Monday 29 May 2017

Traverse update

I spent this weekend with the Traverse ladies.  We all did lots of work despite the heat!

I took this piece

and coated it with flour paste again.  When the flour paste was dry I crackled it and then painted it with brown paint.

When I washed it off it looked like this.  This looks better when you see it than in the photo!
I also played with my thermofax screens on paper and on calico.

Sorry you can't see the paper ones very well.

I tore these up into squares and rectangles and with a few pieces of other fabric put them together with wall paper paste!

I also played with some die cut canvas which I put onto calico with bondaweb

  and covered with a layer of scrim.

Jan taught me how to use my sewing machine with encouragement from Cath.  Still needs more practice!

The great thing about working with a group is that we all spark off each other so as if it weren't bad enough that I had so many ideas last week, I have come home with loads more.  Watch this space!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. It must be lovely working with a group who share similar ideas. You have used some very interesting techniques here,I will look forward to seeing what comes of them.

  2. Looks like a fabulous weekend. Well done. That's what I find valuable about working with a group, not only new ideas from the tutor but from seeing how others work is just as rewarding.


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