There was much to admire today at Cutting Edge. Corinne, Keris, Fran and Jan were keen to show off the quilts they had made on Friday at a Gail Lowther workshop – and stunning they were too!
And it is important to mention here that Jan used some of the fabric that she had dyed at last week’s DtP session. They do look rather stunning – well done Jan!
Brenda and Truda were busy working on current projects. Brenda was reaching the end of sttiching a whole cloth quilt – her 5th! Truda was working on a beautiful cross stitch. She was very expertly creating it with silks from her stock in an effort to use them up and she was using 26 count linen!!!!
Glynis brought along a quilt she started in 2006. After recently completing it she has had it long arm quilted. She also brought along a quilt that she has recently made and machine quilted hereself – quite the expert! Obviously with time on her hands she had also produced a lovely bag
Hillary brought along three pieces of work. Chives painted with a toilet roll on hand dyed fabric – which look fab. She stencilled flowers onto another piece and hand embroidered them and she showed some parasols which she stencilled onto fabric using freezer paper – very cheerful and summery!
Salinder brought two beautiful quilts that she made a few years ago – giving a seaside theme with lighthouses on them…
She also showed the results of her ice dyeing and a piece of work in progress
and Gilly showed a quilt that she is completing and which has been beautifully quilted by a long arm quilter in Chepstow.
A wonderful show of talent – well done everyone. Looking forward to more of the same after the summer.
And great to see that some of the hand dyed fabrics and being used!
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
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!
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.
And Chris had a go with stencils …..
as did everyone else!!!
There was even discussion around turning experimental pieces into collage pieces so watch this space!!!!
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
And, Monica recoloured a piece of fabric that she had been unhappy with first time around
By the end of the day there were some interesting examples of sun dyeing achieved with a stencil…..
and, again a stencil…
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!
Monica made a little sample – just big enough to fit on a card
And, Ann showed some examples of ones she had made earlier….
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….
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!
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?
She soon moved onto working on her fabric collage, which is coming along very nicely.
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!?
Monica tried out her new markel stiks with freezer paper and plastic stencils.
And, everyone was delighted to welcome Ann who is experienced and talented when it comes to paint.
Looking forward to next month already!
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.
The images below were also created using fresh leaves.
And, these images were created by using stencils and markal paintstiks.