Thursday, 2 July 2015

Amanda Hislop workshop

 We recently invited textile artist Amanda Hislop to Out Of The Fold to give us a 2 day workshop using her Layered Landscapes technique.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Amanda had us layering up muslin with various pieces of paper and glueing onto the background with cellulose paste. This was a new technique for most of us and we were well out of our comfort zones.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After allowing it to dry we added colour with dyes and paint.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 More drying time and then stitch started to be added by machine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Some interesting backgrounds were created
 Some of the coloured backgrounds waiting for stitch
Some were pale
Some more colourful

                                                                                                                                                                                                      And then hand stitching.                                                                                                                                                                     This was quite a challenging workshop and not everyone enjoyed the process or produced a piece of work they liked. But watch out for some of these samples worked up into finished pieces with lots more stitch and individual interpretation.                                                          

Monday, 15 June 2015

Lynne wins at Uttoxeter

Congratualtions to Lynne Pretty who won a first prize for her quilt **Field Of Cloth Of Gold** in the special theme category at The Uttoxeter show. The theme was Royalty and Lynne's quilt was inspired by the meeting of Henry VIII with the  the French king in France. Designs were taken from Henry's clothing and regalia. The quilt is made in silk and organza, some of the silk has been stencilled, and machine quilted.

Lynne Pretty. Field of the cloth of gold.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Cushion Crazy

Carol has been in cushion creation mode ready for the next Out Of The Fold exhibition at Workwise Cavern 4 in October 2015. Here is just a taste of some of the lovely cushions Carol will be offering for sale.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Mono-printing to stitch

We had a happy day recently at Out of the Fold playing with Gelliplates and mono-printing. As a result Caroline has some glorious printed papers and here she is looking at ways of incorporating and interpreting these in fabric and stitched pieces. To see the final results come along to the exhibition at Workwise Cavern 4 in October. 

Caroline Brown - snippets of work in progress

Monday, 27 April 2015

Black and White and read all over

Carol has an article in the current edition of British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine on how to make these fabulous stencilled and stitched cushions.  To have the chance to see and buy some of Carol's lovely cushions come along to the Out Of The Fold exhibition in October.

Carol in print

Friday, 24 April 2015

Tartan with a twist

Daphne has been working on pieces based on a traditional family tartan and giving it a modern treatment  in her imaginative and creative way using snippets of fabrics. More 'Bling Fling' than 'Highland Fling'!

Celtic Tartan (detail) by Daphne Ipmey

Monday, 20 April 2015

Paper Mania

Mary's first magazine article has been published in the current edition (Issue no. 94 April/May 2015) of Stitch magazine. This is a technique Mary calls 'Paper Mania' which uses recycled painted newspapers layered up with several sheer organzas. The design is then stitched and sections burned away with a soldering iron.

Mary teaches this technique as a workshop. Please see her website  for details.

Paper Mania - Sunflower by Mary McIntosh