Summer round up!

We are back next week after a two week summer break! I thought I’d show you what we’ve been up to the past few weeks, we’ve been working with fabrics and have some had some wonderful results.

Fabric Manipulation – Different techniques to create texture and 3D shapes within fabric. These can be used in quilts, artwork or incorporated into garments. These work quite easy once you get a hang of the stitch sequences.

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Draping – I cut out these half sized stands from a huge block of foam, they aren’t accurate measurement wise but great for trying out different ideas on a manageable scale. Draping shapes on to the dummy in this way can be a great start to making full size patterns. We also took existing garment and pinned away manipulating them into an entirely new outfit!

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Trimmings and decorations – If you haven’t used a pom pom maker before I can highly recommend it! They are fast, fun and super easy, you can also use scraps of fabric and plastic bags to make some interesting textures and patterns. The flower combines a couple of techniques making a ribbon flower  and attaching fabric petals on top. Making brooches, bunting, jewellery, sew on to a tote or make it into a cute creature like the spider below!

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Twiddlemuffs –   The silliest name for a wonderful thing! We made these as donations for people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, they help patients feel calm and keeps hands busy and mind occupied. pixlr_20160727211010434.jpg

We’ve had a great seven weeks of fabric fun! Next couple of weeks are dedicated to the art of collograph. Sign up to our monthly newsletter to keep up-to-date with our sessions, events and other mental health/arty things.

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