Tagged: stencils

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

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.


They then moved on to card making with some fantastic results


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.


Monica cut out labels on the Scan and Cut machine then added a die cut embellishment.


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.


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


Caroline enjoyed painting card and put it to good use with some beautiful creations….


And, Glynis was on a mission cutting out bunting and letters – looking forward to seeing the completed project soon!


So much to play with and still more – the stamps and heatwave pen hardly got a look in!


A very enjoyable and productive day was had by all – well done everyone!

Dyeing to Paint in the Sun

This month a small but perfectly formed group gathered to paint. The sun was shining and with some new tools acquired from the Hilary Beattie workshop a good day was had by all.

Keris and Corinne had a go with the rollergraph and were pleased with the borders that they were able to create.

Keris and Corinne web

border web

And Chris had a go with stencils …..

Chris web

as did everyone else!!!

flowers web

There was even discussion around turning experimental pieces into collage pieces so watch this space!!!!

Watching Paint Dry!

The plan for Dyeing to Paint members today was to do sun dye some fabric. But, the miserable weather changed everyone’s plans.

Liz experimented with plastic lace table cloth, inktense blocks and markel stiks


Keris wrapped her fabric around a cardboard tube to see what effect she could achieve.


Chris played around with stencils, inktense blocks and markel stiks and was pleased with the effect

Chris fabric

And, Monica recoloured a piece of fabric that she had been unhappy with first time around

MD fabric.

By the end of the day there were some interesting examples of sun dyeing achieved with a stencil…..

Britsih Isles web

bubble wrap…..

Bubble wrapwweb

and, again a stencil…

Rose fabricweb

After a good amount of experimenting everything got packed up ready for Ann’s demonstration of burning felt and voiles with a soldering iron. And, it wasn’t long before everyone was hooked!

Ann demo 2

Monica made a little sample – just big enough to fit on a card

MD card

And, Ann showed some examples of ones she had made earlier….

felt and volie


Definitely something to aspire to. And, there was plenty of enthusiasm to go off and buy soldering irons and materials to get stuck in!

And, just as it was time to go home the sun decided to show its face-happy days….

Paint Workhops Are Back!

Today, we resumed the Dyeing to Paint sessions after a bit of a summer break! And, what a lovely day it was. Always organised Isobelle came along with some compressed sponge to show us how wonderfully effective it can be.

Fiona breezed in with some new paint rollers which everyone seemed to be very jealous of – they have now gone down on the must have list!

Fionas rollers

Hilary, just returned from Morocco, wowed everyone with the beautiful threads that she had picked up on her travels.

Her patience, which she usually has shed loads of, got tested though when she started to wind the thread onto card. She seems to have got in a bit of a pickle?

Hilarys threads

She soon moved onto working on her fabric collage, which is coming along very nicely.

hilarys collage

Chris joined us for the first time and seemed to have enjoyed having a go with the markel stiks and fabric transfer paint. She was highly amused that she managed to produce WC backwards!?

Chrsi transfer art paint

Monica tried out her new markel stiks with freezer paper and plastic stencils.


apple stencil

And, everyone was delighted to welcome Ann who is experienced and talented when it comes to paint.

Ann's leaves

Looking forward to next month already!

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 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.