Sunday, 16 April 2017

April... Happy Easter

Ruth shared this lovely piece of work with us. What a beautiful idea and gift from Heather. Beauty in a tin!
We all worked on individual projects this morning.
Debbie has completed a monochromatic felt piece in her inimitable style
Another monochromatic piece in cool blue this time by Janet Leeper
A fabulous Easter table runner in progress by Pat. A wonderful quilted piece Pat.
 Jude working on samples and experiments to use on a forthcoming workshop
 Sylvia completed a beautiful quilt in grey and duck egg
 Ruth is converting a coat into a bag.
 Ruth also worked on her Kantha panels from her recent holiday.

 Janet working on her peg loom
 Margaret experimented with her new Sizzix machine cutting patterns for her colour book.
 Elaine began the new "layered" topic introduced by Elise as the latest challenge
Inspired by Amanda Hislop book
Work from previous 'challenges'

 This afternoon we looked at, talked about and worked in our colour books. They are such a treat for the eyes and are proving really useful.
Our thoughts today were with Pat Withers.
We missed you today Pat. Hope to see you soon.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Soon be spring...March 2017

Here we are... March already. Spring will soon be upon us.
Elise introduced the idea of "Foiling" after previously sending out an information sheet on the subject.
Elise gave out coloured foils to those who wanted to trial the technique.
February's challenge, introduced by Elise, was hand embroidery and these 4 beautiful examples are by Jean
Stitching into the spaces of Sequin waste

Jude then introduced the project for today.  "Making  your own blocks for Printmaking."
We all brought in everything but the kitchen sink
...and then set to work with card, funky foam, string, cork, clingfilm amongst many others.
We all admired Elysia's collagraph prints
Elaine's prints

Pat's prints, developing a theme of birds
Lillian's sunset print over Monet's garden
This afternoon Dawn continued with the hand embroidery project on her beautiful indigo fabrics.

Pat made 2 lovely blocks. One is using string and the other using felt.
       Pat's lovely print on manuscript paper
More prints, printing plate and birds by Joy showing positive and negative to good effect. Great texture Joy.
Janet L working on her hand embroidery. Stunning as always Janet.
Clare happily travelled light today and made light work of this lovely piece with tissue paper and colour.
Sylvia completed her black and white plus one project. Beautifully balanced and hand stitched to include beads and a little metal thread.
So now Sylvia is straight onto another you do.
Margaret 's cushion inspired by Anne's colourful quilts. So much to see including some lovely feather stitch.
Janet C working on her travelling sketch book...U is for un-zip, underwear...

Lots done today.

A very productive day. Well done everyone!