Sunday, 21 July 2019

Fabric Tulips

Yesterday Jan  hosted a wonderful workshop for us to make fabric tulip flowers

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The Footfall Project

A few of the slippers created by the group in support of the
Footfall Exhibition in the gallery at Sevenoaks Library

Friday, 21 April 2017

Carol W

Has been busy knitting hats for the oncology unit at Maidstone hospital.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Deidre M

A few evenings ago I was not quite bored, but restless, and so started randomly looking through my craft room.  Rummaging in a bag I came across the template from a Work shop I had joined in many many years ago. Although the original item was missing I had all the bits and pieces to make another.  So the next day I started cutting and sewing.  First to make a head and sew it together, once the felt was cut out and stuffed with fleece it took shape quiet nicely.  The hat came next with lace trim and roses. Lastly the whiskers and eyes - the finished head made me laugh as it came alive.
The fabric for the dress needed lace sewn on top and bottom and lastly a small bag to be filled with dried lavender, and then attach the head. Once the top of the dress was gathered and fitted just under the head all was finished.

With a big thank you to the Textiles' member who took the workshop all those years ago, I have had the added pleasure of making another
                                                                                                                               'Lavender Mouse'

Monday, 2 May 2016

Corrine M

I love working with raw fleeces especially Wensleydale locks which I like using whole in my spinning and knitting. As I love colour I like to dye them before using them.

To leave the lock structure I separate them and put them in plastic containers with the tips facing the same way

I add colour in stripes after having soaked the locks in water for about 15 minutes.

When I am pleased with the effect

 I cover the container and 'cook' in the microwave for about 5 mins.


I leave them to cool down, rinse them and let them dry

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Workshop with Jenny Beal

First we learned basic gold work techniques  
Then we decorated them individually.
The piece included couching different 'gold'
threads and wire to create the Christmas bauble 
I chose multi coloured beads. After cutting out the shape
 it was  appliqu├ęd with padding to a background.
Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Jill L's Beautiful Little People

Miss Spots and Stripes
These are some examples of 'Art Dolls' that I have made, with a selection starting with my 'first' (large colourful doll ) where I followed the instructions slavishly then of several more and also focussing in on interesting aspects where I started to enjoy the process and play around.
I was inspired initially by some books out of the local library by Patti Medaris Cullea who has written several books around the subject and Jan Horrox from the UK, who also sells specialist supplies on the Internet.

A Little Fairy Dust goes a long way
To complete the dolls  I have mostly used my stash of materials or sourced from vintage / up cycled garments... Never throw it away!!  Useful to know a 'fat quarter'  will do you nicely.
I have parted with one or two dolls but as you might guess the husband thinks they are taking over!
For younger children I have simplified the pattern and used new materials through out with no small parts. Recently I have moved into 'fairies' and 'elves' as you can see... Lots of fun!
Elfishly Cute
The Ice Princess