There is always something new to play with at Dyeing to Paint and today’s session was no exception. There were new Gelli plates, Pebeo paints and stencils which soon got snapped up by members of the group.
Jan was thrilled with the new Indian stencil and once she had mastered the application of the paints there was no stopping her!
Keris was also engrossed with the indian stencil and plans to use some her prints for a book cover that she is making.
Liz, Chris and Caroline were engrossed in making a daisy book wrap using the knowledge they had gained at the recent Angie Hughes workshop. There was a lot of muttering going on along the way though as no-one seemed to be able to remember how to apply the paint-but they were coming along nicely by the end of the day.
Fiona has moved swiftly from summer to Christmas. She cut the stencil for the green Christmas trees by hand and the snowflakes are printed from a stencil made on the scan ‘n cut machine.
The scan ‘n cut machine in recent months has been a bit of a nightmare, one way or another but today Monica, Corinne and Isobelle were thrilled that they were able to cut stamps from funky foam and stencils with mylar stencil sheets. The machine worked like a dream – probably something to do with the fact that Corinne has updated it and bought a new power lead. Fingers crossed that we won’t be disappointed next time.
Isobelle managed to try out one of the stencils on her gelli plate …
and created these wonderful prints with a potato masher and builders adhesive stickers!
Fran was busy dyeing and printing some wonderful pieces of fabric and she also brought her finished Daisy Book Wrap along to show the group. The centre image below is Frans fabric that she uses to soak up paint when she is working – how amazing – and colourful!
Corinne brought along a fabric mosaic picture that she has created which is beautiful
And Monica was seeking advice over a wallhanging that is work in progress. Thanks guys for all the useful comments!
We even managed to spare a little time to learn how to make fabric beads!
All in all, a great day of experimentation and innovation by a very talented group of people!
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
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
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.
Isobelle showed a book that she had created after following a Linda Kemshall tutorial
Jan produced a beautiful delicate elephant print
Fiona brought some pieces of work that she had machine embroidered – which were delightful.
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.
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!
The Dyeing to Paint group met today with various ideas of what they might do and a flurry of activity with fabric dyes and print blocks produced some wonderful pieces of work.
There was quite a bit of printing with Indian print blocks and considerable interest in a new brick wall stencil…
Jan was very pleased with her new print blocks that she had bought from Colouriscious
And Kira used one of them to make a beautiful piece of fabric
Kira also found the time to get going on her Wendy Dolan style textured landscape
The chance to dye fabric was also popular. Ann was busy dyeing fabric to sell for charity
Whilst others were busy experimenting with sun dyeing
with some successful results
With a focus beyond paint Hilary was absorbed in creating fabric book covers – which looked very nice indeed!
And there was plenty of time to enjoy lunch in the sunshine!
Well done folks -looking forward to next month already.
The plan for Dyeing to Paint members today was to do sun dye some fabric. But, the miserable weather changed everyone’s plans.
Liz experimented with plastic lace table cloth, inktense blocks and markel stiks
Keris wrapped her fabric around a cardboard tube to see what effect she could achieve.
Chris played around with stencils, inktense blocks and markel stiks and was pleased with the effect
And, Monica recoloured a piece of fabric that she had been unhappy with first time around
By the end of the day there were some interesting examples of sun dyeing achieved with a stencil…..
and, again a stencil…
After a good amount of experimenting everything got packed up ready for Ann’s demonstration of burning felt and voiles with a soldering iron. And, it wasn’t long before everyone was hooked!
Monica made a little sample – just big enough to fit on a card
And, Ann showed some examples of ones she had made earlier….
Definitely something to aspire to. And, there was plenty of enthusiasm to go off and buy soldering irons and materials to get stuck in!
And, just as it was time to go home the sun decided to show its face-happy days….
Today at Dyeing to Paint we were engrossed in experimenting with salt on painted fabric and trying out Thermofax screens to print.
Keris and Corinne joined us to have a go and produced some lovely effects with painted fabrics. This one was achieved by sprinkling salt on the wet painted fabric.
Hilary was experimenting with paint on wool fabric, and produced a very colourful piece of cloth.
Monica used her Thermofax screen to print the Welsh National Anthem on green fabric ready for a landscape that she intends to create – one day!
And Keris and Corinne also had a go.
And, as well as painting some fabric Ann bundled up some of her painted fabrics ready for Saturday’s stash sale at Glamorgan Quilters!