About Me

East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
A group of ladies who enjoy traditional embroidery but who meet once a month to try some experimental work. We meet at Ayton Village Hall on the third Thursday in the month for a full day and again on the first Thursday for half a day. We currently have a waiting list of people who want to join us.

Monday, 9 September 2013

1st Thursday Group - September meeting

The first Thursday Group met last week and had a busy morning.  Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera so I couldn't record what everyone was doing.  Needless to say, they are all busy working on their 'Elements' pieces ready for the exhibition next March. Maureen and Val were updating their sketchbooks, Ann is still working out how to translate her inspiration (which is fabulous) and Pam, Marilyn, Angela and Barbara were stitching.

 I have just bought a book called 'Make it Personal' by Hilary Beattie and I can recommend it for creating your own backgrounds and fabrics.  Lots of information on printing and suggestions for taking it further.  She is planning a series of books on how to get from your initial inspiration to a finished piece so I am looking forward to the next one.

Yesterday I went on a workshop with Lindsey Tyson doing Devore and Transfer Printing.  We had a very busy day but we managed to get several pieces of fabric devored and then we printed over the top of some of them as well as printing on other fabrics.  It was a very good day and the cake was delicious.  Here is some of my work.
This was a crumpled transfer print over devored satin

 This was a transfer print over polyester/cotton

This was a transfer print on to some Evelon that I took with me
I didn't print onto the velvet we devored, I am saving that for something else.

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