Thursday, 22 October 2015

Design day with Gillian Travis

Wow! Wonderfully creative and inspiring day, thanks to Gillian for kickstarting us on a different journey.
As you can see from these photos of work in progress, we had a lovely time!

Just a reminder that at our November meeting we will be continuing to work on these and progressing our own response to Gillian's input.
Thanks to Ann for Cake and Milk, Sue for lovely Corn bread and Lemon Drizzle cake.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Wednesday 21st October

Something to look forward to...............

Wednesday 21st October 2015
'Interchange Applique' with Gillian Travis


Design Work:
An image with a simple shape.
Coloured paper - make sure it is contrasting colours
Glue stick eg Pritt or similar
Paper scissors
Sketch book

Fabric Samples:
Bondaweb - Transfer adhesive
Fabric scissors
Batik fabrics or similar weight cotton fabric, in bright and contrasting
colours and not too patterned.
Backing fabric eg. light weight white or cream cotton.
505 spray - a temporary adhesive spray, useful but not essential.

Rotary cutter, cutting board, ruler.
Irons and boards will be provided.

We have the hall from 9am until 4pm. We need to set up tables, etc so
that we can start promptly 10am.

Don't forget your lunch!

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 21st.

Cut and Stretch

Thanks to Yvonne for a great design exercise.
We  'Cut and Stretched' today producing some interesting results.
You can tell those who had done this before because they knew
where they could interpret the instructions in their own way.
Something to try next time.........


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Monday 12th October

Our next session is 'Cut and Stretch' - a design exercise.
No room for procrastinating.  

Herewith the needs list for the ‘Cut and Stretch’ process which we shall attempt on Oct. 12th.


cutting equipment
sewing machine and sewing equipment
4 pieces of fabric – 3 toning, one contrast, about A4 size
(you may like to paint or stencil your fabric before you begin)
machine threads mainly to match the fabrics – some contrasts could bring the piece alive
threads in the same colourway for hand stitching – if you wish to hand stitch
small pointed embroidery scissors – for cutting out small fabric shapes

Please will people who have done this before bring their pieces; but we shall not be seeing them till the end of the meeting.

Many thanks