Connect in Threads are a group of like-minded thread obsessives who share ideas, inspiration and textile chat. We are a group of textile Artists working individually and as a group to exhibit anything to do with fabric and thread and the wonderful diverse world of textiles. We love hand and machine embroidery, weaving, felting, embellishing, knitting, painting and printmaking in all of its forms.
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
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 piece...as 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...