Dyeing to Paint members don’t normally meet in August because there is the myth that everyone is away on holiday?
Not true because today eleven eager members turned up ready and eager to create!
Still popular was the ice-dyeing.
Many thnaks to Caroline for replenishing the ice supply at short notice!
A wealth of other resources were also being used, including some lovely stencils that Fiona brought along and shared.
These are Caroline’s pieces of work – always full of vibrant colour – beautiful!
Seedheads were popular. Jan stencilled hers in a subtle shade – they are just waiting for some creative stitch Jan.
Isobelle tried out the seed heads as well and then produced a lovely piece of fabric using the rollergraph.
Isobelle also brought along a mosaic fabric seahorse that she is making and will look stunning when it is finished.
And, Fiona brought along two wonderful wall hangings that she had made using the seed head stencil. Love the holographic threads that were used.
Apologies to Fiona as these photos don’t do her work justice!
Fran was busy using her gelli plates and produced this amazing piece of work
Monica was busy trying, not too successfuly at times, to stencil shells onto a piece of previously dyed fabric. Many thanks to Isobelle, Jan and Hillary for their pearls of wisdom – always a winner!
And Glynis brought two completed pieces of work that will be used for our stand at the Ystradowen Village Hall day on 16 September
Glynis also brought her sister in law with her today and how artistic is she! Look at this beautiful picture she created. We hope you have a lovely day Vivienne and thank you for your company.
As ever, a busy and creative day interspersed with lots of chatter and banter – an ideal recipe for fun.
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.
Spring was in the air today which seemed to inspire everyone to get going with their painting projects.
We welcomed Marie and Carol for the first time and were pleased to see that they were enjoying the experience. After trying out fabric dyeing they settled down with Hillary to experiment with the markel sticks
We also welcomed another new recruit – our youngest ever – 2 year old Lydia is an artist in the making!
Salinder was busy colouring fabric ready to create a landscape and also created a wonderful image with a stencil
Corinne created a beautiful image that she plans to turn into a picture for a newly decorated bedroom
Glynis beavered away in the corner and produced a wonderful fish designed fabric
Chris used transfer art paints to create a lobster which we suspect will feature in her new holiday home.
Isobelle showed a book that she had created after following a Linda Kemshall tutorial
Jan produced a beautiful delicate elephant print
Fiona brought some pieces of work that she had machine embroidered – which were delightful.
And she painted a new piece that no doubt wll be worked on further
Monica brought along a border that she had machined embroidered onto hand dyed fabric.
She also showed a book cover that she had made by upcycling an antimacasser which had been hand dyed with procion dyes and embroidered with daffodils – very apt for St David’s Day yesterday!
Monica was also focused on painting pineapples. She used the Scan and Cut machine to make a stencil and then used markel sticks to transfer the image onto fabric
As ever a very productive day – well done everyone!
Today a small group met in St Hilary village hall to experiment with paints, print blocks, stencils, thermofax screens and soya wax – and what a wonderful time we all had!
Isobelle brought along her wax pot and quite a few had a go at creating wax designs on fabric. You will have to watch this space to see what the finished products turn out like
Isobelle also showed members of the group how to dye their fabrics in a plastic bag with procion dyes.
There were some wonderful results but again, you will have to wait and see.
Fiona, who said that she had never painted fabric, made the most amazing design on her piece of fabric by using fabric paints and pens – a designer doodler!
Lynne’s first attempt was equally a great success
Glynis created this lovely piece with her thermafax screens
And Fran created this most stunning sunset.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and were keen for more of the same so it was decided that we would meet the 1st Thursday of the month at St Hilary Village Hall to paint, create and have fun. If you would like to join our contemporary group email email@example.com