Tagged: St Hilary village hall

Sissix Workshop

Today, an enthusiastic group of Cutting Edge members met in St Hilary villge hall to have a go at using the Sissix machine to recycle their Christmas cards.

And, it wasn’t long before everyone was totally absorbed in the activity – it has never been so quiet!!!


Caroline was soon hooked – what lovely little birds!

Caroline's cards

It looks like Liz will soon be the Queen of recycled cards!

Liz card

And these are a few that Hilary made earlier using die cuts and embossing plates.

Hilays cards

Following a very absorbing morning Hilary then went on to demonstrate how to stitch designs onto cards.

Hilary demonstrating

card stitching

Hilary brought along some beautiful cards that she had already made and it wasn’t long before some had produced some stunning ones of their own


A wonderfully relaxing day and we still have more Christmas cards to recycle in the future!

Following the day Monica used black paper die cuts that she created to make the following greetings cards. Translucent paper, ribbon, buttons and fabric have been used alongside the die cuts and finished off with machine stitching.



Experimenting with Paints and Crayons

Today, a small group of enthusiastic beings met at St Hilary Village Hall to experiment with home made jelly plates, stencils paints and crayons.

The heart image below was made on the Jelly plate using a card template and fresh leaves.

Isobelle's heart

The images below were also created using fresh leaves.

Isobelle's leaf

Fionas leaf

And, these images were created by using stencils and markal paintstiks.

Glynis daisy1

MD poppies

Dyeing To Paint

Thursday 6 March is our fabric painting day – as usual in St Hilary Village Hall, between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be available but you need to bring lunch with you

This month there has been a suggestion to look at the work of Gilda Baron – to paint a background that can then be enhanced with machine and hand embroidery http://www.gildabaron.com/

You are welcome though to just do your own thing if you prefer.

Anyone is welcome to come and have a go and you are welcome to use my resources as a one off to see if you enjoy the experience!

Looking forward to seeing you

Dyeing to Paint Session

It’s that time again – Thursday 6 February is when we meet up for our day of experimenting with fabric paints, print blocks, stencils etc. This month we are going to explore Shibori and in addition have a play with the Sissix machine and die cuts. This came about because we were discussing what to do with our Christmas cards and there was a suggestion that we could do a bit of recycling.

As usual, we meet at St Hilary Village Hall between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available but you need to remember to bring lunch with you. Looking forward to seeing you.

Dyeing to Paint Group

The fabric painting and dyeing group meets this Thursday – 7 November- between 10.00am and 4.00pm in St. Hilary Village Hall, Vale of Glamorgan. Anyone is welcome to join us to experiment or to carry on with an existing project. This month we are exploring the discharge technique. Fee £5.00. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch. For more information email mdennis.wales@gmail.com

Fundraising for St Gerards School, Lesotho

table of goodies

Cowbridge Stith & Bitch would like to thank members of Cutting Edge who supported the Afternoon Tea (29 september) in st Hilary Village Hall to raise funds for St Gerards school in Lesotho. The support which was varied (i.e. making crafts or shoe bags, attending the event to help, or enjoy the afternoon tea or sponsoring a shoe bag). Your support was very much appreciated and all helped to make the day a huge success – as £565.00 was raised!

Cowbridge S&B are continuing to raise funds and will be having a craft stall at Lakeside School in Cardiff on 8 November so if you feel the urge to make a shoe bag you can download the pattern here SIMPLE SHOE BAG

Lakeside Primary School Wall Hanging is Progressing Well

Today, the Lakeside Primary school’s 50th anniversary wall hanging moved another step towards being completed, thanks to a great group of friends.

With adult help the children completed the decade panels before the end of the summer term – which meant that the wall hanging could start to be assembled.

Thanks to Hilary, who is very organised and had a plan, everyone got going on the various sections.

Monica and Clare started to assemble the community panels for the top of the quilt and soon drew Jess in – who is a bit of an artist- to help with the task. Jackie kept an eye on things for quality assurance of course!

Jackie and Jess

Clare painted some fab music notes with glitter glue and then realised she had to dry them – which was a bit tedious but she smiled all the way through – so that was ok!

Clare with hairdryer

And before long, as if by magic, the community panels were complete!

Lesotho community panel

Hilary had already done a great deal of work on the central panel so Isobelle got to work adding the sashing.

Isobel with front panel

And, it wasn’t long before that was completed!

completed middle panel

The decade panels were grouped into three and sewn together and then the hand print panes added to the bottom. It is suddenly all coming togather – so exciting!

Hilary and Isobelle with hand panel

Clare and Pam with hands panel

And still everyone carried on to get as much done as possible. Caroline and Jackie cut out backing for the community panels

Caroline and Jackie

And, Caroline, amongst others, was enlisted to do a bit of hand sewing

Caroline sewing

All in all, a very productive day. Everyone should be feeling very proud! Well done guys – you are stars amongst stars!