Monday, 27 February 2017


Sue has been using her glorious colour to add to her embellished piece.

She has laid in some interestingly textured yarns and added in hand stitching.

Where she has used the embellisher the fabric has been distorted and created 'humps".She had also put the piece in the washing machine at 40*to see if areas would shrink and how this might affect areas of the piece.

We thought she could emphasise this characteristic and pad the underside.

This little piece had had threads and some cutouts from lace embellished to the surface.It would make a very sweet and useful bag.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

West Country Quilt and Textile Show 2017

Here are a couple of pictures taken of the GTA stand and exhibition at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show in November

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Maria Stewart.

This is the pot by Maria Stewart chosen by Jenn.

She has been experimenting very loosely with applying paint to paper and fabrics in the style of the artist

This fabric  fragment above uses the "crashing "technique.Layer of fabric,bondaweb without its paper,solufleece,then free machine stitch before hovering an iron over it.The fabric shrinks and bubbles.

Early days as to where and to what this might lead.