Archive | January, 2014

A Great Day Felting

5 Jan

On 5 January Glamorgan Quilters organised a felting workshop for members which was a really productive and enjoyable day facilitated by Pat Johnson from Colwinston, Vale of Glamorgan.

Pat gave personal guidance from start to finish so that everyone went home feeling satisfied with their efforts and enthusiastic for more.

Below are some pieces of work that were developed.

Fran created a beautiful landscape

Frans felting

Glynis, as ever, managed to incorporate her beloved sea horses, which looked exquisite!

Glynid sea horses

Amy was also focused on creating a lovely landscape

house felting 3

Monica went abstract

my felting cmplete

And Lynne demonstrated that you need to use a bit of welly to get the desired effects.

Lynne felting

There was no doubt about it – everyone was focused on how they might get as good as Pat – as if! This is Pat’s piece entitled Riot in Red

Pat's felting riot in red

followed by a geatt little grey number, beautiful use of lace and some nuno felting

greay with nuno felting

and an abstact in autumnal colours

Pat;s leaves

Many thanks to Pat for her time, patience, committment and enthusiasm – we look forward to more in the future!

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A New Year And A New Home

4 Jan

Today Glamorgan Quilters met for the first time this year in their new home – Ystradowen Village Hall.

It was a busy day with a fabric and book sale to raise funds for Parkinson’s Disease, a raffle with lovely calendars as prizes and news of various forthcoming workshops.

There was also time for a show and tell session to showcase the amazing talent of the group. A few of the quilts that were shown are pictured below.

This is one of the many that Jeannie has recently completed – as ever beautiful vibrant colours and backed with Minky. (Google Minky to find out more)

Jeannies quilt 3

Pam showed the group a memory quilt that she had made when her mother in law celebrated her 90th birthday

Pams quilt

Ann showed a few quilts that she had made from scraps of fabric. She is busy trying to reduce her stash of fabric so that she can go out and buy more – what a sensible idea! This is the back of one of her quilts – quite amazing!

Anns quilt

Jeannie was also busy using up fabric that she had bought for making her Christmas decorations.

Jeannie handsewing

And Fran was busy hand sewing a beautiful oriental looking piece of work.

Frans notan

Next month members can sell items they no longer want in their stash -so it’s time to get busy sorting folks!

Felting Workshop

2 Jan

On Sunday 5 January Pat Johnson is running a felting workshop for Glamorgan Quilters at Colwinston Village Hall between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

For those of you who have booked to attend here are the requirements for the day:

a plastic apron
3 towels
a plastic bag to take the wet piece home
a pair of scissors

You need to bring a packed lunch
You may also want to bring bits of fabric to experiment with but if not Pat will supply everything in the way of materials

You will make a piece of felt large enough for a picture or cushion

See you there!