Sunday, 19 February 2012

Textile Tuesday 14th February 2012

Pat is one of my students who has been coming along
to Textile Tuesday @The Gallery for the last 2 years.
She is a Mixed Media Artist and is wanting to get to
know Patchwork and Quilting a little better.
She has mixed up her medias in the Crazywork Patchwork
square above and
Pat also has a new Great Grandson on the way
so, is busy getting him a quilt ready.
As usual though, when we do 'Show and Tell',
students are really hard on themselves and
show their mistakes to the group before they
take in the admiration from the group.
I encourage more patting on the back then criticism.
We all know you learn by your mistakes as much as your
successes but sometimes it's nice to just take the
project in, know where you could have improved or where
you would do it in a different way next time.
Happy Creating!

Gallery Tuesday Heart Origami

On the 14th, Valentines Day I gave all of my students
who shared their day at class a origami heart.
See how these are made on my tech site.

Weeting Quilt Group 13th February 2012

It was our first meeting back after our Winter break
and the snow was still on the ground outside the hall.
Lots of members turned out on the cold day and
we were soon sewing, chatting and catching up.
Lots of 'Show and Tell', especially
Sue with her Wholecloth Quilt.
She only has the borders to finish.
It is stunning.
Sue brought the printed wholecloth sheet and then
backed it with sateen. The sateen is going to be the front.
So technically she is working from the back. Her stitches
are small and even and shows her dedication.
Visit Cottonpatch to purchase a printed top.

Transfer Photographs and Print Onto Fabric

This month I have taken the printer and prepared
fabric into classes so students could experiment with
photo transfer on an ordinary printer.I explained how they
could have a go at home if they wanted.
There has been so many wonderful photos and
pictures come in for transfer with stories and
memories attached.
I love the sharing of creating!
These fabric images are now being made into
wall hangings, cushions, albums and keepsakes.
Just lovely!

Quillo Making at Knit Wits 9th February

So many quillo's are being made now
and it so lovely to see.
Every one although follows my pattern look
entirely different.
Ros has been working on this one for her Dad.
It is so fresh and shows Ros's style in the colour
See more quillo's by clicking on the labels below

Book Page Inspired by Whitby

This is another one of Jeanette's finished pages.
Inspired by Whitby as you can tell with the gothic
shell of the Cathedral.
They are so richly decorated.
Lots of mixed media techniques were involved in this piece.
Well done Jeanette!
See more of Jeanette's pages and work by
clicking the labels below.

Book Cover

With 'Lace, Trimmings, Embellishment and Transfer',
being the inspiration of the month at classes.
I have been encouraging students to go through their
stashes and see what they have and share.
Helen brought along a piece of fabric that she had
fused to a piece of pelmet vylene and wanted to know
how she could embellish it and make it into a book cover.
I love mixing up the medias as you know, so this was
great showing someone how they could take their sparkly
bits and pieces, lace and trim and have fun.
It is all put onto the stiffened fabric with fusible web
and then covered with voile and stitched.
Helen added coloured lace trimming and
a beautiful shimmery butterfly.
Well done Helen!
See more book covers by clicking on the labels below.

Dinosaur Quilts

I love the variety of creative projects that are being made
at classes and the above one is a quillo being made for
a Grandson who loves Dinosaurs.
Jenny has cross stitched different dinos and pieced
them in blocks around the border of a printed panel.