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Our theme for the September postcard is “Spring is Sprung” and there were several postcards finished and on display:

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Our mini tutorials this month were applique, reverse applique and free machine embroidery. There were many beautiful and inspiring pieces on display including Pauline’s Tiffany inspired piece:

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Lots of FME:

FME by Jill

FME by Jill

FME by Jenny

FME by Jenny

Some postcards being worked on from previous months:

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And some other rather wonderful stitchery on eco-printed and dyed fabric from Kerrie’s worksop:

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Creative stitching by Carol

Creative stitching by Carol

Planning has begun for our Geelong EGV 50th year celebrations in 2018 and it has been suggested that GeeTAG have their own exhibition early in the year. We are open to suggestions for a focus/theme for this exhibition which will also become our program for 2017 so put your creative thinking caps on, feedback greatly welcomed.

Also keep in mind our 5th Saturday off-site messy gathering on October 29th. The theme will be printing and we hope to have a few stations set up to try different ways of printing.

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Our November meeting saw a treasure trove of handmade books revealed. Thank you to Kerrie for her knowledgeable chat on the art of bookmaking. A few of the books and covers displayed:

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Needleweaving on the coptic binding

Needleweaving on the coptic binding

 

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Detail of Pauleen's bookcover

Detail of Pauleen’s bookcover

 

We are all now working on finishing our technique samplers from each month to put into our individual Book of 2014. Remember to leave the cover until after our December meeting, Kerrie will have a surprise package for all to incorporate.

Our pages will include beautiful creative canvaswork:

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Canvaswork 7Pin needleweaving will make an appearance:

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And lots of embellishment and encrustation of stitch:

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What an amazingly talented bunch you all are!!

 

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Our technique for the August meeting was stitching on paper with Kerrie presenting a multitude of options for creating the substrate. These included collaging paper to paper or fabric with glue stick, iron on fusible or just machine and/or hand stitch. There were even pockets, printing and zips and Kerrie’s favourite motif!

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Stitching on Paper 2There are also some photos on Kerrie’s blog here.

I have done some FME doodling and a little seed stitching on my collaged paper but hope to add some more stitching before it goes into my 2014 GeeTAG book. My base fabric was felt but any fabric or paper/cardboard could be used.

Paper stitch collagePauline had finished her really impressive soldering iron page from last month’s meeting:

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Our next two meetings are: September-Needleweaving led by Pauline and Gillian and October-Canvaswork led by Jenny and ?

As I will be overseas for the next two monthly get togethers, Kerrie will be updating the blog, so email through photos of any finished pieces to Kerrie or bring to the next meeting.

 

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Great results from the meeting this week with everybody having a go at felting vessels. It is extraordinary how many different forms were made from the one activity. 

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Excellent tutoring girls!

Shirley brought along her quilt from Ballarat Fibre Arts:

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And Pauleen has been making some creatively coloured fabric (while on her winter visit north). These include rubbings and overprinting. Lovely colours Pauleen.

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It was a very busy meeting this month as we also played host to the travelling suitcase ‘Amina’ from ATASDA.

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TS5Great opportunity to see such a wide variety of textile works close up.

September’s meeting will be our bring, stitch and sew month. Don’t forget to bring those ATC’s for our display at our biannual exhibition and any extra items for the gift shop.

 

 

 

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Our meeting this month was an “inbetweenie”.

At the beginning of the year the committee decided to try alternating new techniques with “stitch and sew” months and this has worked fabulously.

This month we had members working on a variety of techniques and pieces as well as sharing their discoveries and successes.

We are continuing to collect ATCs for our Biannual exhibition, themed for 2013 as ‘Alice in Threadland’. The back of the ATC is a transfer of a playing card and we have multiple creative interpretations of the theme including the Cheshire Cat:

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Colourful hand embroidery on bookcover:

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Applying techniques to create a casket:

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A colouring technique (ask Jenny about this one):

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detail and the whole piece incorporating crazy patchwork:

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Experimenting with the marble technique in silk:

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Op Shop refashioning:

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Zentangle design:

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Another application of patchwork techniques:

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What an amazingly creative bunch and how great to see all these items being worked on!!

August is felting month and the leaders, Maureen and Helen had little kits available for purchase last meeting. If you want to join in please let me know and I will let Helen know how many kits are needed ($3 each).

The photo was included at the end of last month’s round up and here is some more inspiration:

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See you all August 10th, an email will go round with the items you need to bring in addition to the little kit provided.

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Well done to Shirley who won a prize in the  Corangamite Waterwatch Fibre Arts Competition. Shirley’s entry is on display for June at COPACC in Colac.

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This post is looking back to our April & May workshops. We began and continued embellishing ATC cards based on the theme for our biannual exhibition: Alice in Threadland. Details for the exhibition can be found on the Embroiderers Guild website. (Photos to come).

 

At the May meeting one of our members, Shirley, showed her wonderful memorial book on her Great Uncle based on her research into his life and experiences in WW1. More info is in these articles here and here.

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She also attended a workshop on the “Confetti Landscape” process.

Before netting:

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After netting and stitching:

confetti 1Thanks for sharing your inspiring work Shirley

 

 

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