This post of our March Creative textile arts group day is a little delayed. My computer and phone refuse to communicate via bluetooth, so I will have to physically connect the phone via a lead (which I haven’t yet purchased). Update: No lead available. Son no 2 has bluetoothed photos from my phone to his mobile then to computer. It seems that samsung and apple do not get along.
Our March get together was a little down on numbers from the enthusiasm of the inaugural meeting however there was no shortage of beautiful work to inspire us.
Firstly there was Pauline’s amazing tactile piece entitled ‘the seven deadly sins’ completely made from cotton and destined for entry in an exhibition (so no photo).
There was a wonderfully diverse range of lovely pieces to see, but unfortunately I forgot to take a camera. The photos following are taken afterwards.
Glen brought along her Janome embellisher for us to play with as well as a variety of fibres and fabrics to embellish. Claudia (and others) had a wonderful time on this machine.
As quite a few of us are wishing to purchase an embellisher, we are looking at getting a discounted price for a group order. Any members wishing to join in please email me for details or let us know at the April meeting.
Our meeting this month was to continue working on atc’s to swap with the group. This is Pauleen’s work in progress, with her favourite colours:
Glen brought along her machine embroidery sample book, which she began at the Embroiderer’s guild conference workshops last year. Glen accidently left this behind when she left the meeting so I took it home and photographed before returning it to her. As a bonus I got to see her beautiful heritage home overlooking the bay and her wonderful playroom. I have asked if I can go back and take photographs of her room so hopefully they will be on the blog for April.
Next get together will be Easter Saturday for ATC swaps.
Don’t forget to bring some of your stitching to show and tell (and I’ll try to remember the camera!).
Last weekend some of us attended a workshop organised by the Guild with Jan Preston, a multi-talented textile artist from Torquay. The workshop was entitled Free Stitch with Nature and we had a wonderful time stitching over natural materials collected from the bush or gardens.
Some still need to have the solvy washed off (excuse the photos, most were taken with my mobile):
This final one, I stomped on a dried agapantha flower head before stitching and also stitched over some bamboo wool fibres. Great fun!!
Cheers till April.
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