Tagged: Merry Christmas

Christmas By The Sea!

18 days to Christmas and today’s Dyeing to Paint was focused on the sea! Well nearly all were except Keris and Corinne who were busy making wooden desorations for a driftwood tree that they had made at a recent workshop.

The circles had been cut by Corinnes husband using the trunk of a Christmas tree and then decorated with images made from small biscuit cutters and wooden card embelliehments. They look fab and will certainly make the tree look very festive!

Whilst they were busy beavering away on Christmas others were painting, stenciling and stamping on fabric to create seascape pieces of fabric for use in collages.

Caroline created some wonderful shell fabric using stencils

Glynis produced a wonderful background for a seascape and an expertly stamped piece of fabric

…whilst kept a keen eye on her drying line outside.

Fiona was busy creating various pieces of fabric with her favourite paint roller and brusho paint. She also painted some bondaweb for a future project

She also continued with work in progress

and brought along two lovely little books that she had made using the technique learnt at a recent Angie Hughes workshop

Monica tried out some of the many stencils in Glynis’ hoard.

The compass is likley to be used as a centre piece in a cushion. The rope is particularly attracive and hopefully likely to be used again.

The wave stencil was hand cut on mylar stencil and the fish fabric was created using an indian woodblock.

A busy day all round which was finished off with some yuletide cheer before departing for the Christmas break.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Merry Christmas from Dyeing to Paint!

Today we had our final session before the Christmas break and as well as enjoying some creativity with our various resources we enjoyed lunch in front of a log fire!!!

Stephanie was focused on creating a wreath for Christmas and it didn’t take long to see how it would take shape

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Once again the bark roller was popular and after dyeing her fabric Fiona was busy applying a coat of white bark which had lots of potential for development.

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Monica had bought a mitten Christmas decoration because she liked the design and wondered whether it would give a good print. It didn’t take long to find out and there were plenty of suggestions about how it could be used to make advent calendar bunting etc….

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Monica tried out a new stencil and was very pleased with the result….

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And it was wonderful to see how Corinne had turned her sample pieces into a delightful wall hanging of autumn colours

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Hillary also brought a small Christmas wall hanging that she had recently completed. Beautifully finished and when she was asked where she got the pattern from she replied – it was a picture in a children’s colouring book!

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After a hard mornings work it was only right that we all enjoyed lunch, mulled wine and mince pies in front of a log fire

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Merry Christmas!

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!

Lots of Christmas Cheer!

Today Cutting Edge members met for the last time before Christmas and as well as enjoying a Christmas Bring and Share Lunch some fitted in a spot of knitting and sewing!

Fiona was engrossed in learning to knit under the watchful guidance of Brenda.

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Whilst others were engrossed in their sewing projects

Dilys Linda and Catherine

Gilly lunch

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Some however, were more interested in the festivities – Glynis adorned with a sparkling hairband

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And, Irene looking a treat as a French Tart!

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Whilst Jeannie looked like she had had too much French tart!

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The lunch was certainly worth waiting for – as ever members had excelled with a wide range of tasty treats, both savoury and sweet!

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And, if that was not enough we had a birthday to celebrate as well – Happy Birthday Linda!

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A lovely relaxing day with great friends – with more to come in the New Year

Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas Come Early

Today the Dyeing to Paint group met for the usual painting session. But, instead of painting some of the group spent the day making Christmas cards and gift tags from recycled Christmas Cards. Not only was it theraputic it was addictive and it wasn’t long before everyone was having a go with the Sissix machines!

Pam, who said that “she thought she wouldn’t bother with cards today” was soon engrossed.

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And, Marjorie saw the potential for cutting out labels for her City & Guilds coursework!

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Sonia, easily distracted, decided that she might just have to get her very own Sissix machine!

Frances and Marjorie did do some painting – they came prepared with gel plates that they made and created some fabulous pieces of work.

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We’re looking forward to seeing how they will finish them off.

Merry Christmas!