Monday, February 21, 2011

February meeting

At the December meeting most members took part in making a pincushion, the pattern for which Chris had taken from her Omiyage book and most of us agreed to make a second one to bring to February's meeting to put into a swap; there were 9 delightful pincushions in total for the swap.

Marlene got her husband to bring her beautiful quilt in to show us.

In March we are going to be making Fairy shoes.  We need to bring:
Black felt - 25x15cm and/or 10x10cm (can someone confirm whether it's either or?)
Machine embroidery thread- black and colours, or metallic to go with your fabric choices.
Assortment of hand emroidery threads
Embellishments such as bead, sequins, fine cords
Orange or red silk
Ormoline fabric medium with Gold bronze powder or gold textile paint
Tiny accent beads
Sewing machine
Sewing kit
Topstitch needle size 100
Yoghurt pot
Plastic spoon
Thin cord
Siver gel pent
If there is anything here you don't have don't worry someone else is sure to have it.
NB The Appliglule is a dimensional glue and from what I read about the project will be used to adhere the accent beads but as Judith suggested yesterday you should be able to use a glue gun. (It would seem the idea is to give the beads a raised appearance on the shoes? This is only my interpretation) The 'gold bronze' powder seems confusing, I'm wondering whether I wrote it down correctly, but again my understanding is possibly gold and/or bronze to mix with the Ormoline fabric medium to make a fabric paint.
If anyone has any different info/thoughts I will make amendments.

Next meeting 19th March