Tagged: Fabric

Sea Fabric and Paint it!

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….

Hillary’s Chives

Hillary’s embroidery

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

Monica Dennis

A happy accident with black

Jan Webster

Caroline Neudegg

Ice and a Slice!

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!

Ice Dyeing

roll….

Glynis then introduced us to painting with a toilet roll which produced some lovely images of aganpanthus or alliums – whatever takes your fancy.

Hillary Hill

Liz Price

…..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

Hillary Hill making waves

Isobelle was busy lino cutting

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And Monica was block printing with a new pineapple print block

Another busy and enjoyable day with friends – always a pleasure!

Post script:

Corinne Roberts

Hillary Hill

Liz Price

Scan & Cut? Of Course We Can!

Today a small group of CE members got together to focus on developing their skills with the Scan and Cut machine.

And by pooling knowledge from past experiences and watching You Tube videos helped to produce better results when cutting fabric. This was achieved by using a hi tack adhesive sheet and labelling the new blade so that it is only used to cut fabric. We also experimented with blade, pressure and speed settings until we achieved a neat cut and logged all the information with samples so that we could refer back to them if needed in the future.

And we did manage to cut some neat pieces though Isobelle doesn’t appear to look too sure about this one?

though this one ended up back to front!

And whilst we were all busy playing with our scan and cut machine Jan was busy at the other end of the table getting a bit frustrated though she did end up with a lovely leaf stencil.

Sissix for Christmas

Today, a small but perfectly formed group met to play with the Sissix and Scan and Cut machine and made headway in creating some unique cards for those special friends.

Corinne and Keris hit the jackpot by cutting fabric on the scan and cut machine without much hassle – well initially anyway.

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They then moved on to card making with some fantastic results

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Fiona had success in creating frames for the Christmas trees that she had block printed and free machine embroidered. She also brought along sone lovely die cuts and stencils which were popular with the group.

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Monica cut out labels on the Scan and Cut machine then added a die cut embellishment.

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Liz was well prepared and made some lovely cards. The stag card was innovative. She used a stencil to spray gold stags in the background and then added a die cut stag which had been made with her hand painted card.

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Yvonne was busy cutting labels and shapes to take home for more inventive work but produced lovely cards made from squares of paper. A popular design introduced by Corinne

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Caroline enjoyed painting card and put it to good use with some beautiful creations….

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And, Glynis was on a mission cutting out bunting and letters – looking forward to seeing the completed project soon!

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So much to play with and still more – the stamps and heatwave pen hardly got a look in!

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A very enjoyable and productive day was had by all – well done everyone!

A Busy Day at Dyeing to Paint

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

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and Fiona created a wonderful fabric landscape by first dyeing her fabric them overprinting with the new blocks

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Isobelle experimented with the transfer art paints (TAP) to good effect

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And Hillary painted with the TAP paints and transferred her image onto a small canvas which looked amazing

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Glynis made a print block using a geranium leaf. Love the colours Glynis.

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and a number of people created pieces with Glynis’ flower stencil. Lots of potential here for some fancy stitching!

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keris

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and Stephanie had a beautiful piece of fabric created using painted bondaweb

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Finally, Salinder showed some cards that she had made using used tea bags, a little paint and some machine embroidery.

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Looking forward to seeing some beautiful finished pieces soon!

Festival of Quilts 2014

Yesterday Monica and Hilary ventured out in the torrential downpour to visit the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham. This year there was a very special reason for being there because the Lakeside school quilt that they helped to make last year was being exhibited. And, they were not disappointed when they saw it hanging next to another school quilt that had been made to celebrate a centenary!

school quilt

And, then to add to the pleasure of the day they were thrilled to see Pam Stead and Jeannie Duncan Farr’s challenge quilts.

Jeannies quilt

Pam quilt1

At the tombola stand Monica was pleased to see a little heart key ring that she had made from Melin Tregwynt Wool waiting for some lucky person to win it

my key ring

As well as lots of opportunity for buying the much needed fabrics and haberdashery there were some stunning quilts to admire at this year’s event.

aborigini quilt

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India quilt

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And, just look at this amazing working clock!

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A great day out – well worth the visit.

Message From Monica

Hi folks
I can’t believe that it is nearly a month since I left the Uk to embark on my journey to Singapore, Australia and India. It has been a wonderful experience, not only sightseeing but meeting some lovely people and enjoying new experiences.

As you can imagine, I found patchwork shops in Australia and saw some lovely quilts, visited an amazing fabric market in Mumbai and bought some wooden print blocks!

Really looking forward to seeing you all again soon at Dyeing to Paint and Cutting Edge

Monica