Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Great meeting

Recently at our AGM we all agreed that were not doing as much at our meetings as we used to and that it had to be a little more structured. You will see from the following photos that we have done quite a lot of work at our last couple of meetings.

This is a show and tell. Gaynor has just finished this lovely quilt and here she explains how it was made. She made all the required blocks and took it to a lady who then made it up for her with her long arm machine. It's a beauty!

Here is a better image.

This is also work made by Gaynor at a class she attended recently. This looked so professional and used a black bin bag, some newspaper, wadding, clear plastic and plastic thonging.
Below is some of the work developed after our shell embroideries demonstration by Rosemary at the last meeting.

As you can see Ann is busy working on a quilt. I'm sorry the photo is of such a poor quality.

Here everyone is busy doing something or other, so a great improvement on some of our meetings which had become, tea, cakes and chat with lots of laughter.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Shell Demo

Now I wonder who she is? Do you think it's raining again?

Today it was new glasses day at SerenTex and some of them are very classy! I thought you would like a sample of them all.

Now down to business. We had a wonderful insight into how Rosemary makes her beautiful shell work. She'd been collecting loads of shells for us all to use.

This one she'd already box framed and brought with her to show. I'm sorry the colours are not so good.

Here are some samples of the work started. Perhaps some of them will be finished by the next time you look in.

The two pieces of work above are Rhiannon's WIP and below a glasses pouch in progress by Joan.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Eye Candy from a previous meeting

This is a special message from Rosemary to her friends and relatives in Australia to thank them for finding this lovely quilt pattern for her.

Monday, September 01, 2008

August 26th meeting

I have lots of work that should have been posted before, but instead of doing those now I decided to start afresh and follow with the others later.

This work is really delightful and I'm so pleased to have had a small share in it! when we were in Plas Tan y Bwlch in July I spent a little time with my friend Joan showing her how to use PaintShopPro. She came up with a lovely design which inspired her to make this piece. i'm sure I will be able to show you the finished piece of work before long.

Rhiannon is stitching this lovely dainty jug, which we all loved.

Miriam is working on this lovely work, just using left-overs! Not Miriam's usual style, but she manages to give whatever she does a special Miriam flavour. This time by adding some very pale dyes around the edge of the work. Lovely.

You will love this next one. It's Janine's Ton in progress, I think this is her third and they are all wonderful.

Here we see Rosemary and Janine discussing Janine's Ton inspiration and another piece in progress. We had a lovely meeting.
Our next meeting Rosemary is bringing in some shells she picked on Rhos beach and she will show us how she makes her lovely shell stitching and we are all going to have a go. below is a detail of her work.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

SerenTex AGM

We had our AGM at Joan's house this year and we had hoped for wonderful weather so we could wander around her beautiful garden. We did have a short period when it was dry enough to go for a stroll and take some photos outside.

Here is a longer video of our entertainment at the AGM. Briony, Joan's Granddaughter who is playing the Oboe is a professional musician as are her friends playing in the group.
Below are some of the beauties I found in the garden!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

2nd Day

This is how some of the work progressed today and below we are ready to relax with a bottle of wine!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Plas Tan y Bwlch

Some of the SerenTex members have come here to Plas Tan y Bwlch for 5 whole days, each one of us doing our own 'thing'. Here are some photos of some of the things I noticed going on last night. I will keep you all updated.

Here is Sue stressing on us to wear a 'respirator' when burning synthetics, her husband has just retired from the fire service and was horrified when he saw how she burnt her fabrics. So now she does it safely using this special mask. I wear an ordianary little mask, but I think it will be worth investing in one of those.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A drawing day with Mary (Spence)

We were all delighted to see Joan's 'Poodles' framed.

SerenTex went through a rather fallow patch over the last few months, due to illness, holidays, childminding and life in general. But yesterday made us realise what a wonderful group we belong to. We are like minded, get on very well together which is so important. We are all on the same wavelength and have a great time when we meet.

In November we are having an exhibition of some of our work at the Rhuddlan Library Gallery.

Yesterday we had a drawing workshop with Mary. It was fun, but we all learnt a lot from Mary's ideas, suggestions and advice. I think we will all be able to draw much better eyes from now on. Thanks Mary! I think one important lesson we all learnt, that even an hour's practice made us better artists. So the answer is to draw 'something' each day. We are going to have another drawing day soon. Below you can see some of the drawings we made of each other.

Mary is the one standing instructing Miriam and Rosemary. By the way, Miriam wants to say 'Hello' to her relatives in Australia! Thanks for looking at our blog.

This is the drawing Joan made of Gwyneth. Joan is the one standing behind Gwyneth.