Thursday, 21 February 2013

February Meeting Machine Embroidery

'Go with the Flow'

This month our workshop was led by member Lyn Armstrong, who brought along one of her pieces to inspire us.

We began by adding colour to artist's canvas with silk paints in suitably 'underwater' colours and started to build up texture using teased-out silk 'tops'.  For some, free machine-embroidery was new, so this was useful experience in straight and zig-zag stitching.

We added threads, Angelina, silk paper, small pieces of fabric.


until all the pictures took on their own character.......


There was great concentration.......

And sharing of supplies......
And discussion of the techniques........
And we were all pleased with what we achieved in a day. All works to be continued at home!
A detail of Lyn's work.
We all enjoyed an excellent workshop. Thank-you, Lyn!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Farfield Mill

I have been asked to pass on information about this exhibition.  It is well worth looking at the quiltart link, which shows some of Elizabeth's impressive work.
Elizabeth Brimelow at Farfield Mill
of Quilt Art's 'Voices' with Elizabeth Brimelow
Saturday 23 February
Howgill Gallery, Farfield Mill
2pm - 3.30pm
Elizabeth will give a tour of the Voices Exhibition and talk about her work and how she came to it, showing slides and displaying examples of pieces inspired by landscape and her passion for textiles.
Tickets £7.50 (including Mill admission)
Available from Reception on Level 3, or telephone 015396 21958
For more information on the exhibition, workshops and talk please visit this link:
Sara Last
Centre Manager
Farfield Mill
Garsdale Road
LA10 5LW
015396 21958

Thursday, 7 February 2013

February 2013 Informal

Trash or treasure?

We always enjoy these gatherings, which are a chance to catch up on news, and look at what everyone else is managing to get done. Not to mention a delicious shared lunch, and, this time, a textile jumble.

As always, a mountain of 'stuff' from
members' cupboards, waiting to be re-homed.
Definite treasures in the making.........
Janet's Quilt-in- Progress is made in Harris Tweed....
.....with a contrast backing in wool.
 (Very strong light is making the colours look paler!
They show up better if you click to enlarge the image)

Sally was working on Pat's canvaswork, which a friend had started ......

Judith's tablecloth has a distinctly vintage look,

 because it is a piece her mother started fifty years ago!

Will my crewelwork flower, started on one of our workshops many moons ago, ever be complete? I'm getting nearer!