Friday, 20 November 2015

Felting Fun

Jane and Lynette shared their skills and led a felting session at a recent Out of the Fold day. We had great fun felting pebbles and working on larger pieces.  Watch out for these being made up into finished pieces in the future.
Carole felting a stone

Lynette nuno felting 

Marion's felted boulders

Marion felting pebbles 

Jane felting a larger piece

Janet's cairn

Gallery page updated

New work from Carole Ward

The Gallery page has been updated to show images of work from the 2015 exhibition 'Moving On'

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Tomato Patch

Jane always offers a highly original approach to an Out Of The Fold challenge and this year is no exception. Taking inspiration from a traditional patchwork block Jane has used tomato puree tubes and wire to create a 'quilt'. It has to be seen to be believed. So come along and see for yourself.

Tomato Patch (detail) by Jane Rowland

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The Tipsy Stitcher

Mary has taken the traditional Drunkard's Path block as the inspiration for her 'Moving On' piece. To see the whole thing then come along to the Out Of The Fold exhibition now on at Workwise Cavern 4 in Bury St Edmunds. 24th - 31st October 2015 (closed Sun and Mon) 10am - 4pm. Free entry.

The Tipsy Stitcher (detail) by Mary McIntosh

Friday, 23 October 2015

Exhibition Now Open

'The Journey Still Unfolds' exhibition in Bury St Edmunds is NOW OPEN.

In addition to 'The Journey Unfolds' collection which was first shown at the Knitting & Stitching Shows 2014 there is a brand new collection of work called 'Moving On' where each member of Out Of The Fold has taken a traditional quilt block and moved this on to create a piece of work in their own style.

Come along and see the exhibition at:
Workwise Cavern 4
4 Whiting Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1NX

Open Saturday 24th October - Saturday 31st October (closed Sun and Mon)
from 10am- 4pm each day

FREE entry. No disabled access (sorry)

Part of the 'Moving On' collection

Moving On - Strip Patchwork

Lynne has taken the idea of traditional Strip patchwork but interpreted it in a really creative way as part of her series of Japanese inspired quilts. This tiny piece does not do justice to this stunning work so please come along to the exhibition to see the whole thing - it's fabulous!

Moving On (detail) by Lynne Pretty

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Moving On - Log Cabin

Marion is known as an embroiderer, weaver and knitter so the 'Moving On' challenge of taking a traditional quilt block and reinterpreting it in the creative style of the maker has truly taken her out of every comfort zone. Marion has embraced the familiarity of the Log Cabin Block but with her own printed fabrics and clever use of tonal variation this will be a really original piece of work.

Moving On (detail) by Marion Baker

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Moving On - strip patchwork

Daphne has added a touch of her trademark bling to her 'Moving On' challenge piece. With a new interpretation of strip piecing and added applique and embellishment this is a lovely piece of textile work. Must be seen as a whole to be appreciated so come along to the exhibition in Bury St Edmunds to view the completed quilt.  

Moving On (detail)  by Daphne Impey

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Moving On - Circles

Lynette has produced a gorgeously coloured dyed  and printed piece for the 'Moving On' challenge which will form part of the Out Of The Fold exhibition starting in Bury St Edmunds this autumn. Here is just a small snippet to entice you to come along and see the whole completed article.

Lynette Domoney (detail)

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Moving On - Little House

Janet has taken the traditional representational block Little House for her 'Moving On' challenge piece. This tiny fragment shown gives a glimpse of Janet's skills of dyeing, printing and stitching to create a truly contemporary piece of textile art. To see it as a glorious whole then come along to the exhibition which opens on 24th October 2015

Moving On (detail) by Janet Valentine

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Moving On - Flying Geese

Helen is taking the traditional Flying Geese quilt design as her inspiration for the 'Moving On' challenge. To see the end result - a long way from a traditional quilt and demonstrating Helen's love of costume and luxurious fabrics - come along to the exhibition.

Moving On (detail) by Helen Marchant

Monday, 28 September 2015

Moving On - stars

The exhibition challenge for the Out Of The Fold exhibition at Workwise Cavern 4 this October is to take an original quilt block and 'Move It On' to be interpreted in the style of each group member.

Here is just a small section of a quilt made by Carole Ward taking a traditional Star Block as her starting point.  To see the whole of Carole's piece then come along to the exhibition.

Venue: Workwise Cavern 4, Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1NX

Dates; Sat 24th October - Saturday 31st October 2015 (closed Sun and Mon)

Times:  10am - 4pm 

Moving On (detail) by Carole Ward 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

OOTF at Quilters Guild Regional Day

Out Of The Fold have been invited give a talk about their work at the Quilters Guild Region 8 - Suffolk and Essex - regional day at Margaretting on Saturday 10th October 2015.  Members of the group will show pieces from 'The Journey Unfolds' seen at the Knitting and Stitching shows in London and Harrogate last year.

The book published for the exhibition will be on sale at a cost of £5

Barbara Chainey and Lesley Brankin will also be speakers at the Regional Day. www.quiltersguild/region8

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Lost in a Quilters Garden

Janet and Mary have both had quilts selected for is year's Quilters Guild touring exhibition which has the theme 'Lost in a Quilters Garden'

The themed collection of quilts will be shown at lots of different venues and shows around the country during 2015 and 2016. The first of these will be in Exeter from 25th - 27th Sept 2015

Summer Stratum III by Janet Valentine (detail)

Summer Stratum III by Janet Valentine 2015

In My Garden by Mary McIntosh 2014

In My Garden by Mary McIntosh (detail)

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Karen wins third prize at Festival of Quilts

Congratulations to Karen Frost who was awarded third prize in the Quilt Creations category at the Festival of Quilts 2015.

This prestigious event has entries from all over the world and 24,000 visitors over the four days it is held at the NEC in Birmingham.

If you missed seeing Karen's piece 'Once Upon a Time' then you have another chance this autumn when it will be exhibited at Workwise Cavern 4, Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds from Sat 24th until Sat 31st October 2015 (closed Sunday and Monday) as part of the Out Of The Fold exhibition.

Once Upon A Time by Karen Frost


Saturday, 1 August 2015

CQ Elements Gallery

Mary McIntosh has been selected to exhibit her piece 'Copper Coil' as part of the Contemporary Quilt Group 'Elements' themed gallery at the Festival of Quilts 2015.

Here is a section of the hanging and to see the whole thing, plus lots of other work by members of CQ then visit the Festival of Quilts from 6th - 9th August 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham   www.the

Mary McIntosh 'Copper Coil' 2015

Monday, 20 July 2015

Summer Stratum III

Janet Valentine   Summer Stratum III (part) 
Janet Valentine has been working on a wonderfully colourful series of Textile Wallhangings which she has called 'Summer Stratum'
Janet says:
"Using the same base techniques (screen printing and applique) as previously but incorporating hand stitching to add detail and beads to add interest, I have now finished Summer Stratum III.
I feel sometimes it's worth working as a series to get all those ideas for that design out there and then be able to move on leaving no stone unturned or any 'unfinished business'. 
Done and dusted!"

Summer Stratum III (detail)
Summer Stratum (close-up)

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Is it a quilt?

The Out Of The Fold exhibition in October 2015 will show 'The Journey Unfolds' gallery seen in 2014 at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in London and Harrogate. In addition there will be a series of new work where each member of the group is taking the idea of a traditional quilt block and interpreting it in their own style.

This is particularly challenging for Caroline Brown as she has no quilting background having trained as an embroiderer. Caroline has tackled this with her usual creative flair and is working on a series of free-form quilted tiles, based on monoprinted designs and heavily stitched. Here is a glimpse of just some of her work in progress - it promises to be a stunning and imaginative piece of textile art.

Caroline Brown - 4 of the quilted tiles which will form part of the installation

Caroline Brown (detail)
If you would like to see Caroline's work in full plus lots more textile art by members of Out Of The Fold then come along to the exhibition:

Saturday 24th October - Saturday 31st October 2015 

10.00 - 4.00 (closed Sunday and Monday)

Workwise Cavern 4

Whiting Street

Bury St Edmunds 

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