Member work

Member work

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Whipping, Stitching and iPad covers

Caroline Lindsay's talk and mini workshop on Friday evening, "50 Shades of Whipping and Lacing" had us trying out a variety of stitches, which was fun, and also drooling over Caroline's sumptuous and very tactile felt pieces created for exhibitions and shows (looks like another workshop coming up in the future ...).   
Caroline Lindsay, box lid
Caroline Lindsay, box lid
Here's a snapshot of some samples stitched on the night:




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There was further stitching on Saturday 4th at Sue Frances's workshop to make a disguise for an iPad, tablet or notebook.  This was a chance to use some of the scraps of fabric that we all accumulate over time.  

Sue brought along some of her own work for inspiration, and it was also a chance to get to know other members and to be inspired by their use of colour and layout.

The technique is to lay scraps of fabric on a length of calico which will accommodate your iPad or other device, and use machine zigzag to hold them in place.

The piece can then be further embellished by hand if required, before adding a backing and making it into a simple pouch.

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