Not only was it a bright and sunny day outside today it was sunny all the way inside Ystradowen Village Hall where a small group of ‘flower girls’ beavered away to make fabric flowers
It is not clear what the discussion was here but could it be ‘is mine better than yours?’ – never!
And whilst it seemed that heads were down concentrating on the job in hand there was quite a bit of discussion going on about what could have been done instead of following the instructons. For instance –
Jan was heard to say ‘we could have used a glue gun!‘
Glynis commented that ‘we could have wrapped the stem in florist tape’
Jeannie thought it would be good ‘to wrap the stem with felt and use florists tape on top’
Jan – ‘how can you (w)rap without music?‘
Chris – ‘has anyone put the kettle on yet?‘
Helen – they would look good made in Liberty fabric
And Jan was horrifed when she found out she would have to HAND SEW!
So….. it seems that any future flowers will be constructed in a very different way!
All in all, a lovely cheery day – as you can see here
Hi thanks for a fun packed day, really great. Thanks again for giving up your day for the flower girls. Catherine
I thought it was a great day too and thank you for showing us all and updating the blog in such a fun way.😊👍🏻 Jan
Fab day, Monica, when I’d got myself organised! Thanks so much for sorting us out. Am determined to bring you a finished one for next week. Gilly
Ystradowen Village hall was buzzing today with fourteen sewing enthiusiasts beaverng away on their unfinished creations .
The “noisy but nice” corner got off to an enthusiastic start. Catherine was working on some flower panels.
and showed off the quilt bag that she currently making at a craft class.
Jan brought her bag along, and though distracted with a birthday cake to celebrate her “21st birthday” made good progress with it.
Jeannie was her usual productive self. First she completed a quilt that she is donating to Project Linus.
Then she completed two hand embroidered cushion covers that she is donating to our fundraising event – so generous and much appreciated!
Stephanie brought along a quilt to work on.
and showed some stack and wack panels that she had made at a workshop.
Bridget was quietly hand quilting.
Gilly was machine quilting.
and Kathryn was working on a book that she is making at a craft class.
Corinne and Keris were busy working on quilts. Corinne managed to sandwich hers together ready for quilting.
And Keris was sewing the border on – nearly there!
A lovely, cheery, colourful and productve day – well done everyone!
Booking is essential. if you would like to join us download the booking form here updatecraftteabookingform
Friday 20 June 2014 was a memorable day because not only did a small group of people create the most amazing images under the expert guidance of Edinburgh textile artist Pat Archibald, Ystradowen Village Hall has never been so quiet when our sewing group has met there!
There was a mixture of deep thought and concentration, and quiet determination combined with a calm approach from Pat – what more could you ask for?
Pat was always on hand to give a helping hand.
And, as a result it wasn’t long before the the images came together.
New tips and techniques were learnt and before ending the day Pat advised on how to finish off the images, as well as showing us some of her wonderful quilts.
Enjoyment of the day was evidenced by numerous requests for Pat to return in the future and the email feedback, which included the following:
“Thank you for organising today, I thoroughly enjoyed. Now I need to finish it off before my memory fails me!! I thought Pat was very good in delivering the new techniques to us, I would certainly enrol on any future courses with her. The day went very quickly, we were all so busy there was no time for gossip – not like the usual cutting edge meeting”! Liz
“Just to say thanks for organising yesterday’s workshop I really enjoyed it, now looking forward to finishing mine. Would definitely go another of Pat’s courses if she comes to Wales again”. Chris
“It was a lovely day today I enjoyed the workshop very much and have been quite inspired. I only realised after I was in the car that I had not thanked Pat for her time, effort and understandable tuition. Please would you pass on my thanks”. Linda
“Well done Pat and many, many thanks for a most enjoyable day”!
“Thank you so much for last weeks workshop It was lovely to be there working with such a nice group of women and was great to see what everyone had produced. I spent Monday finishing mine off and I am thoroughly delighted with it. I was so impressed with Pat Archibald, she was such an unassuming and talented lady who was very organised and encouraging to those of us attending. I will send you a picture of my work soon”. Carol
A quick reminder that we meet again on Tuesday 10 June at Ystradowen Village Hall between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
As usual, tea, coffee and biscuits will be available but you will need to bring lunch
Looking forward to seeing you!
Edinburgh Textile Artist Pat Archibald is running her Ghosts of the Orient workshop
on Friday 20 June 2014
at Ystradowen Village Hall, Vale of Glamorgan
between 10.00am and 4.00pm
In this workshop you will learn in easy stages how to create a translucent of a Chinese junk or Dhow sailing away into the setting sun using layers of nets, sheers and foils. As well as her ‘ghost images’ technique Pat will cover gilding and foiling in this workshop. A choice of kit is supplied for this class which is £15. It contains fabric, backing, wadding, nets, sheers and foils.
To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org