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!
As ever, after the usual catch up over coffee, there was a great flurry of activity to create and experiment with various paint mediums.
At last month’s meeting there was a suggestion that some might like to create some folk art. Monica had downloaded some images and made stencils with freezer paper and Jan didn’t hesitate to get stuck in to have a go with great results
We look forward to seeing her beautiful image as a finished piece of work.
Ann was busy stencilling a delicate design on some fabric that she had dyed
and helped Salinder with her fabric dyeing
Chris was busy developing on a sea theme – and created these beautiful images after making stencils from freezer paper and colouring with markel sticks
Caroline busied herself experimenting with inktense sticks creating a lovely piece of fabric
And even had time to chat with Fiona who was taking a break from fabric dyeing and stencilling
At the end of the day Fiona had produced a wonderful image with fabric dye and markel sticks
Keris was busy embellishing a book cover ready for her next trip abroad – and very nice it looks too!
And Isobelle brought along a beautiful autumnal wall hanging that she had made using transfer art paints
Yet another action packed day – looking forward to next month already!
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!
Nights are drawing in and the group are busily creating the most beautiful pieces of work – which was very evident at todays CE meeting.
But before we oohed and aahed at the beautiful works of art that were on show we welcomed Yvonne Randall who brought along some lovely bits of haberdashery and fabric to tempt us. She also demonstrated her Accucut machine and die cuts which was great fun.
And we welcomed Chris Morfett as a new member to the group. She is known to many in the group already for the lovely miniature teddies that she makes. For example, at today’s show and tell she showed the group a beautiful quilt that she has just completed.
Chris D brought in a cross stitch of her grandfather which was absolutley stunning. She had taken it to St Fagan’s to show them.
She had also been busy making underwear travel bags for grandchildren and adult family members which looked like fun items to have in your suitcase
Gilly had made a cute little knitting bag for a friend
Keris and Corinne reported that they had recently been to the Kirsty Allsop handmade fair at Hampton Court. They showed tea towels that they had printed
Isobelle’s piece was work in progress. She had painted the fabric for her wall hanging with transfer art paints and is now busy stitching into it. Looking lovely Isobelle!
Hilary showed a piece that she recently completed at a textile workshop
Fiona showed a beautiful bag, needle case and pin cushion that she had made. She has offered to run a workshop to show how to make the bags so watch this space!
Sylvana was busy basting a quilt together to give as a gift to a family member.
And Salider had two beautiful quilts to show
Sone were busy focusing on Christmas. As well as making this beautiful bag Marie was busy making Christmas wall hangings.
And Caroline was on a mission to get stuck into her Chrsitmas tree wall hanging. Caroline was the focus of attention as many of the group will be making one at the November session
Finally, Monica thanked Hilary for her contribution to CE over the last 5 years as she has now stepped down from running the group.
And then Monica gave an update on the recent WW1 quilt exhibitions in Old hall Cowbridge and Giles Gallery Pontyclun and announced that the quilts would once again be displayed in Cowbridge shops to support the British Legion appeal. They will be in the shop windows between 31 October and 14 November 2016. Shops that have generously offered window space include ty Hafan Emporium, David Barnes Dry Cleaners, Costa Coffee, Beauty Within and Jon Ian shoes. Hilary also gave an update on her initiative to make Big Poppies to complement the WW1 quilts and Poppy Appeal
Dyeing to Paint was underway again after the summer break and there was an eagerness to get going on creating. As ever there were some amazing results.
The recently purchased print blocks and paints were popular and resulted in various pieces of work containing acorns, seed heads and poppy seed heads
Liz was on a mission with them
and Fiona created a wonderful fabric landscape by first dyeing her fabric them overprinting with the new blocks
Isobelle experimented with the transfer art paints (TAP) to good effect
And Hillary painted with the TAP paints and transferred her image onto a small canvas which looked amazing
Glynis made a print block using a geranium leaf. Love the colours Glynis.
and a number of people created pieces with Glynis’ flower stencil. Lots of potential here for some fancy stitching!
and Stephanie had a beautiful piece of fabric created using painted bondaweb
Finally, Salinder showed some cards that she had made using used tea bags, a little paint and some machine embroidery.
Looking forward to seeing some beautiful finished pieces soon!
After deciding that we needed to be a bit more structured this month Dyeing to Paint members focused on creating textured landscpaes – taking inspiration from Wendy Dolan’s new book
The first step was to share white and cream fabrics to creat a textured base. Here Keris is patiently putting hers together
Once the background was secured it was time to paint. Corinne was exploring using autumn colours and had fussy cut her leaves from a white fabric and then painted them
Caroline was using lots of colour and adding foils
Monica was busy creating a landscape from a photo she had taken of the local woods. She painted bondaweb to make the trees
And, Liz had created a very textured background with wool fabrics – which came alive when she added paint
The new toy was xpandaprint which most had a go with to enhance their textured backgrounds. Great fun to use with spectacular results.
Whilst a number of the group were absorbed in this exercise others were busy in their own zones…..
Ann, who was completely encircled with jars of paint, produced some lovely marbled effect pieces of fabric
Keris had started to work on completing a piece of work she began a while ago when she was experimenting with transfer art paints.
Hilary was playing with tyvek and the heat gun
Whilst, others were taking a well earned lunch break!
Monica showed the group a photo of some fabric flowers that she had made from a Gillian Travis kit – and Hilary brought in the flowers that she had made.
It wasn’t long before a decision was made to have a day so that everyone could make them!
As ever HAPPY DAYS at Dyeing to Paint
“Hello Monica. How lovely to hear that my book gave you all inspiration for your work. The images are great so thank you so much for sending them to me. I wish you all the very best and perhaps will see some of you at the festival of quilts where I will have a small demonstrators stand“.Best wishes WendyDolan
At Dyeing to Paint today the focus was on painting with shaving foam and transfer art paints.
The shaving foam produced some wonderful landscape backgrounds which gave huge scope for creativity. So much so that Corinne started straight away to enhance her background fabric with fabric pens and more paint sprinkled with salt.
Caroline took a much different approach and went for the abstract which also worked extremely well
Meanwhile others decided to further explore the transfer art paints. Kira and Keris were very quietly concentraing on painting an Islamic design
Which, when transferred to fabric, looked terrific
Hillary decided to paint birds that she had seen in a magazine which look very effective
And Glynis painted Islamic images to great effect.
Whilst all this was going on Fiona was quietly creating a tile image with the lino cut tools
And, the day spurred Monica on to think about developing a transfer art paint image that she had made earlier. The image has been bordered with a fabric that has been dyed using soya wax as a resist and is now ready for a little free machine embroidery
A very productive day….. and it went in a flash!!!!