Wednesday 17 October 2018

November Speaker

Our speaker for November is Sandra Jenkins.  Her talk is entitled "Exploring Design Source for Embroidery".

This presentation traces some of the themes she has explored to develop ideas for textile work.
Drawing forms an important starting point and helps to shape ideas towards satisfying creative responses.

This is embellished handmade felt machine embroidery & printed paper.

Don't forget the Big Textile Show on the 27th and 28th of October.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

October Meeting

We went on a journey with Carolyn Gibbs at our October meeting.  She took us back to her early patchwork experiences when she did patchwork by hand, without papers, sewing all the seams by hand.

As she developed her interest and skills she did both hand and machine quilting.

She showed numerous examples of her use of half and quarter square triangles with special attention to pressing seams to avoid bulk and making quilting easier.

It was fascinating to see how rather "random looking blocks, when repeated and rotated, made very attractive and striking designs.

Kathy Francis

Examples of her quilts.