Sunday, June 9, 2013

In The Merry Merry Month of May

This is what we did:-

Jo kindly showed us how to do the 'journal' cotton reels.  Elaine brought her beautiful organza flowers project (she'd done a workshop but unfortunately the name of the lady who ran the workshop escapes me at the moment).
These are some of the beautiful wooden reels
some members brought along.
We got talking about making our own stamps from funky foam using the Bigz dies.  I'll bring my BigShot to the June meeting and some dies; I think Pauline said she would bring some dies too?  If you have some funky foam bring it with you if you want to make your own stamps.

Next Meeting Sunday 16th June.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Changes to April's Meeting

Hi everyone, Jo is unable to make it this month as she has realised it clashes with the last day of the York Open Studios.  So just bring along whatever you want to work on.  Jo will do the reel workshop in June.  Perhaps we could do some work on our journals - if you have any pictures/text related to your chosen scheme you could start adding them.
I found the picture of the large reels Jo made.

Does anyone have any spare reels they could bring in June please as I don't have any and don't want to fill loads of bobbins up with one or two colours to free some up.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

March's Meeting

Firstly some pics.
Sue's wonderful doll.  Sorry didn't get any details.
This stitched piece and the 2 pics of the journal are Helen's

More from the prolific Jo.

Jo had made some wonderful textile 'reels', both large and small; not sure why the pics weren't in the same file as these, if I find them I'll update this post.  I think most of us were keen to have a go.  Items to bring in April if you want to do the reels are:
Thick paper
Paper scissors
Black stamping ink
Cotton reels
Colouring medium for the paper
Strong thread
Paper trimmer.
I can't remember whether we need to cut the paper and stitch strips together to fit the reels before the meeting - think we do but I'll check with Jo.  Also machine or hand stitch along the long edges of the paper once the strips are sewn together.

Next Meeting Sunday April 21st.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Things to bring for Saturday - 16th March

Forgot to put this in the last post.  Jo is bringing her Big Shot die-cutting machine and some dies.  I'll be bringing mine to.  So if you'd like to have a go bring some decorative papers and fabric.  It may be a good idea to bring something else along to work on :-)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Art Jornals - February

Some pics of our art journals, they look great ;-)  I didn't make a note of which journals belong to whom though I do know some.

Date of next meeting: Sat 16th Mar
Reminder of other dates
Sun 21st Apr
Sat 18th May
Sun 16th Jun
Sat 20th Jul

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February's Meeting

Hi ladies, I've got a list of things from Jo for us to bring on Sunday.  This is what she said:
 "you will need the journal you have started, Black pens, and any other pens you like to work with. Any rubber stamps, ideally of a small design that can be used as repeat patterns. Ink pads, papers scissors. If you want to join in but didn't do the journal that's OK just come and play with doodles then apply to a book at a later date".
Don't worry though if you don't have any stamps or inkpads I'm sure there'll be enough to borrow.  Jo will be bringing some and I'll bring some - I've got plenty of ink pads and stamps ;-)
See you Sunday - providing this snow doesn't get worse :-(

Thursday, January 3, 2013

November Meeting EDITED

Where does the time go?!
I have some pics of the 'I know a/an ................  ....................... Who Swallowed a Fly'  I only took  'group' photos.  Unfortunately I've just discovered I'm no longer able to upload pctures from my computer :-/  Sorry girls I'll have to check this out; thought I'd publish this post anyway so you know I've popped by.
Happy New Year :-D
(the font setting was normal but it was tiny - don't know what's been going on with Blogger since I last posted)
Edited 6th
I've installed GoogleChrome on my laptop now and am able to upload pictures as before.
I've forgotten who the Little Girl belongs to (and didn't get a picture of her anyway) and who the Diva belongs to, sorry, I think I know but best to leave them unlabelled.