Tagged: sea horse

By The Sea Fabric Painting

A loose theme for today’s Dyeing to Paint session was to create something focused on the Seaside. But as ever, it was not obligatory and the results of the day were varied, interesting and creative.

After arriving keen to create shells, lobsters and crabs in textile paints Monica started the day by stencilling an elephant on some ice dyed fabric. The stencil was so irresistable it just had to be done!

She did focus on stencilling shells before being distracted once again by a hen stencil! So many goodies it is hard to resist.

Glynis also created hens.

Corinne brought along a couple of pieces of work in progress…..

Salinder was on a fishy mission as well!

Isobelle block printed a lovely sea horse – lots of sewing potential!

Whilst Hillary patiently cut freezer paper to make beach brolly stencils. So looking forward to seeing how it progresses onto the wonderful piece of fabric that she has painted.

Fiona experimented with a few different things – even snowflakes for Christmas!

And finally, we had another session ice dyeing – looking forward to seeing the results folks.

As always a lovely varied and creative day with lots of pieces of work begging to be developed! Well done averyone and thanks to everyone for sharing their resources.

17 June 2017

Corinne’s Ice Dteing


A Frenzy of a Paint Day!

As ever, after the usual catch up over coffee, there was a great flurry of activity to create and experiment with various paint mediums.

At last month’s meeting there was a suggestion that some might like to create some folk art. Monica had downloaded some images and made stencils with freezer paper and Jan didn’t hesitate to get stuck in to have a go with great results


We look forward to seeing her beautiful image as a finished piece of work.

Ann was busy stencilling a delicate design on some fabric that she had dyed


and helped Salinder with her fabric dyeing


Chris was busy developing on a sea theme – and created these beautiful images after making stencils from freezer paper and colouring with markel sticks


Caroline busied herself experimenting with inktense sticks creating a lovely piece of fabric


And even had time to chat with Fiona who was taking a break from fabric dyeing and stencilling


At the end of the day Fiona had produced a wonderful image with fabric dye and markel sticks


Keris was busy embellishing a book cover ready for her next trip abroad – and very nice it looks too!


And Isobelle brought along a beautiful autumnal wall hanging that she had made using transfer art paints


Yet another action packed day – looking forward to next month already!

A Glorious Spring Day Sewing

Today was a glorious spring day outside and a sunny and cheery day inside with the Cutting Edge group!

As ever, it was busy with lots of work in progress and a huge variety of finished products.

Following ‘Morning Prayers’ members showed off some of their completed works…..

A beautiful sea horse from Yvonne.

YD sea horse

Corinne, Liz and Monica had completed delightful stitched cards that they were inspired to make following the recent Sissix day.

Corines cards

Liz card


Hilary showed off some lovely scissor holders that she had stitched.

HC scissor cases

Jan and Hillary had made very useful bags.

Jans bag

Hillarys bag

Carol was pleased with a quilt that she had recently finished using the quilt as you go method..

CArol loosemore quilt

And Monica showed little book covers and a sewing case that she had completed.

foil cover

tree book cver full view

foil needlecase

In addition to this many were busy with current creative works which included quilts….

This is Catherines – beautiful colours and design.

Catherine's quilt

Helen’s wonderful baby quilt – someone is going to be very thrilled!

Helens quilt

Helen was also working with Julia on a quilt which is to be raffled to raise money for the Lifeboats.

Lifeboat quilt

And Sue was busy making a delightful pastel coloured quilt.

Sues quilt

Irene continues with her scan and create images.

Irenes flowers

Jan was bsuy sewing a lovely cat.

JAns cat

And Lesley was making a cute little fabric garage for her grandson’s cars.

car bag

In addition to the above activity Jeannie did a demonstration to show how she binds a quilt and mitres the corners which was very well received.

JDF demo

The table runner that she used to demonstrate is also the piece that she is going to use when she runs a workshop for group members on 3 June. Jeannie is our colour queen!

JDF sewing

Hilary also gave a deomstration of the stitched cards and how to make envelopes.

After seeing some beautiful small quilts at Olympia Knit and Stitch show and a visit to the Fashion on the Ration exhibiton at the Imperial War Museum Monica and Hilary threw out a challenge to members to create a quilt of their own to commemorate the First World War. Poppy buttons purchased from the show were offered to those wanting to take part.

Finally, we also celebrated three birthdays – many happy returns to Fran, Irene and Sylvana.


“It was a great day we were all very busy the blog is so inspiring when you see what everyone does and also how quick you get it all on the blog!!! Lots to look forward to in the coming months”. Jan Webster