At today’s Dyeing to Paint session we tried out ice dyeing – a simple process that requires fabric, Procion dies, soda solution and ice – not any old ice mind you – we used M&S ice cubes!
Glynis then introduced us to painting with a toilet roll which produced some lovely images of aganpanthus or alliums – whatever takes your fancy.
…..and cotton wool buds to paint lovely wisteria flowers
And, if that wasn’t enough there was a flurry of activity to dye fabric with Indian Inks
Isobelle was busy lino cutting
And Monica was block printing with a new pineapple print block
Another busy and enjoyable day with friends – always a pleasure!
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!
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!
Today, we resumed the Dyeing to Paint sessions after a bit of a summer break! And, what a lovely day it was. Always organised Isobelle came along with some compressed sponge to show us how wonderfully effective it can be.
Fiona breezed in with some new paint rollers which everyone seemed to be very jealous of – they have now gone down on the must have list!
Hilary, just returned from Morocco, wowed everyone with the beautiful threads that she had picked up on her travels.
Her patience, which she usually has shed loads of, got tested though when she started to wind the thread onto card. She seems to have got in a bit of a pickle?
She soon moved onto working on her fabric collage, which is coming along very nicely.
Chris joined us for the first time and seemed to have enjoyed having a go with the markel stiks and fabric transfer paint. She was highly amused that she managed to produce WC backwards!?
Monica tried out her new markel stiks with freezer paper and plastic stencils.
And, everyone was delighted to welcome Ann who is experienced and talented when it comes to paint.
Looking forward to next month already!
If you can remember back a couple of months ago we told you about a wall hanging that we were planning to make to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lakesdie Primary School in Cardiff.
Well, after a period of time planning and gathering resources we have made a start with the school children. Today, we visited to work with children in the reception class. The focus was on getting each child (90 of them) to put their hand print on fabric.
Jess was in charge of recruiting the children. Ready and eager they all stepped up to load their hands with paint
Pam then guided the children to Hilary who helped them stamp on the fabric
And finally, Clare helped them clean the paint off before going back in to class. All precision engineered by the group which gave a great end result!