Tagged: hand embroidery

A Summers Day Sewing

It was a quiet day at Cutting Edge today with a number of people on holiday but there was still a wonderful array of work to be admired.

Gilly and Sally spent the day together creating and chatting to their hearts content. And by the end of the day Sally had made two bags.


Corinne was proud of a tea cosy she had knitted – and rightly so!

She showed the group a small wall hanging that she had completed. She painted and stamped the fabric at Dyeing to Paint and then finished it off with hand and machine embroidery.

And Stephanie was working on a piece that she started at Dyeing to Paint

Jaci was on a mission making spec holders – great idea and so practical!

Marie showed a lovely wall hanging and two bibs that she had recently completed.

And Keris was busy doing a red work picture for one of her grand children

Steph, a new visitor to the group showed a beautiful bead bracelet that she had made.

Amanda was busy finishing a hexagon quilt – lovely colours!

And Chric M. seems to have moved on from teddies to bunnies – beautiful!

As well as group members we welcomed 4 visitors to the group. Jaci McQuillan, Caroline Leonard and Amanda Randall made a return visit and we welcomed Steph Smith for the first time. We hope they had an enjoyable day and we look forward to seeing them again soon


Gilda Baron and Other Things

Today the Dyeing to Paint group looked at the work of Gilda Baron which is amazing – she makes it looks so simple!

Feeling confident that we could produce something in the same vein we got cracking with our fabric paints before moving on to experiment with some new Inktense crayons. The inktense crayons gave a lovely vivid effect for the background and further enhanced with a little machine and hand embroidery should look very effective.

Inktense websize

Distracted as some of us (mainly Monica) are we also took the opportunity to dye some lace for another project that we came across in a magazine and then Hilary decided to paint some zips she has been given. She plans to use them when making pencil cases so coloured zips would look much better than plain old white – what a brilliant idea!

Pam then moved everyone on to have a go at painting with shaving foam.

shaving foam

And, hey presto – a bit of modern art!

shaving foam painting

Pam was keen to point out that you must use the cheapest shaving foam because the fragranced ‘posh’ stuff doesn’t dry properly.

A fun day with lots of half finished projects to work on – a good job it is Cutting Edge next Tuesday!