Tagged: machine 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.

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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

Variety is the Spice of Life

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..

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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!

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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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!

Sunshine and Showers

It might have been raining out but it was sunny inside with members managing to work on their latest project whislt having a good chat.

Consequently, there was much to share at Show & Tell

Lesley Anne had made a beautiful sashiko bag from a kit that she bought on a recent trip to the Malvern Quilt Show

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Chris had been making progress on work that she started at Dyeing to Paint and the recent Hilary Beattie workshop. This is a landscape featuring a windmill which she is doing from a photo that she took on holiday. The windmills sails have been created using golden thread paper – and they look amazing!

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Chris couldn’t decide what to do with this piece because the flowers weren’t prominent as she had hoped. But, with a little machine embroidery they are beginning to come to life

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Fiona showed a lovely little needlecase that she has made for her daughter in Australia

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Marie showed the group some quilts that she is making for charity

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And she is making this special memory quilt for her mum

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Salinder was busy putting a hanging sleeve on this quilt

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And had made this wonderful bag

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Sylvana had just finished binding this quilt

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And Brenda showed a bag that she had made for carrying quilt blocks. Apparently she has one to match every outfit!

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Helen is busy finishing this quilt for an exhibition. She only started it 10 years ago and needs to complete it by July – go for it Helen!

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Glynis is making this piece of work under the guidance of Virgina Hole

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Stephanie shared two pieces of work that she had done and won a prize for at the Malvern Quilt Show

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Well done Stephanie – they are beautiful

And Jan wanted to show everyone the little art quilt that she has made from fabrics that she dyed at the Hilary Beattie workshop

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And last but not least Gilly brought a chair?

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Takes all sorts as they say!

Many thanks to Chris and Jan for their donation of raffle prizes

Great day, great fun. Looking forward to more of the same soon!

Painted Fabric for Christmas Cards

Today at Dyeing to Paint the cahllenge was to make some festive fabric for Chrstmas cards from the various materials available.

It wasn’t long before the stamps, print blocks and stencils were in use backed up with the Sissix and scan ‘n cut machines!

And, it wasn’t long before lovely fabric pieces began to emerge…..

Salinder and Liz were happy printers

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And, Glynis was busy printing and embellishing

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Monica used a piece of previously painted fabric and overprinted adding stars made from Fererro Rocher chocolates and Tunnocks tea cakes

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And couldn’t wait to get home to embellish it and machine embroider before using her fabric for Christmas cards

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Looking forward to seeing more cards soon folks!

Painting Bondaweb

Today a merry band of stitchers explored a new technique which is bound to feature in future pieces of work. They spent the day painting bondaweb and then stitching into it – with some spectacular results.

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After a short demonstration from Angie Hughes, who led the workshop, everyone got stuck into painting their bondaweb …. and then some found time for a chat while they were watching their paint dry!

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Others took the opportunity to take advice from each other…

Liz and Chris

And, it wasn’t long before some wonderful pieces of work began to emerge.

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Keris work

Glynis work

This little piece of Monica’s will be turned into a needlecase soon!!!

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We look forward to seeing the finished projects very soon!