Saturday, 28 February 2015

Traditional Cathedral Window Sample

With making the Oriental Window version of 'The Cathedral Window'.
Several have had a try of the traditional version.
I just love the batiks and key fabrics.
See previous Post of Oriental Window 

Baby Quilts

You can tell babies are on their way with these beautiful
quilts being made. 
Lots more baby quilt inspiration on it's way. 
See more by clicking the written label below.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Monday Art Class, Glass, Metal and Spring Flowers

I love starting the week with Art.
!0am until 12.30.
I bring in different items for studying each week so
we can practice techniques and 
then, you can go away and play.
This week Glass, metal and Spring Flowers.
We are still using Oil Pastels at the moment.
Everyone is welcome.

Go Create Children's Club

We great fun on Children's Go Create Art Club.
Making Chinese Dragon Puppets and Circus Tents.
Well Done:))))
Next Month 7th of March. 
Dog Puppet with Floppy moving ears! 
See more of what we have created HERE

Crazy Quilted Fan Wall Hanging

This is another one of Irene's creations.
It is a Crazy Quilted Fan Wall Hanging
for her friend in Canada.
it contains fabrics that have meaning for both of them
and photos of family.
A lovely keepsake.

Train Advent Calendar

Irene is an expert at Advent Calendars and this is another.
Embroidered, sequinned, beaded and glittered
ready to go:)  

Screen Printing Seed Heads and Script

There is so many different ways to use the equipment
 in the studio during sessions.
Pat and Barbara took the opportunity to do 
some screen printing. 

Quilts in the Studio

I just love to see quilts in the studio these were two 
from Adreianne's Quilt Class on a Wednesday.
They are in the finishing stages.
See more quilts by clicking the labels below.

Deluxe Sewing Tidy

One of the sewing patterns this month is '
The Deluxe Sewing Tidy'
Many have made the single one but this has a pocket for 
scissors and sewing extras.
See more of the Textile Classes HERE

Blue Green Table Runner

Sandra is making a Table Cloth with this table runner
 at it's centre. It is going to have white crisp cotton 
as a border and a finish of the strips of blue and green.

Oriental Inspired Crazy Patchwork Cushion

Sylvia made this cushion made with the oriental silks that
Freda brought in to sell in aid of 
Cancer Care Heart Cushions and 
Linus Quilts.
Freda's Cushion has inspired many.
The technique is machine crazy patchwork.
Thank you Freda.

Sewing Equipment

This February one of the inspirations in the studio is
'For The Love Of Sewing"
Needlecases, Pincushions and Sewing Equipment.
See more by clicking the written labels below.
See more textile inspiration HERE

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Flower Quilt

Val has finished this Appliqued Flower Quilt.
She has made it for The Linus Project.
Quilts made for children and young adults who are in need.
Find out about The Project HERE
Well done Val for such a happy and colourful quilt:))))
See more quilts by clicking the written label below.

Oil Pastels

New Oli Pastels, oooooo!

First Daffs of 2015

Every Art Class I teach different techniques and continue others.
This week I taught Oil Pastels 101.
See more of what goes on and techniques 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Oriental Cathedral Window

This is the next project for a Textile Session. 
It's an Oriental Cathedral Window.
Machine and Hand Sewing Techniques
make it a great project. 
Each block window allows you to enjoy the fabric.

Paper Craft Friday

This Friday it was Paper Craft Friday and we covered the tables in the 
studio with our journal pages materials and embellishments.
Jay got married in December and wants to make a 
Scrapbooking come Junk Journal of the day.
We had great fun and Caroline who was trying to get some drawings done 
ready to transfer to printing plate looked on as we
used so many different techniques.
I added some more to the Keepsake Junk Sewing Journals.
See more of my sketchbooks HERE
See more of my Keepsake Junk Journals HERE
See more Paper Craft and Making on my Card2Inspire site

Irene Making

Irene has been busy this week making an Oriental inspired
purse for Muriel out of Chinese Silk.
A cushion kit brought at a show
and she made the Oriental inspired Dresden Plate
in class using one of the Studio tried and tested techniques
with frayee fabric!
What a busy bee!
See Muriel's Dresden Plate Cushion using the same technique

Rotary Mat Bag

We all love this colourful Rotary Mat Bag made by Barbara.
Barbara tried two different ways of quilting.
She used a walking foot and Machine Quilting on one side
and hand quilting on the other.
She admitted she has fallen in love with hand quilting and wants
to do some more.
Just a great bag for putting your Rotary Mat, Ruler and Cutter in.
We teach how to use the Rotary Cutter and equipment in
the studio.

Frozen Somerset Patchwork Cushion

Muriel has made this Somerset Patchwork Cushion and used the 
Snowflake fabric inspired by 'Frozen'.
As usual it is made with a high standard of finish 
especially Muriel's famous buttonholes.
Just great!
The pattern is also known as 'Folded Star Patchwork'.
 This a good video on how to make
The Somerset Patchwork.

Birthday Card for Andrea

Carole stitched this Birthday Card for Andrea at Textile Tuesday Class.
A mixture of papers and fabric.
Using the different stitches on cards and in journals
just adds that extra touch.
Happy Birthday Andrea.
To see more of my cards and techniques visit my
card blog HERE

Dress Making

There are also dressmaking items to make in the studio and
Jo has become quite the shirt maker.
They are beautifully tailored and this time made with stripes,
(it's the matching up of patterns).
Sylvia has made several aprons from an 18ft cutwork
banqueting tablecloth.
We laid it out in the studio across four of the tables!
Sylvia very cleverly used the embroidery sections and cutwork
Both articles are beautifully finished and would fit
easily on,
"The Great British Sewing Bee'.
Which is back on our television this week.
We all laugh as one of my Health and Safety Tips
is 'No Needles and Pins in Mouths!"
My husband and students all yell at the telly 
when they see contestants doing it:)))
There was a great discussion in the studio, who would 
like to go on 'The Bee' and everyone agreed it's great
to watch but we wouldn't like to be put under that
pressure. So well done the contestants that do.
Another Textile Life rule is
'Never mix Paper Scissors  and Material Scissors!'

We all love Downton Abbey Too!