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

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

And the Ewes have it

Following on from her fabulous woven wallhanging for the Finer Focus exhibition Jane has returned to the flock to produce another stunning piece of work which will be included in an exhibition of Art in aid of St Nicholas Hospice to be held at Tuddenham St Mary Church, Tuddenham, Suffolk on 9th and 10th May 2015

And the Ewes have it (detail) by Jane Rowland

Sunday, 12 April 2015

In my Quilters Garden

Janet Valentine has been hard at work making a new piece of work which will be submitted to the Quilter's Guild ICHF 2015-16 touring exhibition. 

Janet says "I enjoyed designing and making 'Summer Stratum' for the Knitting and Stitching Show last year so much that I have followed it with 'Summer Stratum II'. It is screen printed cotton using printing inks, then machine stitched and voile flowers added"

Summer Stratum II (detail) by Janet Valentine