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In 2013, our in between months have been a bring and stitch, but also a great opportunity to share and discuss our current projects. Some members were stitching on their ‘coloured’ cloths from the October techniques meeting, others were continuing ongoing projects.

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Don’t forget our December meeting will be lunch, RSVP to Pauleen to book your seat for this popular round up to 2013.

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This month’s meeting was entitled colouring cloth and many techniques were shared and experimented with;  dyeing lace, gelli prints, rubbings, stencilling and stamping. Here is a photo montage of the girls at work having fun!

Colouring cloth 1

 

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Colouring cloth 3

 

Hope to see you all at the exhibition next week.

 

 

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Many of our members have taken advantage of the summer break to create.

Pauleen’s recycled xmas card book:

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Pauline McK printings and Shiva rubbing over rust dyed fabric:

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Pauleen’s stitching with a variety of rust dyed fabrics:

rust Pauleen Pauline McK also did some very effective rubbings using gold Shiva over stamps on the rusty fabric. I will post a photo when I get them.

Don’t forget next meeting on February 9th: we will be discussing and outlining a suggested program for the year, for our Bi-annual exhibition in October and for our Johnston Collection pieces in 2014.

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Time to begin catching up with the creativeness of our GeeTAG group.

I have a few photos of a recent meeting of the group where Shirley demonstrated how she made her lovely painted, stitched and textured pieces with Angie Hughes at last year’s Geelong textiles forum. Shirley brought along her wonderful pressurised spray bottles and we all had great fun spray painting our pieces of white cotton velvet. Then we removed some paint, then we stamped some more paint and added foil. Then we covered in sheer, stitched and distressed/cut away. All of this took two sessions over two months. Below are some progress shots:

These are both Pauline’s’s I believe. I have taken photos of my two but haven’t worked out how to get the photos off my new Nikon SLR and into the computer!!! I’m sure there should be a lead somewhere but will have to wait for 16 year old son to come home and show me!!!

Our next get together will be the Geelong Branch of the Embroiderer’s Guild exhibition next weekend where I should be able to take lots of photos of the groups work, nothing like a deadline to get you motivated!

Another post is following shortly showing the fun some of our members had at the recent TAFTA Geelong Forum and also a great workshop with Alice Clague on Tyvek.

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After taking a hissy fit and refusing to load any more pictures, here is the post with the last two. You may have noticed I have loaded the posts in the wrong order. The March round up should have come before the ‘Concluding 2009’ post; such is life!

This first one reminded of beautiful Chinese prints:

And the final one is mine, adhered to an old damask tablecloth dyed purple. I think I will do some stitching and embellishment on mine and turn it into a journal cover.

Next month will be April 10th and we will be making ‘Wild Women’ under the capable tutelage of Gillian. If you have not let Gillian know you are coming you may have to provide your own metal limbs!!

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The leather ‘queen’ Pauline led us this month in creating faux leather from brown paper!!

Here are some of the results:

Gold stamped motifs

Jill’s lovely aged motif

Gorgeous colour blending

Evelyn showing off her fingernails!

Fantastic prints from a fern frond

Lovely subtle colours

It doesn’t want to load any more photos!!! I will put the last two on another post!!

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We have just had another experimentation day with our Creative textile group and I managed to remember the camera, so this post will be a catch up for September as well.

Our September meeting was experimenting with stamping on pellon. Here are some gorgeous rich samples:

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We also tried out some foiling on panne velvet:

foiling 1 In our October workshop we all managed some fantastic results using felt or panne and cotton velvet, gesso, UTEE, embossing powders and stamps. This technique was very popular and I can see these motifs finding their way onto book covers, bags and other pieces of art.

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embossed stampOur second technique this month was fusing chiffon onto stitched watercolour paper and stencilling xpandaprint.

These are samples before painting and gilding (I just love this effect!)

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And after adding some colour:

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These projects were all guided by Beryl Taylor’s great techniques book ‘Mixed Media Explorations’

And finally some wonderful cutwork applique that was brought for show and tell:

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Just a reminder that the Golden Plains Art Trail is on the weekend of 24th/25th October. If you go to the link you can download the program. There is a group of fantastic textile artists displaying on the Saturday in Bannockburn. I will be going in the afternoon, so email me if you want to meet for a coffee.

Our November meeting will be playing with Tyvek and stitching metal. You should have the requirements as they were emailed last month. (Just email if you need another copy)

Cheers

 

 

 

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