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!
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!
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!
Wednesday 17 June was the day that a little band of enthusiasts got together to create book covers. And… there was no end of creativity.
Some had planned in advance and came ready to go. Hence Chris motored on and by the end of the afternoon had nearly finished!
Liz had thought through her idea which was a seascape. She had a lovely blue background fabric that suggested waves, and this was cleverly enhanced with a rainbow voile.
Keris used a piece of fabric that she had previously foiled laid over a beautiful purple felt and overlaid with a laser cut piece of fabric and voile. She then started to embelish it with tiny seed beads.
Corinne used a piece of hand dyed fabric, overlaid it with a laser cut piece of fabric and some die cut shapes. After overlaying with voile she started to hand stitch into it.
Hillary used a piece or cotton fabric print, added sequins and hand cut fabric letters. She then had a go at free machine embroidery and by the end f the day her two little books were nearly complete. There are going to be some very happy grand children!
Fiona abandoned her original idea and after rummaging through all the scraps created this lovely cover. And,she incorporated a piece of block printed fabric she made at a recent Dyeing to Paint session.
Bridget was engrossed in making a landscape and by lunchtime was well on the way to completing a lovely cover. She also took lots of bits with her after being inspired with the scraps available.
And whilst keeping an eye on what was going on Monica and Hilary were busy creating in their own way.
Monica started a book cover….
And, Hilary made a dream catcher – testing out one of the proposed activities for the forthcoming Crafternoon Tea
And finally, Keris has a new little grand child and showed us a beautiful baby bag she had made
It just shows there is no end of talent in the group!
Keep an eye out on the designated book cover page to view the finished articles.