Last Tuesday saw us travelling down to the south coast to the Worthing branch of the Embroiderers Guild. It was their Members Day, and what a lovely day it was! I forgot to take my camera, of course, so no pictures of what everyone was doing, but I can show you what I was demonstrating.
Apologies for the shadow, but you can at least get a flavour of what we were doing. Everyone who wanted to had a go at paper casting. There was only time for a very basic demonstration of the technique. The one I use does not need glue of any description to hold it all together, and I have a sneaky way of adding colour during the process, which is covered in a course rather than a demonstration.
No paintbrushes were used during this exercise! Colour always becomes lighter as it dries, but starting with colour of any sort it sometimes better than white.
You may well recognise the patterns, which are from embossing folders, but these are not needed as I also teach the method using found objects etc.
Colour can be added in a variety of ways, and once you start it can become quite addictive. I use it for making tiles or beads which can be attached in a number of ways. In fact, there are lots of uses, so if you are interested in a course or workshop for your guild or group, just get in touch.
6 thoughts on “What I was doing on Tuesday”
I never previously really wanted to travel to Europe, but you are making me want to come and learn fun techniques from you. This one is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Ooh, I’d love you to come on a course. I know we’d get along very well. Maybe we will meet someday. Keep up the good work.
You do all the things I’d like to learn more about, especially on the embellishing machine! Perhaps we will meet some day…I can only hope
Thanks. These are lovely! I’d love to know of your workshops or classes in the south of England.
Your blog(s) have got too many links and sometimes I get lost. Is it possible for you to show any dates/events clearly in one place for people to find easily? (I know it’s just me………..)
Keep it up!
Janet, different people subscribe to different blogs. I always give a link to the appropriate post. The next dyeing workshop is mentioned here.
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