We weren’t sure whether it was the weather or whether a couple of people had missed recent sessions that today’s session was so frantic. There was queue to try the ice-dyeing
and coating wet painted fabric with salt….
Chris used her piece of salt dyed fabric and stamped sea horses and starfish on it and she mopped up her excess paint to add another interesting piece of fabric to her stash.
She also brought along a pheasant that she is painting onto fabric for the centre piece of a cushion.
Monica tried sun dyeing with polystyrene net from around fruit, which worked well
And she showed a jelly fish that she had been working on…
The fabric is hand dyed and the scan and cut machine had been used to make the jelly fish stencil.
Corinne showed a heron that she had painted with inktense pencils
And Hillary had been busy turning some of her painted fabric into wonderful works of art….
Caroline produced some brilliant pieces of fabric splattered with paint – great for a grafitti wall hanging maybe?
Keris added beach huts to a piece of fabric that she had previously created
She also tried out painting flower heads with a toilet roll…
and created this wonderful piece of fabric from mopping up excess paint
Her love of painting didn’t end there. She took her new knowledge home and shared it with her grandchildren. Here they are painting with toilet rollsto create some wonderful works of art! The new generation of Dyeing to Paint maybe?
Lastly, this piece of fabric was produced from mopping up stray bits of procion powder from the ice dyeing
As always a very enjoyable day with some wonderful creations produced by chance or design!
Ice Dye results
A happy accident with black
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!
Our UFO day today was busy, busy, busy with members on a mission to finish projects and start new ones.
Jan was beavering away on a bag that she wanted to finish and was planning on putting these wonderful elephants on it.
She also brought a table runner that she pans to finish but that remains work in progress.
Stephanie was working with some wonderful Welsh fabric…..
She also brought in her finished WW1 quilt – which is fabulous and now hangs in the hall of fame on our dedicated blog page
Whilst, Catherine progressed with her embroidery.
And Hillary was busy making a bag for her mum’s Christmas present.
Talking of Christmas, Chris brought along fairy shoes that has made for her grand children.
And, Corinne got hooked on making Christmas cards….
….producing some beautiful ones…
Monica made Christmas sacks
and finished off a book cover
Finally, Hilary got to have a go on the scan ‘n cut machine – on a mission to make some fabric letters for heart bunting for a new baby girl
A very productive day all round – well done folks!
On 9 July some members of Cutting Edge visited the Penarth Quilt Exhibition. It is an annual event and one that always come up trumps in terms of enjoyment. As well as meeting some very friendly like minded people there is always a terrific display of quilts. And, this year was no exception.
Sylvana Mason, who is a member of Cutting Edge and a member of Penarth Quilters had three pieces of work on display. This is one of them
Plus, there were some fun quilts
These postcard quilts particularly caught the eye…
There were also some beautifully embroidered trees
And a lovely old quilt to admire….
Certainly well worth the visit and looking forward to next year already.
There was a buzz in the air today as all but 7 Cutting Edge members turned out for another happy sewing day. And, it was evident that the buzz was caused by the frenzy to create!!!!
Jeannie Duncan Farr, who ran the foundation piecing workshop last week, was thrilled when she saw the progress that those who attended had made. Three people had completed their tops since the workshop….
Catherine’s – which looked almost transluscent. Check out her report on making it on her blog
Bridget’s – which she made form her scrap bucket – such wonderful combinations of colour. I think I would like Bridget’s scrap bucket!
And, Lesley’s, which she has made from fussy cutting one piece of fabric- brilliant
Linda showed a table runner that she had made earlier – in time for Christmas. It is from a Sonia Fox workshop that was held at Glamorgan Quilters last year.
Pat had also been busy foundation piecing and showed this beautiful piece that she had made from left over fabric.
Stephanie had recently been to a block printing workshop and showed off her elephants which are very colourful and no doubt will be further embellished
Irene had made a Debbie Shore bag which is reversible and cute
Gilly continues to work on her embroidery
And, as if this was not enough Liz Price completed a quilt for her daughter – made from her daughter’s discarded jeans
Catherine, Irene and Fran showed the WW1 quilts they had completed
And Hilary and guest Salinder celebrated their birthdays!
Plus, Hillary Hill was happily waiting to hear of the arrival of her new grandchild, who by the looks of this designer quilt is going to be thoroughly spoilt!
Today’s Dyeing to Paint session got off to a great start with the screen printing materials that we brought along….
but it didn’t take long before the Scan ‘n Cut machine attracted people’s interest and the rest of the day.
Isobelle and Monica shared what they had learned so far.
And, it didn’t take long for people to realise the potential for future projects.
We can’t wait to see the wonderful creations that appear once everyone gets into the swing of things!
And, last but not least Fiona brought along a cushion that she had been working on – beautiful embroidery and exquisitely finished off!
Today’s meeting was as lively as ever with sone wonderful work in progress, finished pieces and the added bonus of lots of wonderful stash to rummage through.
Some members brought fabric along to sell that they no longer wanted – or needed – the concept of parting with fabric is strange to some of us but we are always eager to buy – just in case we might need it one day!
Others rummaged through a great stash of craft materials that had been donated and as result of the generosity of our members £100 was raised for the British Heart Foundation – THANK YOU – you are truly stars!
And, whilst all this was going on there was a buzz of activity creating and completing some wonderful pieces of work – the show and tell session was certainly a testament to the talent in the room!
Gilly and Jan are currently attending a workshop to create a quilted bag – Jan didn’t seem to be too impressed with the number of plant pots that she has to make but so far Gilly’s looks stunning and we look forward to seeing the finished item.
Dianne showed two quilts that she had completed – an Africa themed one that she started some time ago
And a fascinating quilt that is patterned on the back and front. Someone at Project Linus is to be the lucky owner of this one.
and the front
Jeannie was embroidering over a piece of batik. She plans to turn the finished items into cushions. They are destined to look wonderful as ever.
Isobelle has used Oakshott fabric for her background design and is hand embroidering over the top.
Sylvana showed the very first quilt that she has recently completed – delightful!
Following a visit to Cardiff Museum earlier this year Hilary has created a fabric collage landscape which is to be a present for her father. Very clever the way it is constructed giiving depth to the whole picture. There was a call from some members for a workshop to find out how Hilary does it!
And Monica showed two pieces of work that she has recently completed. She has made another journal cover ready for her next trip to India in the New Year and a piece of fabric art which is a combination of painted fabric and applique work.
As Christmas is looming it was decided that we could have a play with paper and the Sissix machines at the November meeting to produce some wonderful Christmas creations. looking forward to it already!