Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We had a good crowd at the meeting on Tuesday and we all brought our finished circles. Janine showed us the next steps to a variety of different styles of books and she had some beautiful samples with her, but she'd already packed her things before I could take photos. She had her granchildren with her and at the bottom of this post you will see that they are both following their GM's footsteps. Amy drew a rainbow and Michael who is a little older drew lots of pictures and maps.

This is Sue's Spring tree which she's now almost finished, I can't wait to see them all together. We'll have Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter ready to create one piece of work by October.

Below is the work we started two weeks ago and finished at home.

I must admit that this one above by Rosemary was one of my favourites this week.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

St David's Hospice

There are 3 missing from this group, Carol, Janine and myself.

Here is the group with the piece of art Llyn Dywarchen and a cheque to present to the hospice.


All these members have had a birthday recently or will be having one soon, so they were presented with flowers. Mary, Anne and Trish were presented with the flower arrangements supplied by the Queen's Head (smile)

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I had a Tiramisu with a large blackberry on the top and I was just about to pop it in my mouth when I was snapped!


I had to show this, it's been created by the people who are in the hospice. Isn't it wonderful?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SerenTex textiles

Sue brought her beautiful quilt to show us how it was made using a similar idea to the work we did at yesterday's workshop with Janine. I have mentioned before that our Sue won the highest award possible for her Patchwork and Quilting, City and Guilds work, by being awarded the Gold Medal. This is one of her quilts shown below. I'm afraid I focused on Sue rather than the quilt.

Above and below are two close-ups from the quilt, but these don't do it justice either.

This is Joan's Iris which she had almost finished at Plas Tan y Bwlch.

We are all taking part in a project on trees, which we hope to put together as one work of art eventually. Joan being a perfectionist was not happy with the first one and made a second, but she's also made a third. well I think they are all lovely.

she also brough a beautiful card she'd made for Rhiannon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another workshop

Janine decided to surprise us with her workshop and only gave us a list of things to bring with us. You can imagine my surprise when I realised that the work she did with us involved circles! I have been thinking in circles for the last week for some reason. A most enjoyable afternoon and enjoyed by us all.

We all laughed when Janine brough out a special sheet of paper in Trish's favourite colours and said she'd made it for her. You can see how pleased she is.
I will post some more photos of textiles which will interest you all tomorrow.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

More Plas Tan y Bwlch - long

This is day two at Plas for SerenTex and Sue arrives. It felt just as if the sun had come out and we all livened up,and the real sun did come out too. Hi from Plas from us all Sheila! A bit late, but never mind.

Carol and Sue.

Sue enjoyed painting and decorating papers experimenting with different techniques and she also did some monoprinting on Evolon which turned out really well, but I don't seem to have a photo of those.

I thought you would enjoy seeing Cinderella and the ugly sisters.

I'm sure you will agree that this is a beauty? This is the design Trish created for our project 'Trees'.

This is Carol's paper Flower Design that we started with Sue at a SerenTex meeting. This has turned out really well and the black and white photocopy looks as good as the original.

Joan also covered a lot of ground over the weekend as she almost finished her orchid piece shown in the last post. She finished the weaving which we all started after a demo by Trish at a recent SerenTex meeting, she called this one Hawaiian Sunset. Then she had time to start another embroidered piece of work on soluble paper which is unfinished.

This is a piece that our friend Jenny started at Plas. Jenny always joins us here every year.

A piece of work started by Trish and I hope to show you this one when it's finished.

This is Gaynor working on her quilt, which I think is called 'Transformation'.

I know I took another photo of Rhiannon and her tree, but I can't find it, so this tiny one of her working on it will have to suffice.

We were joined by Maggie and Mary on the third day, both 'proper artists' and next year we hope they will be with us for the whole weekend!