Thursday, 22 September 2011

Lots of upcoming activities!

Wombourne Quilters have constructed an Olympic Quilt as part of a bigger project nationally.  The project is part of the Cultural Olympiad and is called 'A gift of quilts'.  Five hundred quilts have already been received, and there will be a display at the Stitch and Craft Show at Olympia in March 2012. This year is the first time that the Paralympic athletes are included.  In 1996 Steve Redgrave and the UK Chef de Mission received a quilt each.  There is a good article in the Sept issue of P&Q magazine.  
 For our quilt local photos were contributed from the group and were printed on to fabric. Complimentary coloured log cabin blocks were constructed around each picture and a busy Saturday was spent putting together the blocks using a "quilt as you go" method. Thank you so much to everyone concerned.

Janet Leeper will be leading a session on October 19th at 7.30.
It's a workshop to make a new fabric (as if we don't have enough already!) to stitch or print on from found ephemera, little bits of cloth etc etc.
This is a fun and creative evening!!

If you'd like to come please bring the following:

 Decide what colour/(s) you want your finished fabric to be.

Bring thin papers and fabrics eg tissue paper, paper napkins, paper towels, scrim, net, lace small pieces of calico/cotton pre dyed or coloured....(.you can do plain white if you want).

The fabric will be made from a variety of paper and fabrics used interchangeably. Quite small pieces can be used so it is a good way to use up those scraps you just cannot throw away.

 You can always add slivers of thicker bits like felt, velvet or a thread, ribbon to add interest. Also to make the work personal the odd used postage stamp or part of a letter, map or ticket.

 I once saw used a lovely label that was soaked off a wine bottle.

 The only other things you need besides the statutory apron is a good quality plastic carrier bag to work on, a pair of scissors and a brush(I use a half inch decorators brush) to apply paste which I will supply.

Come back later to see photos of our penants for the Olympics ...

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