The sun was shining, the temperature rising and we were all on a mission to sew – postcards! Though there was a flurry of activity on lots of other projects…
Jan had been making bags to put all her sewing tools in
Corinnne had been busy making a baby bag with changing mat for a relative
Glynis had been making dolls for Ty Hafan – well done eveyone!
And, at show and tell there was a wealth of lovely work to enjoy viewing
The Project Linus quilt has now been completed along with a bag to keep it in
Jeannie showed a beautiful quilt that she has recently completed – made from silk and shot cotton. She is sending it to be exhibitied at the 2018 Festival of Stitch at NEC
She also showed a small hanging of a fish that will be exhibited in our exhibition in the Tapestri cafe in August. This quilt has also been exhibited at the NEC Festival of Quilts
Truda brought a quilt along to show which will be included in our exhibition at Tapestri cafe
And Pat handed in 2 lovely pieces for the exhibition
Sally showed a lovely quilt that she is completing
Monica showed a quilt that she had made from scraps
Corinne and Salinder had also been busy making small wall hangings
And Rosie and Janet handed it two lovely pieces of work for the Swansea Festival of Stitch silent auction which will take place on 21 April
Last, but certainly not least are the beautiful array of postcards some of which were created at last weeks workshop and others that have emerged since.
A huge thank you to everyone who has given their support to our various projects and we look forward to seeing much wonderful work at next month’s show and tell
Today we have a bit of a fishy story to tell which is to do with our forthcoming Swansea exhibition.
Members were tasked with making fabric fish that will eventually be made into bunting and hung at the Tapestri cafe
to enhance our exhibition – which is very much sea themed…
The extra windmills that some members of the group had made at home were also very welcome…
And one of the multi windmills had been completed
We are certainly going to have a very colourful exhibition – don’t forget to bring you sunglasses and bathers when you visit!
There was also a lot of work going on in the background to make new pieces of work for the exhibition.
Fiona showed a piece of work she had painted at Dyeing to Paint and two pieces that she had made with Hilary Beattie
Corinne showed a bed runner, called Ocean 10, that she has recently completed
In addition to all this there were many other pieces of work in the making or completed
Jeannie was making a quilt with silk fabric, which looked lovely
Amanda was busy making pages for her fabric journal
And Jane was in the process of completing a lovely bunny
Brenda showed a beautiful quilt she made when Glamorgan Quilters met in the Old Hall in Cowbridge, which is quite some time ago now. It is the view from the window over the gardens
Rosie and janet showed the group quilts that they have recently completed – their first quilts ever – which looked stunning. And, they are being donated to Project Linus
Last but not least the group Project Linus Quilt is progessing well though throwing up a few challenges hers and there. The long panels are now being sewn together so it shouldn’t be too long before it is completed. Well done to everyone involved, particulary today, Corinne and Sally who spent a lot of time making sure the sashing was accurate – and were very grateful for the advice provided by Julia
What a splendid team we have at Cutting Edge!
Dyeing to Paint members don’t normally meet in August because there is the myth that everyone is away on holiday?
Not true because today eleven eager members turned up ready and eager to create!
Still popular was the ice-dyeing.
Many thnaks to Caroline for replenishing the ice supply at short notice!
A wealth of other resources were also being used, including some lovely stencils that Fiona brought along and shared.
These are Caroline’s pieces of work – always full of vibrant colour – beautiful!
Seedheads were popular. Jan stencilled hers in a subtle shade – they are just waiting for some creative stitch Jan.
Isobelle tried out the seed heads as well and then produced a lovely piece of fabric using the rollergraph.
Isobelle also brought along a mosaic fabric seahorse that she is making and will look stunning when it is finished.
And, Fiona brought along two wonderful wall hangings that she had made using the seed head stencil. Love the holographic threads that were used.
Apologies to Fiona as these photos don’t do her work justice!
Fran was busy using her gelli plates and produced this amazing piece of work
Monica was busy trying, not too successfuly at times, to stencil shells onto a piece of previously dyed fabric. Many thanks to Isobelle, Jan and Hillary for their pearls of wisdom – always a winner!
And Glynis brought two completed pieces of work that will be used for our stand at the Ystradowen Village Hall day on 16 September
Glynis also brought her sister in law with her today and how artistic is she! Look at this beautiful picture she created. We hope you have a lovely day Vivienne and thank you for your company.
As ever, a busy and creative day interspersed with lots of chatter and banter – an ideal recipe for fun.