Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Painting and stamping on fabric

On 19th September Chris MacLean treated us to a demonstration of how to paint and stamp patterns on fabric, by using commercial stamps or those made at home. It all looked very easy and the opportunities for creativity are endless.

Here she is, showing some commercial stencils which can be used to decorate fabric.

Here she and her daughter, Jenny, are showing a quilt Chris has made using painted fabrics. The colours are fabulous and painting allows you to have small (or large) quantities of any colour or shade that you need, without having to buy yardage.

Then came the best bit - having a go! Chris allowed us free rein of all her supplies, which gave a fantastic taste of the posibilities that using paint on fabric can bring.

Some people painted with gusto (and not a little success) while others took the chance to catch up with friends and hear their news.

Then came the best part of the evening - show and tell! We had our first glimpse of our new banner, which will be hung outside the hall for our exhibition in October. Members have made individual letters, which Di joined together. (There is an 'e' in Lutterworth, but it's swung up for some reason!)

Here are some of the beautiful quilts which have been made by members recently, including a panel made for displaying round the altar in Saint Mary's church.


Jane Weston said...

Looks really good Lynda! I can even see the back of my head in a picture... lol :o)

Karol-Ann said...

I recognised Jane too LOL. And Chris M's quilt that she showed was her 2006 BQL Ostrich and it's gorgeous. Looks like a great day!