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Our first meeting for the year saw 23 of our 30 members join us to begin our first piece of postcard art. The suggested project for this year is to try out some interesting techniques on a postcard sized piece of art. These will be kept together in a box which many of our members have finished after receiving a bonbon of goodies at our end of 2015 xmas gathering.

Some boxes, finished and in progress:

Texture and maps

Texture and maps

 

Beautiful boxes

Beautiful boxes

 

Pauline brought along a box and postcard to show made from gummy silk, embedded synthetic lace, lumiere paints and tyvek:

Silky Box

Silky Box

 

We also had some great results on display from last years shibori experiments:

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Hopefully we will have some postcards to show at our March meeting based on the theme wings and using the techniques of layering, collage and/or distressing. Perhaps give the technique with the incense sticks a go?

Our March meeting will feature two mini tutorials: Water soluble paper and foiling,  an email will go out about two weeks prior with info.

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Shibori Galore

The participants at our November meeting took to shibori like ‘a duck to water’. Once I had given a short chat, shown samples and demonstrated the arashi shibori method there was no holding back. We had both procion and silk dyes set up for sampling as the girls clamped, stitched and pole wrapped their pieces in preparation for the adding of colour. Kerrie took her shibori cloth home to natural dye and all the other samples went home in buckets and plastic bags to batch , steam and rinse for the final unveiling. Hopefully we will have some interesting photos of the results to add to this post after our December meeting.

In the meantime here is the tshirt I clamped and dyed with procion dyes:

Tshirt

 

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