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Thank you to Gillian and Carol for inspiring us with their fabric paper examples for our March meeting. We had a wonderfully relaxing and productive afternoon chatting and collaging a variety of paper and other items onto fabric to create pieces of fabric paper for further embellishment. Hopefully we will see these made into a variety of possibilities including these wonderful hanging birds:

Paper cloth birds

The application of this one simple techniques resulted in great diversity. Meg’s piece showing a progression as more strips were added.

Jenny created two quite different pieces.

Laurene’s variety of different items -top and Rhonda’s retro pirates and mermaids -below:

Gillian in progress -top and completed -bottom with the dark shadowing giving great effect.

Carol displaying her great compositional skills

Gail – top and Gillian – bottom using bright colour combos

And my quite subtle combos using a variety of tissue papers, teabags and dyed silk rod (requiring some more embellishment -possibly printing.)

Our group will be participating in the group challenge for our Embroiderer’s Guild exhibition in September. The theme for the challenge is “Something in the air”. For this we are creating LP or EP record covers of songs that reflect the theme. Below are some of the interpretations: Carol’s Space Oddity and Laurene’s Somewhere over the rainbow.

Record covers

Last month wings were made and today they reappeared as winged creatures:

Winged creatures
Winged

Some of Laurene’s book pages from her wonderful textile books:

Bookmaking

We now have a break for Easter Saturday and will be back in May for a cord making round robin.

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Thank you to Kerrie for all her preparation and an inspiring demonstration of a range of techniques on the gelli plates. Less is definitely not more when it comes to gelli printing, the more layers the better in most cases!

Kerrie demonstrating Gelli printing
Textures and colours

After her excellent presentation we all got seriously to work and the results were quite outstanding from just 1-2 hours:

Gelli prints
More gelli prints

Pauline brought her in progress fabric pages from last month’s meeting on using a variety of pencils and crayons on fabric, looking amazing!

Pauline’s Inktense pages

Jenny combined colour, fabric and free machine stitching to create some fabulous flowers:

Jenny’s flowers

Just a reminder that in April we will be having a ‘stitch’ week where we can work into our artistic cloth and paper (stitch on paper too!) and perhaps transform into a form- a book, 3D, postcard, ATC. Bring along all your bits and bobs and be inspired by how others transform their pieces.

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And We’re Back

Our first meeting for what is going to be an amazingly busy year. Planning is well and truly underway for our group exhibition in March, celebrating ten years of adventures in textile arts. For the first two months we have agreed to work on our own projects, some of which will be featured in the exhibition. There was lots of discussion about the year ahead and some show and tell.

Rosalie brought along her paper vessels. They are much smaller than you think.

These are photos of  Pauline’s scroll /book, not quite finished but will be for the exhibition.

Laurene had her scrolls.

And Jenny had some pieces that she had been ‘playing’ around with.

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