Friday, 21 June 2013

Jewelled Bag

With teaching lots of metal work, students 
like to make their samples into a projects so here is one of the bags, 
inspired by Klimt.
Lots of metal foiling and stitch. 

Jayne's Stall

I love supporting local events especially when they are raising
money for charity. 
Jane' one the Tuesday Girls had a stall with her friends in Swaffham
to raise money for the Dereham Cancer Care Centre and Future Sense.
With me holding classes there it was even more of a pleasure.
There were lots of hand crafted items to look at and with the
weather being so good there was tea and cakes in the garden.
I brought several cards and a peg bag from Jayne. 
I needed a new one and it is a lovely addition to my line.
She was a bit embarrassed and several people said,
"Aren't you going to make one?"
My reply,
Not like Jayne's it is beautiful!
You can see them hanging up behind Jayne in the photo.
Brian- wooden toys, bird boxes etc
Louise- unique bespoke personalised cards for all occasions.
Rebecca- assorted beaded brooches and assorted items.
Alice- unique fabric handicrafts framed.
Julia- beaded bookmarks etc
Ann- individual cards for al occasions.
Jayne- assorted textiles and wooden handicrafts.
Elly- Jewellery
Trish- cake stall.
We should all support events like these as people are
putting their heart and sole into them.

Skull and Cross Bone Quilt

Another Anne made a Skull and Cross Bone Quilt for her Grand Son.
This is Anne's second quilt!
The quilting is all different sizes of skulls!
So really well done!
Anne learnt so many new techniques and she is now starting a
red and white stitched quilt. 
See more quilts by clicking the written label below.

A Table Runner and an Owl

Muriel has made several table runners as friends see the ones around
her home. This one has machine embroidered quilting
motifs in each of the middle squares which
really add to the design.
Muriel also had some fun with making her owl!

Matishall Football Team Cushion

Anne has made this cushion for her Grand Son and it looks like 
she will have to make a few more for the team.
Each of the footballs are made of appliqued hexagons and
hand embroidered.
See more cushions by clicking the written label below.

Mackerel Beauty

Gill has been making a Dream Weaver Design 
for her final project for the City and Guilds Creative Textile Certificate, after
enjoying making and exploring Dorset Buttons. 
Each circle is exploring a different 
dream of 'The Mousehole Cat'.
See this previous post for more of Gill's wonderful work and the
first instalment of 'The Mousehole Cat'.
I just love this Cornish Tale. 

Baby Quilt

Brenda has also been making a cot quilt for her new Grand Daughter.
Brenda hasn't made a cot quilt like this before so she was trying out
new techniques and stitches.
See more cot quilts by clicking the written labels below

Brenda's Bag

Brenda has made two "Windmill Bags' now.
One for herself and this one is for a friend.
I just love the floral lining with the taupe and spot outer fabric.
It gives the whole look of the bag a lift.
See more bags by clicking the written labels below.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Dragon Bookmark

Carol made a Dragon Bookmark for her Grandson from
the embossed and coloured metal.
Such a lovely dragons face!
See more about creating metals for textiles by 
clicking on the written labels below.

Textile Metal

We have had a couple of weeks embossing and stitching metal.
Everyone started with a drinks can but the results
are all different!
They are embossed with plastic plates through a Cuttle Bug or
by drawing with a ball point pen.
The metal is then coloured with Acrylic Inks, Staz On Ink Pads,
Glass Paint or Nail Varnish.
The metal is then cut out in so many different and applied with
the sewing machine using a variety of stitches to textiles.
Many made cards, brooches, bookmarks and bags.
I will be teaching more of these creative metal work and recycle
days this summer.
See more examples by clicking the written or photo posts below.