Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bolliwood Turrets

Jeanette is layering her Bolliwood Turrets so they are 3D.
If you look at the two pictures you will may just
spot the difference.....
The door decoration has been changed.
The small bells which are in the picture directly above
were a little too big and heavy for the piece.
So, Jeanette took them off and sewed the
sequins and beads on instead.
They really do the trick!
This is going to be an amazing finished piece.
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Textile Dream Tree

Pippa has now cut out her textile tree
and is working on the mixed media background.
Next week it is adding in the leaves and "Grounding",
the tree and then the adding
of all the wonderful objects to hang from the
Dreams and wishes as well as
pieces with special meaning.
I love these pieces where artists can explore their
creativity and learn techniques which they can
develop later in other pieces.
Pippa is really getting to grips with her
sewing machine which was on her
wish list to learn.
Keep watching!
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Stella is making a wallhanging for her Grand Daughter's
It has to be very contemporary and within certain
colour restraints due to the decoration in the intended's home.
It also contains Stella's Daughter's dress, so there
is going to be a heritage piece too!
(It is the white material with the black flowers).
All the fabrics were vintage or recycled so
it's clever aswell!
I always like quilts that follow the tradition
of patchwork and quilting.
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Embellished Needlecase

Stella made an embellished felt needlecase.
She had a very small one which had been made
for her by a Brownie over 20 years ago.
(See picture above)
It was a shame to put this aside so
it was sewn inside the new case.
A lovely item and keepsake.
It made us all smile:)
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Gallery Day 8th March 2011

Carol is beginning a new wallhanging using a 1930's
window as inspiration.
She is using the "Stained Glass Window" patchwork technique.
Here it is all cut out and ready for the bias binding that goes
in between the pieces to make it look like a stained glass
This will look very striking when it's finished.
Well done, Carol.
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