Sunday, 7 November 2010

Thursday Gallery Day

On Thursday, I went into The Gallery to start the
big move round!
This is what it looked like before I started,
great but same, same. I will show you next week the
difference and see what you think.
Yes! as you have gathered I am now
2 days a week @ The Gallery.
I feel so lucky surrounded by all
the creativity.
Jim has his drawing class on a Thursday morning.
While I was working I listened to all the wonderful tips
and encouragement he gave his students.
See more of what goes on at The Gallery and

Free Machine Embroidery

Jeanette is making fabric books in the shape of an archway.
After making the backgrounds and window shapes she is
making free machine embroidery additions to add details
and interest.
I normally use the water soluble plastic to embroider on
but Jeanette is using the water soluble paper!
It worked well but takes a little longer to dissolve and leaves
a bit of a pulpy residue around the intense detail.
I showed Jenette how to tease the pulpy bits out with a firm brush,
be careful not to pull or distort the stitches.
After its all dissolved the stitched interest can be cut out and I
use a soldering iron to reveal the layers of coloured
sheers underneath.
She more of my work on my website
the fine details

Carol's Finished Sun Bonnet Wallhanging

Carol's finished her Sun Bonnet Sue Wallhanging
for her daughter. With this wallhanging she learnt
many new techniques including applique with
Bonda Webb/Wonder Webb. Bias Binding making.
and 'Hatch Quilting' with her machine foot and gauge.
I love the colours and I am sure her daughter will love it too!
Well done Carol!
See more wallhangings on my website

Gallery Day 3rd November 2010

Jeannie is making a designer bag, a mixture of a
downloaded pattern and her own adaptions.
Here she is sewing on the tassel and button.
As you can see the colour fabric and sample boxes get everywhere on
Gallery Taster Sessions.
See more bags on my website

Gallery Day 3rd November 2010

As usual lots going on @The Gallery.
Pat has just finished a Mixed Media Collage,
She started it last week combining all the
techniques she has learnt over the years.
Lovely Medieval colours and building shapes.
Well done Pat!
See more of what happens @The Gallery