Today’s Dyeing to Paint got off to a flying start after New Year wishes had been exchanged and everyone had caught up on news of the festiivities over a tea or coffee.
Sally was on a mission with foam brushes and stencils creating some ‘happy accidents’
Fiona was in full flow with her favourite roller and her new favourite stencil, which others also took a shine too
Monica was also engrossed in stencilling using some she had made and some kindly loaned by Glynis and Fiona
Caroline was busy making more fabric to go with the others that she had painted at a previous session
She wasn’t the only one with a stash of fabrics that need to be used and there was a comment that we perhaps need to get together one day just to focus on creating some art quilts, particularly as many of the pieces were sea themed and would fit nicely into the theme of the forthcoming exhibition – no pressure girls!
Meanwhile Glynis painted some fabulous seed heads
Corinne stencilled Dutch houses
And Jan was quietly beavering away recycling her Christmas cards!
As always great fun. Well done everyone!
There is always something new to play with at Dyeing to Paint and today’s session was no exception. There were new Gelli plates, Pebeo paints and stencils which soon got snapped up by members of the group.
Jan was thrilled with the new Indian stencil and once she had mastered the application of the paints there was no stopping her!
Keris was also engrossed with the indian stencil and plans to use some her prints for a book cover that she is making.
Liz, Chris and Caroline were engrossed in making a daisy book wrap using the knowledge they had gained at the recent Angie Hughes workshop. There was a lot of muttering going on along the way though as no-one seemed to be able to remember how to apply the paint-but they were coming along nicely by the end of the day.
Fiona has moved swiftly from summer to Christmas. She cut the stencil for the green Christmas trees by hand and the snowflakes are printed from a stencil made on the scan ‘n cut machine.
The scan ‘n cut machine in recent months has been a bit of a nightmare, one way or another but today Monica, Corinne and Isobelle were thrilled that they were able to cut stamps from funky foam and stencils with mylar stencil sheets. The machine worked like a dream – probably something to do with the fact that Corinne has updated it and bought a new power lead. Fingers crossed that we won’t be disappointed next time.
Isobelle managed to try out one of the stencils on her gelli plate …
and created these wonderful prints with a potato masher and builders adhesive stickers!
Fran was busy dyeing and printing some wonderful pieces of fabric and she also brought her finished Daisy Book Wrap along to show the group. The centre image below is Frans fabric that she uses to soak up paint when she is working – how amazing – and colourful!
Corinne brought along a fabric mosaic picture that she has created which is beautiful
And Monica was seeking advice over a wallhanging that is work in progress. Thanks guys for all the useful comments!
We even managed to spare a little time to learn how to make fabric beads!
All in all, a great day of experimentation and innovation by a very talented group of people!
Today’s DtP was, as always, busy, busy, busy and there was a distinct impression that summer has faded into the distant past with the introduction of painted autumn leaves….
There was also lots of stencil work – probably as a result of the new stencils recently purchased at the NEC….
and rumour has it that the new paints went down well. Sorry to have missed such a productive day and look forward to returning to the fray next month
Well done to everyone and many thanks to Caroline for the photos.
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!!!!