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..
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!
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.
Today we met to recycle Christmas cards on the Sissix machine and what a productive day it was! Everyone went home with a good selection of completed cards and work in progress.
Hillary made a Mother’s day card and recycled a card that had been discarded in the bin much to the disgust of Hilary!
Lesley made a card for her hubby on her new Sissix machine.
Chris made a good selection
And Monica used her doilly die cut to recycle cards
As well as the Sissix machines the Scan and Cut machine was in use and Corinne discovered how to used the drawing tools – which gives huge potential for further enhancing cards
As ever, a wonderful day with good freinds! Well done everyone!
Our UFO day today was busy, busy, busy with members on a mission to finish projects and start new ones.
Jan was beavering away on a bag that she wanted to finish and was planning on putting these wonderful elephants on it.
She also brought a table runner that she pans to finish but that remains work in progress.
Stephanie was working with some wonderful Welsh fabric…..
She also brought in her finished WW1 quilt – which is fabulous and now hangs in the hall of fame on our dedicated blog page
Whilst, Catherine progressed with her embroidery.
And Hillary was busy making a bag for her mum’s Christmas present.
Talking of Christmas, Chris brought along fairy shoes that has made for her grand children.
And, Corinne got hooked on making Christmas cards….
….producing some beautiful ones…
Monica made Christmas sacks
and finished off a book cover
Finally, Hilary got to have a go on the scan ‘n cut machine – on a mission to make some fabric letters for heart bunting for a new baby girl
A very productive day all round – well done folks!
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
And, Glynis was busy printing and embellishing
Monica used a piece of previously painted fabric and overprinted adding stars made from Fererro Rocher chocolates and Tunnocks tea cakes
And couldn’t wait to get home to embellish it and machine embroider before using her fabric for Christmas cards
Looking forward to seeing more cards soon folks!
The Show and Tell session at Tuesday’s Cutting Edge session demonstrated the breadth of crafting interest within the group.
As usual there were some stunning examples of patchwork and quilting….
There were a variety of other items that had been lovingly created…
There was also some shadow knitting going on, courtesy of Linda – amazing!
In addition to all of the above Isobelle, with the help of Fran and Irene, demonstrated the groups new Scan ‘n Cut machine which means that once people are familiar with it we can look forward to many more wonderful pieces of work in the coming months!
And, whilst everyone was enjoying themsleves with all things crafting Hilary and Monica were off on their travels. Hilary to Spain and Monica to the Scottish Highlands. You can read about Monica’s travels and interesting discoveries here
Today’s Dyeing to Paint session got off to a great start with the screen printing materials that we brought along….
but it didn’t take long before the Scan ‘n Cut machine attracted people’s interest and the rest of the day.
Isobelle and Monica shared what they had learned so far.
And, it didn’t take long for people to realise the potential for future projects.
We can’t wait to see the wonderful creations that appear once everyone gets into the swing of things!
And, last but not least Fiona brought along a cushion that she had been working on – beautiful embroidery and exquisitely finished off!