Off to Sewing Group tonight. (Must mention Extinct Design to all the other sewers…)
So today I have been catching up on some of the things I planned to do this Summer! I set myself a target of two projects. I have to have targets otherwise I am hopeless. (I even have targets for house work and that is another story of targets not met.)
I think I showed you my Lampost. Have some photos for you to see.
Taking it along to show the girls! I want some ideas on how to hang it. Would like an iron curtain rail but I need a short one with fancy Iron twists. Hmm………
I have been mulling over what to do next. I have started another piece, a panel based on the same photograph and I will either make a bag or a cushion from it. I have thought of using shapes created in the photograph and the patterned stitches on my machine. I want to keep to limited palette of greys. I do have a problem with puckering where the heavy stitching draws in the fabric but I have decided to go with it because I quite like the effect and if it does not work out I can always cut it up and re apply it. Often they turn out the best pieces.
I think I will use machine threads I have I have a lot of Madeira threads from other projects to use up.
In my use it up mode today.
We are hoping for a few new members. We began a few years ago when a group of us completed our City and Guilds Textile courses. We are hoping to put on an exhibition.(plans to be finalised soon!!) We based our work on photographs we took around Cardiff Bay.
We meet in a Church Hall lovely space and good lighting. It is in a nearby village so not far to travel. We are a self supporting group and have lots of ideas how to develop.
I was taken with the reflections in windows especially of the old Victorian type street lights. Cardiff Bay is a great place to go for inspiration for all types of Craft. Actually it is a great place anyway. Lots of lovely restaurants and lots to see. It also has Craft in the Bay a good place to visit too.
I will let you know how everyone has got on over the summer. I know my friend Ghee has been working on an experimental piece. I am waiting to see if Boo has completed her project too.
Pa said he is looking forward to this evening too . Don’t know why?