tea bags, a little paint and some machine embroidery.
Looking forward to seeing some beautiful finished pieces soon!
It might have been raining out but it was sunny inside with members managing to work on their latest project whislt having a good chat.
Consequently, there was much to share at Show & Tell
Lesley Anne had made a beautiful sashiko bag from a kit that she bought on a recent trip to the Malvern Quilt Show
Chris had been making progress on work that she started at Dyeing to Paint and the recent Hilary Beattie workshop. This is a landscape featuring a windmill which she is doing from a photo that she took on holiday. The windmills sails have been created using golden thread paper – and they look amazing!
Chris couldn’t decide what to do with this piece because the flowers weren’t prominent as she had hoped. But, with a little machine embroidery they are beginning to come to life
Fiona showed a lovely little needlecase that she has made for her daughter in Australia
Marie showed the group some quilts that she is making for charity
And she is making this special memory quilt for her mum
Salinder was busy putting a hanging sleeve on this quilt
And had made this wonderful bag
Sylvana had just finished binding this quilt
And Brenda showed a bag that she had made for carrying quilt blocks. Apparently she has one to match every outfit!
Helen is busy finishing this quilt for an exhibition. She only started it 10 years ago and needs to complete it by July – go for it Helen!
Glynis is making this piece of work under the guidance of Virgina Hole
Stephanie shared two pieces of work that she had done and won a prize for at the Malvern Quilt Show
Well done Stephanie – they are beautiful
And Jan wanted to show everyone the little art quilt that she has made from fabrics that she dyed at the Hilary Beattie workshop
And last but not least Gilly brought a chair?
Takes all sorts as they say!
Many thanks to Chris and Jan for their donation of raffle prizes
Great day, great fun. Looking forward to more of the same soon!
This month a small but perfectly formed group gathered to paint. The sun was shining and with some new tools acquired from the Hilary Beattie workshop a good day was had by all.
Keris and Corinne had a go with the rollergraph and were pleased with the borders that they were able to create.
And Chris had a go with stencils …..
as did everyone else!!!
There was even discussion around turning experimental pieces into collage pieces so watch this space!!!!