Friday, 12 April 2019

Heat on Fabric - stitch club by Kate Steane 27th April 2019, Heighington Thomas Garrett Rooms 10-3

Heat on Fabric – three projects

Use a heat gun to create bubbles; decorate with beads 

 Iron on disperse dyes with paper stencils

With a soldering iron make marks, holes and seal one fabric to another

Please bring
Metal tray if you bring your own heat gun or soldering iron
Scissors for fabric
Small scissors for cutting your own paper stencils

Optional  - I will have some to share
Kunin felt (also known as acrylic or synthetic felt)
Synthetic lining material in colours of your choice
Polyester organza (sheer) in colours of your choice

I will provide
Dry papers spread with disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes)
A range of paper stencils
Polyester cotton
Iron and old towel
Small metal pastry cutters
Synthetic lining material in limited colours
Some Kunin felt
Tyvek already coloured
Lutradur already coloured
Some polyester organza/sheers
Metal cutters
Oven gloves
Baking parchment
Iron and towel
Soldering iron and holder
Heat gun and stand
Beads – seed beads and larger ones
Beading needles
Nymo thread
Craft knife
Cutting board

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Dry felting with Robyn Smith 26th April 2019; Bailgate Embroiderers' Guild - all welcome

This practical evening will take place on Friday evening 26th April
6.45 to 9.00 at Mansion of the Future, opposite Lincoln Railway Station.

Robyn will supply a kit for £3

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Heat on Fabric Stitch Club 27th April 2019 (changed from 20th) relocated to Thomas Garrett Rooms

Kate Steane - using heat on fabric (Tyvek, Lutradur and woven synthetics). Change of date to 27th Apr and relocated to Thomas Garrett Rooms, Heighington

Use a heat gun to create bubbles; decorate with beads
Iron on disperse dyes over stencils
With a soldering iron make marks, holes and seal one fabric to another

More details at the beginning of April

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

March Stitch Club - Jacobean Crewel Work with Kate Steane 2019

Those new to the crewel tradition worked a variety of stitches in a feather shape, following in the footsteps of Anne Michel Goodall who used the Jacobean feather as a beginning point many years earlier in stitch clubs. The others continued on projects already started.

Lynn Haith at the Bailgate Embroiderers' Guild end of Feb 2019

Judith Snaith took some photos of Lynn's amazing piece of work, titled

The Antithesis of Serendipity

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Crewel work with Kate Steane 16th March 2019

This Jacobean style embroidery can be very decorative with huge leaves, fruit and flowers dwarfing deer and other animals; birds look good among the leaves. I tend to use calico with cotton embroidery threads, but traditionally the images were worked in fine wool thread. I don't like using a hoop, but many do - so bring one if you prefer.

It is great if you have a design you want to follow; or if you would prefer to explore the stitches used in this work you could fill in a Jacobean feather, a different stitch for each segment. I will have the feather design available to transfer onto the calico.

You will need a piece of calico (available from the Fabric Corner) the size of your design or just larger than A5 for the feather; I will have a limited amount for sale. You will need cotton embroidery threads in the colours you want to use (I will have some for use on the day) and crewel work needles (sharp point and broad eye; available from most outlets selling fabric). Sadly Anne Roberts is unable to tutor the class, so Kate Steane is stepping in.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Badge making with Vanda 16th Feb 2019

Three of us were shown the melding of thin slips of shiny plastic onto backgrounds using the slow heat of a laminator; these were then cut and pasted to produce one type of badge. 

Laser printed images on OHP film were fed through the laminator with heat reactive shiny film; the colour adhered to the laser print, so black became silver or whatever. Then some of the images were coloured with permanent markers. Each image was then backed and placed on rim edge papers and fed into the badge making machine. 

These intricate processes have been explored experimentally by our tutor Vanda Taylor Nottingham.