Friday, 20 July 2018

'' Write On'' July

 Adding the written word to a page or a fabric can transform a piece of work or add a new direction
Margaret Bos. Lettering projects for her daughters
           Lorraine's wonderful fountain pen to give you pen envy
Dina testing out different equipment
                          Annie's quotes on painted backgrounds
Di hard at work 

Writing equipment is so beautiful (not just for me, right?) 
Di at practice 
Janet L Adding lettering to her Colour Book
Cheryl at work, organised as usual 
Dina Well equipped as always
Lorraine working in a sketch book to illustrate the written word 
                               Dina - the equipment continues

 Dawn has finished her book of hand embroidered stitches
Rings from a Marks and Spencer necklace put to brilliant use
Sue's gift to Janet L 
                                              Sylvia's project
                                                 Joy's project
                          Gillian's page a day indigo backed book
         Elise has worked long and hard to compile a stitch book
These are just a few of the pages
Janet C working on her
square for Wightwick Manor

               Sue's printing stamps - pages from her Colour Book
Lillian's teeny tiny pieced patchwork 
A page from Janet L's Colour Book
Such a variety of work again
Who knew that the alphabet could have such an effect? Individual styles flowed in every colour, in all sizes with tails, serifs and swirls 

August Garden Party is our next meeting August 23rd 🎉🎂🌸
Happy Days

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Bookmaking in June 2018

We began our mission to free up our stash of printed papers and fabrics by making handmade books

Janet using found objects to experiment with mark making

Margaret's Gelli plate prints
(Here's one I made earlier - this beautiful piece of slashing in pa
stel colours by Margaret)

Inside view

Dina's display of arranging pieces depicting different techniques onto a backing
Hand embroidery - Ruth - tiny stitches
Sylvia arranging pages
Sylvia is holding a wonderful piece of ribbon which looks like roses
Pat enjoying a relaxing time with her watercolours
Clare busy cutting
Selecting 'pages' from old paintings - given a new lease of life as pages of a book
Lovely embroidered page Pat P
Elaine at the guillotine
Dawn makes intricate cuts for a tiny book using printed pages
Art work in sketch books
Di's printed shopping list
Elise has embroidered little gifted squares and turned them into a concertina book
It can be very therapeutic to put past work, once forgotten, to good use. New pages, lovely books, new inspiration for a new day.

Calligraphy to follow - how to and where to use it - In July

Thank you ladies,

Sunday, 15 April 2018

April ''No Showers here''

 Individuality is everywhere...
New baby due in Jude's family so a new patchwork quilt is the order of the day
 Lillian and Pat continued with their work begun with Stevie Walker
Pat enjoying her figure in layered cut work to add to the Stevie Walker project
Colour books - Gillian translated a printed page into a stitched page of stitches
A great idea to discover how to achieve texture with hand embroidery
How lovely is this stitched page of hot colours?
Teabag continuation ... blue and brown ... a great combination
Pages of seasons by Pat
Joy is working on one of her favourite subjects - ceramics for inspiration - stunning copper and turquoise
Joy painting - ceramic vase project
New project introduction for June and July -
We all brought in at least one hand made book to share with the group
So many techniques and ideas
Fabric and paper pages galore

The new book project is to be a way of using up our UFO's, our printed papers and fabrics
Other work continued
Ruth's patchwork - tumbling blocks - USA style

Annie's crazy patchwork with the addition of trees
Kay's hand embroidery for a forthcoming wedding
Margaret Biggs - blue and brown again
Group discussions and sharing of ideas
                A stencil print made on a gelli plate, french knots, running and stem stitch  - Jude

''Homework is to prepare for the book project in June and July''
Nothing like a good clear out for the summer