Thursday, 3 May 2012

Catching up with our 'turtle' day

As Carolyn mentioned in her blog this week, after a little admin we got down to business and worked on some new designs for a workshop at the end of this month (more of that later).
As our name suggests we like to take patchwork 'beyond' sometimes and dissolvables are a great way to add embellishments to projects, this time we worked onto Vanishing Muslin.

The inspiration for this piece was taken from a drawing of the pattern on my bedroom chair using variegated thread.

Carolyn stitching a dissolved piece onto transfer dyed fabric.

Vanishing Muslin is dissolved with the heat of an iron, it goes brown and crusty which is then rubbed away, this is before and after the ironing process.

Now for our workshops this month, we are holding two at Fraddon Village Hall. The first one on Tuesday 8th is a Finishing Off day, by that we mean anything that you may need a little help or inspiration with to take to the next stage and closer to finishing. If you let us know in advance we are happy to bring along mixed media products, such as paints and markel paint sticks etc to enable you to add stencils or printing.
Then on Tuesday 22nd we are doing our Dissolvables Workshop, hopefully you can see from the photo's above it's a lovely workshop.
The hall is very spacious with good parking, disable access and facilities. So if you fancy coming along you can find all the datails on our web site.

Finally, I love Carolyn's Fun-Bug Wigwam, my girls would have loved to have that in the garden.

Bye for now

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