Friday, 9 December 2011


Happy Christmas to you all.  I enjoyed the meeting last night, sorry for the machine noise!!
We shall have a lovely year ahead I hope.
I have been looking for the Frozen Planet picture but cant find it so what I print will be a mystery.
See you all at Guild on Thursday

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


This thursday,please be aware thats its late night shopping and reindeer will be available to pet. I will confess that due to unforeseen events that by challenge piece wont be completed but will bring it along to sit and sew. Please bring any ideas for future meetings and any techniques you want to try out.See you thursday,Carolyn

Monday, 10 October 2011


So girls, what shall we do this month? Shall we bring our purchases from Ally Pally [sorry Jemma], some hand sewing, and maybe some book or article that could inspire us another evening.As next months workshop has already been done please bring ideas for future activities. What about the challenge for december,have you started yet?
Please feel free to suggest what we can do as its everyones group, please post.
See you thursday if not before.

Friday, 12 August 2011

New Challenge

Thank you for a lovely evening Jemma, you have showed us a wonderful technique to use and I hope all that were there will finish their piece of stitching. Next month is sit and sew so the pieces can be stitched then.
We also decided to challenge ourselves after four of us visited the Festival of Quilts yesterday and saw the wonderful quilts.We will each make a 12inch by 12inch quilt or to contain three layers based on this years theme of Nature.Any medium and your choice of materials.This is to be shown finished at the christmas meeting.
Happy sewing

Monday, 8 August 2011

Thursday with Jemma

We will be creating a surface to stitch as learnt at summer school
you will need:
an image to work from a landscape or close up detail with line and texture would be ideal
a piece of cotton fabric or simular,ideally a colour from your image and easy to stitch through,postcard to A4 size
silk fibres[I will have some]
other interesting fibres such as fleece,yarns,flax and small snippets of fabric.You really want these to match with your image or work with a neutral pallette
fine chiffon the size of your cotton fabric
sewing cotton for tacking
scissors and pins
we should be able to create a background ready for stitch
See you all on thursday

Monday, 4 July 2011


This is a better background.

Changed the group heading to the proper one, (I hope)

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Boat on Thursday 9th June

Hi all,
just realised that we are meeting on Thursday and I am doing something on line with you.......
have a couple of ideas that will help us explore some elements of line. - and you will need to bring a range of the following...
for idea 1
  • Double sided tape and a small piece of mount board - about 6X6" or postcard sized (7X5")
  • String and threads of varying thicknesses (that will go on the sticky mount board)
  • fabric pencils/crayons.
  • textured wall paper scraps., tile spacers, old paperclips, curtain hooks ( I have some that I will bring)
  • Calico, cotton, anything that you could make a rubbing onto 9 can be plain or coloured - your choice)
  • layout paper or similar thinish paper. ( I have some that I can bring)
for idea 2
  • 7X7" ish piece of fabric for couching onto
  • threads for couching, straws, stirrers, twigs etc
  • stabaliser - felt or wadding - or what ever you have!
for idea 3
  • a range of coloured paper - can be plain, can be patterened, thick, thin... again your choice; could be paper that you have with transfer paint on
  • glue stick
  • sheet of cartridge paper or sketch pad paper ( I have some I can bring)

Sunday, 8 May 2011

next meeting

Are we still simply sewing this thursday

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


This month we will be using paper clay and stamps to create embellishments.
You will need;
a non food container to bring your work home
any item,stamps to make impressions or marks
any push moulds and moulding mats you may have
small cutters
rolling pin or copper pipe
baking parchment
craft knife,cutting mat and plastic for the table
I do have a collection for everyone to use and the clay
in case we finish quickly, bring some sewing

Saturday, 2 April 2011


BOAT is this coming THURSDAY 7TH APRIL
Carolyn is teaching clay embellishments

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Bit of an update for the blog, not perfect, but thought the fish were fun
Can anyone please tell me what date I am supposed to be delivering screen printing please?

Monday, 7 March 2011


I cant believe thats its nearly a month since our last lovely meeting using soya wax,we had a great time waxing and painting.Are you ready for a sewing session girls,I must look at our last few workshops and design a piece of work inspired by these sessions.See you all on thursday.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

painting papers

Thank you Janis for a lovely messy start to the year. I throughly enjoyed colouring and painting creative papers and have made some more since thursday night. Now to use them creatively.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Thursdays meeting

Happy new year everyone, ready for a creative year?