Yesterday was just perfect for trying out sun dyeing and members of the group were extremely pleased with the results they got from their efforts
We are not sure what Isobelle is going to do though with the mish mash of images she created i.e. potato masher, feet shapes and leaves??
In addition to the sun dyeing there was experimentation with new plastic moulded templates that we recently acquired, which gave some fab designs to work on
Caroline spent the whole day stencilling shells on tea towels with markel stiks. The towels are going to be prizes at next weeks St Hilary Bake Off competition
And Glynis was trying out some new stencils that she had bought
Monica seemed to be eager for autumn….
Tanya was very pleased with her attempt at tie dye. She achieved her pattern with polystyrene balls and elastic bands. There was a suggestion that she could show us all how to do it next time!
It was great to see that all this beautifully created fabric is being put to good use. Janet showed some cards that she had made from fabric she printed at the last session and Keris showed a beautiful sea horse that she had embroidered onto a piece of fabric that she had previosuly sundyed with salt
Her seahore will be exhibited in Tapestri cafe in August
We now have a break to enjoy the rest of the summer. We will be back in action again on the 6 September
Today was our first day back after the festivities and it wasn’t long before everyone was engrossed in activity.There had been a suggestion that members could focus on a Folk Art theme to start the new Tear but it wasn’t obligatory.
We welcomed two visitors Sally and Hilary who decided that they would like to have a go with the transfer art paints and considering they hadn’t done much previously produced some fabric pictures to be proud of.
Fiona experimented with freezer paper and stencils and dyed some fabric using polystyrene balls and elastic bands as resist….
And she brought along a little fabric basket that she had made with some fabric that she dyed at the December meeting – which looked very effective.
Liz used a cardboard leaf stencil and markel sticks to produce a beautiful piece of fabric
Monica cut out a freezer paper dala horse and experimented with acrylics, markel sticks and Jacquard lumiere paints to determine which looked best. She then drew a panel with fabric pens and used inktense pencils to colour in. She also dyed a piece of fabric and used a bird block print.
Caroline tie dyed some fabric and experimented with Jacquard lumiere paints and stencils producing a stunning piece of fabric
All in all – a very busy day but always time for a chat!