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.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

October Meeting

The great unveiling of 'The Character who Swallowed a Fly' was postponed till next month as Chris was on holiday.
In November Jo is doing the Journal Painting Class.  If you want to know what to bring please refer to the previous post.  However there are a couple of additions:
£5 to cover the cost of the ink;
Heat resistant or non-stick mats (if you have one) (the type you put in the oven);
If you don't have a heat gun you could bring a hairdryer.a
Bring something to protect your clothing as the ink will stain.
Gloves if you don't want inky hands.
Jo suggests A4 as the largest journal size to bring and should contain 20-40 sheets of good gsm paper - minimum 150gsm.  Pink pig books are Jo's favourite and can be purchased from Amazon.

For info, you can buy them cheaper here  (this is the Pink Pig company website) but the minimum order is £20 and I don't know what the postage would be (you can just buy a single one from Amazon with postage included.

Next meeting is Sunday 18th November and is the last one this year.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

9th September Meeting

All those involved in the House project brought their completed houses in.  They were all absolutely fabulous, really inspired and such clever ideas.  My camera has died so I was unable to take pics but Chris or Caroline will upload photos showing the houses in all their glory.  The '........... character who swallowed a fly' will be complete by the next meeting so we're all looking forward to seeing more wonderful creations.

In November we are starting a journalling project.  We decided on using 'literature' for a theme; this could be one particular book, an author, quotes etc.  We are preparing the pages in Nov and will start the actual journalling in the new year.
For those who want to take part you will need to bring:
A Journal;
Latex Gloves (if you want to keep your hands ink-free);
Stencils, masks, lace - if  you have any that you particularly want to use but Jo will provide plenty of these;
Black waterproof pens for doodling - not permanent markers (Uniball are suitable);
Heat gun (if you have one);
Newspaper or plastic sheets to cover the tables.

Next Meeting: Sat 20th Oct.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

July Meeting

The problem with not writing up the blog sooner is I have mislaid any notes I made.  Hopefully those doing the house project know what you need to do before the next meeting.  Those doing the '........................ who swallowed a fly' have to make a cow.  Chris has very kindly provided some patterns via email.

Judith was working on her 'vessel'.

  1.      Helen was working on a project
  2.  she's had on the go for some time.

This is Elaine's 'embellished' coathanger to enter into the Ryedale Show.

Jo being her usual prolific self brought lots for us to look at.

Here's Sue working on her 'bird from a lightbulb'

Next Meeting: Sat 9th Sept.
Dates for other meetings are now confirmed by Tina and are:
Sat 20th Oct
Sun 18th Nov
(None Dec)
Sat 19th Jan
Sun 17th Feb
Sat 16th Mar
Sun 21st Apr
Sat 18th May
Sun 16th Jun
Sat 20th Jul