Sunday, 23 March 2014

Some bits of work...

Sometimes, it looks like we create things from nothing, on this blog. So here are some photos of us actually doing something in our times together. Plus some things we've made.

Here are some owl canvas embroideries that Helen has been working on at our meetings.

 Yes, well spotted, the second one did become a postcard!

Nola was braiding multiple strands of embroidery threads to create a watchband. It's quite fiddly because, even braiding many strands, the braid is quite fine.
Yvonne is working on her favourite activity, tapestry weaving. She has no special plan for these little pieces - they will find their way into something one day.
 
Helen had a challenge from another group, Lateral Stitchers, which she brought along to show us. She had to make a book wrap and a matching postcard in response to one of those paint sample cards you get at the hardware store. Her paint card was turquoise.

Here's the book wrap. It has a pocket in one end and a button, and the other end wraps around the book and attaches to the button.  She trapped fabric snippets behind netting.
The gorgeous blue netting is from a bag they sell fruit in, at her local greengrocer!
Here's the matching postcard:
Beautiful!

Carol has been bringing this scarf along to Fibrecircle for a while. Not surprising, as it's going to be a real Doctor Who scarf, metres and metres long.

 Here's some embroidery - can you guess whose it is? Yes, it's Helen's. She does such beautiful handwork.
 


She made this beautiful sea scene as well
 

Jan was working on this piece of  cloth - it will be a postcard sometime soon.
And last meeting, Nola was working on her rigid heddle loom, creating a sample piece for warp and weft floats.
You'll see a photo of this when it comes off the loom.

Happy creating!

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