Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November - Chalk Pastels & Needlefelting

Colour Book work today was based on cutting out stencils and using chalk pastels or charcoal to off-set tone. The pastels were applied to the edge of the stencil and then gently rubbed outwards. Positive and negative shapes can be repeated with ease to create designs
The effects were terrific
Clare's Cubist Pears
Needlefelting was on the menu for a few of us today. Applying threads, chiffon and felt to a woollen/felt background by barbed needles. The needles can be held by hand or by the use of an electric Embellisher which is much quicker as you can have up to 5 needles
 Other work took place as it is very near to Christmas
There were also a few elephants turning up to join our ever growing herd
Wonderful work Heather
The importance of sharing and advising one another is never far away

 Hand Embroidery is always prevalent and practised

Designs and Suffolk puffs in preparation for our Black, White and one other colour project
Stencil cutting on a Sizzix machine
Roberta has become a member of this
and has kindly let me photograph it to share it with you all. It has lots of benefits - see Roberta or check out the website

December will soon be upon us and it will be party time - working on whatever you want to and enjoying a plate of party food and drinks with one another. Such fun!