Tuesday, 26 June 2012


Three different techniques will be available for you to try at this Hands-on session -

With Sue Chisnall – TYVEK – A different way.

With Tracey Ramsey – LUSCIOUS LUTRADUR.

With me – VELVET; Bondaweb /Misty Fuse and Foils.

Come and make a sample of each to take home and stitch.  You won’t need to bring anything with you – all items will be provided.

The Following samples are not necessarily what you will be doing on the day.

P1020569  TYVEK


FOILS on Velvet

A collection of beads made from Tyvek, Lutadur and Foiled webs.
Should be a fun afternoon.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

June 9th meeting–update

At Priscilla Jones’ workshop in May, members had been encouraged to create ‘pictures’ and the one shown below by Sue Chisnall is based on items from her kitchen including a grapefruit in a bowl. 
Created from a variety of lace scraps, fabric oddments, paint, beads and both hand and machine stitching.
Looks really good in real life, but where were the rest of your pictures – please bring to the next meeting if you can remember!


Our half year bumper raffle was again a great success with 3 baskets of goodies being handed out to the lucky ladies.
Remember that Carolyn will be starting to collect items for the Christmas raffle now so don’t throw anything away just because you don’t use it any more.


June 9th - Talk by Jo Owen–”Book Forms”

Jo had brought a selection of ‘Books’ of all kinds that she had produced over the last 20 years – from the very traditional bound books to the very experimental types that she now does which are very loosely stitched together to form sculptural pieces.

Many have almost 200 pages of a mix of fine and cartridge papers, cotton organdie and other fabrics which Jo paints and decorates. 
These include Zig-zag concertina books and Origami folded type books which are all exquisitely decorated with coloured stitching, beads etc.




Jo accompanied her talk with a Power Point presentation which included historic reference to Indian and Chinese ‘books’ of many kinds.

As a dedicated ‘book maker’ myself also for the last 20 years I really enjoyed this talk and know that the members present were also fascinated with the twisting forms made by Jo’s sculptural “books”.