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Paint, Stencil & Print!

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……

print blocks…….


Thermofax screens……

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


August Blues, Pinks, Red, Yellow, Gold………

Dyeing to Paint members don’t normally meet in August because there is the myth that everyone is away on holiday?

Not true because today eleven eager members turned up ready and eager to create!

Still popular was the ice-dyeing.


Many thnaks to Caroline for replenishing the ice supply at short notice!

A wealth of other resources were also being used, including some lovely stencils that Fiona brought along and shared.

These are Caroline’s pieces of work – always full of vibrant colour – beautiful!

Seedheads were popular. Jan stencilled hers in a subtle shade – they are just waiting for some creative stitch Jan.

Isobelle tried out the seed heads as well and then produced a lovely piece of fabric using the rollergraph.

Isobelle also brought along a mosaic fabric seahorse that she is making and will look stunning when it is finished.

And, Fiona brought along two wonderful wall hangings that she had made using the seed head stencil. Love the holographic threads that were used.

Apologies to Fiona as these photos don’t do her work justice!

Fran was busy using her gelli plates and produced this amazing piece of work

Monica was busy trying, not too successfuly at times, to stencil shells onto a piece of previously dyed fabric. Many thanks to Isobelle, Jan and Hillary for their pearls of wisdom – always a winner!

And Glynis brought two completed pieces of work that will be used for our stand at the Ystradowen Village Hall day on 16 September

Glynis also brought her sister in law with her today and how artistic is she! Look at this beautiful picture she created. We hope you have a lovely day Vivienne and thank you for your company.

As ever, a busy and creative day interspersed with lots of chatter and banter – an ideal recipe for fun.

By The Sea Fabric Painting

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

Corinne’s Ice Dteing

On a Mission to Paint!

Spring was in the air today which seemed to inspire everyone to get going with their painting projects.

We welcomed Marie and Carol for the first time and were pleased to see that they were enjoying the experience. After trying out fabric dyeing they settled down with Hillary to experiment with the markel sticks

Carol, Hillary and Marie

Carol, Hillary and Marie

Carol's stencilling

Carol’s stencilling

Marie's stencilling

Marie’s stencilling

Hillary Hill

Hillary Hill

We also welcomed another new recruit – our youngest ever – 2 year old Lydia is an artist in the making!


Salinder was busy colouring fabric ready to create a landscape and also created a wonderful image with a stencil


Corinne created a beautiful image that she plans to turn into a picture for a newly decorated bedroom


Glynis beavered away in the corner and produced a wonderful fish designed fabric


Chris used transfer art paints to create a lobster which we suspect will feature in her new holiday home.

Chris Dobson

Chris Dobson

Isobelle showed a book that she had created after following a Linda Kemshall tutorial


Jan produced a beautiful delicate elephant print

Jan Webster

Jan Webster

Fiona brought some pieces of work that she had machine embroidered – which were delightful.

Fiona Brook

Fiona Brook

And she painted a new piece that no doubt wll be worked on further


Monica brought along a border that she had machined embroidered onto hand dyed fabric.

Monica Dennis

Monica Dennis

She also showed a book cover that she had made by upcycling an antimacasser which had been hand dyed with procion dyes and embroidered with daffodils – very apt for St David’s Day yesterday!


Monica was also focused on painting pineapples. She used the Scan and Cut machine to make a stencil and then used markel sticks to transfer the image onto fabric


As ever a very productive day – well done everyone!


Elephant Cushion

Chris Dobson has sent a photo of a cushion that she has recently completed which is awesome! She painted the elephant at one of her very first Dyeing to Paint days – using Transfer Art Paimts. And, before she made it into this lovely cushion she did a bit of free machine embroidery on it.

Chris Dobson Cushion

It is certainly something to be proud of!

There’s No Rest For The Wicked!

Never bored Cutting Edge members excelled themselves today.

As well as having a Japanese Folded Patchwork workshop running in the little room

Japanese folded patchwork workshop

there was all sorts of things going on in the main hall.

We heard barely a peep from Pat who was totally engrossed in drawing up a design on her wholecloth quilt.

Pat quilt

Hilary taught Hillary how to make a tree out of a magazine.

paper tree

And them went on to demonstrate paper printing so that people could make their own Christmas wrapping paper.

Hilary papermaking

It wasn’t long before people were getting hooked!

Yvonne paper

There was huge interest in the Sissix machines as well!

In the midst of all this there was a considerable number of pieces of work that members shared with others during morning prayers.

Liz and Chris had recently been to an Ann Washington workshop in Llantrisant.

Liz showed a sea landscape and a felt fairy that she had made.

Liz seascape

Liz fairy

Chris had also done a landscape..

Chris Seascape

and showed a piece of work that she had started in last week’s Dyeing to Paint group. It is coming along nicely!

Chris elephant

Isobelle had also printed some fabric last week to back the reverse of a loose fabric collage image that she created last year.

isobelle work

Hillary, inspired by the fabric landscape that Hilary showed last month, created her own, which is delightful.

Hillarys landscape

Corinne has been on a mission since the last UFO day. She has completed an Advent calendar….

Corinnes advent calendar

and a lovely Christmas tree made from strips of fabric and ribbon, whilst at the same time nearly completing a quilt that she started nine years ago!

Corine's tree
Glynis has been making heart wreaths and very nice they are too!!!

Glynis wreaths

Helen had made more bit bags – which are going like hot cakes! She reckons that she has probably made 20 now and still there are calls for more…..

bit bag

Linda had completed this beautiful cross stitch that had been left unfinished. There are plans to frame it and raffle it in the future.

cross stitch

And, Sylvana showed everyone her beautiful hen quilt.

Sylvanas quilt

There’s never a dull moment at Cutting Edge. But, next month there is time for a breather whilst we enjoy our Christmas lunch!

Happy sewing and crafting folks!