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!
Hope to see you all at the exhibition next week.
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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:
We also tried out some foiling on panne velvet:
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.
Our 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!)
And after adding some colour:
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:
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)
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