The designs were inspired by some 1950's textile artists (Lucienne Day & another one that I cant for the life of me remember the name!!).
Gillian is a very productive Textile artist and had lots of her designs for us to choose from. She uses a layering method for her appliqué and we started off by making a simple pieced background which we block printed with acrylic paints
|I used two block designs and two different colours|
Then we traced the design onto Heat & Bond lite
|Cranberry & Orange sponge - scrummy!|
|We will see....|
Here are some pictures of Gillian's work
|Love the colours|
And these are works in progress of some of the ladies
This morning started with a bit of this
When a friend and I tripped off to Lamport Hall - to learn a bit of
Wildlife Gardening. I can't show you (yet) how we got on, but we have laughed all morning and that's a great way to start the weekend!
There are events (Art, Craft & Design Fair 3rd & 4th May - Festival of Country Life 24th & 25th May Weekends) at Lamport Hall so I might just bee returning shortly.
|worth a visit on a nice day|