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.
The morning was spent without me cracking the whip but work continued on an individual basis in my absence and also in the Colour books (CBs)
I am impressed at the enthusiasm for the Colour books I have to say!
In the afternoon we began a new page in our CBs based on repeating motifs
Without using the word "design" everyone was repeating their pattern taken from an image in the CBs, and developing some lovely design work just as a fabric printer would when designing material for furnishing fabrics or fashion
Motifs were reflected and turned upside down. Dropped a full drop, a half drop, moved diagonally and so on. The designs were then carefully coloured in individual colour combinations or in monochrome
We ended the day by discussing the progress of our elephant work
Alma never ceases to surprise us and she produced 5 exotic elephants
Here is Sylvia hard at work on her printed elephant - looking amazing! (Both Sylvia and the work)
Thank you ladies for a very productive day and thank you to my trusty photographer Elise