Monday, 12 December 2011
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Try dyeing your sketchbook papers with Indian Spices.
Mix the spices witha little water and rub onto your papers, leave to dry and tip off excess spices
NOTE : - Wear gloves when dying the papers especially when you use chillis as they can stay on your fingers even after washing your hands. Make sure that you do not touch your eyes.
Your work space will smell lovely !
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Knitting and Crochet Guild
Do you fancy making a cushion out of British wool for the athletes at the Olympics?
WOOLSACK is all about British wool, the importance of wool in England's history while recognising what wool has to offer the UK today. They will be sharing this with the athletes by making personal gifts for them that are beautiful, functional and are a little bit of Britain to take home with them.
Find out how you can get involved:
Friday, 16 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Thanks very much to Annie and Diane for a wonderful year of stitching, I have learnt such a lot. It is a shame it is so far to come from Scarborough but looking at what you are doing next year, I might still pop over for a day sometime. Regards to everyone and I hope to see you around.
Monday, 29 August 2011
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Thursday, 25 August 2011
This month we were experimenting with silk paper and Dorset buttons, creating a piece that looked like metal.
I do believe we achieved this effect with very quick results.
Many of us also had fun making traditional Dorset buttons and we looked at Dorset farmers smocks and had a go at smocking
This month proved a really good mix of both experimental and traditional embroidery.
Monday, 22 August 2011
A summer project that you may like to try over the holidays
1 Take a piece of silk dupion fabric and lay it on some plastic to protect the work surface .
2 Paint the fabric using pebeo setasilk.
3 Now take your fabric and lay it in bright sunshine, place some keys or other objects that have a clear outline, immediately on top of the fabric.
4Wait for the fabric to dry in the sun.
5 Remove the keys and you will have found that the silk paint has 'moved' to produce an image of the keys
.Now you are ready to embellish the back ground fabric with stitch etc etc
Friday, 29 July 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
David galsworthy has very kindly taken these photos at our end of year show
I thought I would like to share them with you. Please click on the link above
More photos will be posted on the blog at a later date
A big Thank You to all the student's that worked so hard to make the show a great success,
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Monday, 30 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011