Wednesday, 30 August 2017

2017 ANNUAL EXHIBITION SILKEN TREASURES

Just started to advertise our 2017 annual exhibition.
Here is the poster that will be used in both A4 and A6 format.

There will be the usual eclectic mix of silk paintings and mixed media textile art work as well as the ever popular original hand painted and dyed silk scarves which the local ladies find invaluable for early Christmas shopping. So from reasonably priced cards to the more considered purchase of an original work of art there will be something for everyone.

Do pop along and have a chat there will always be a member on duty.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Exhibition

OUR NEXT EXHIBITION IS ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY.
IDEAL FOR THOSE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
PICTURES, SILK SCARVES and many more .....




Thursday, 29 January 2015

2014 GROUP CHALLENGE

 THIS WAS A 6INCH QUILTIE ROUND ROBIN.
25 MEMBERS TOOK PART, SOME OF US COMPLETED MORE THAN ONE.
EACH QUILTIE WENT TO 3 MEMBERS FOR COMPLETION.
EACH QUILTIE HAS SOME ELEMENT OF SILK IN IT AND THERE IS A FULL RANGE OF TECHNIQUES FROM FELTING, TYVEK, SILK PAINTING, DYEING, STENCILING, EMBROIDERY, APPLIQUE AND REVERSE APPLIQUE.
 
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IN THIS CD CHALLENGE MEMBERS WERE ALLOWED TO CHOOSE A TECHNIQUE TO PRODUCE THEIR CD. THANKS TO BELINDA FOR INSTIGATING THIS CHALLENGE AND GWEN FOR PUTTING IT TOGETHER.
 
BOTH THESE CHALLENGES BROUGHT MEMBERS TOGETHER AND GAVE US A SENSE OF IDENTITY.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

DISPERSE DYEING AND TRANSFER PRINTING SESSION

We had a good session today using the disperse dyed papers and printing on to a variety of substrates.
As disperse dyes work best on man made textiles we chose to use pelmet Vilene, Lutradur, stitch and tear, acrylic felt, thick posh serviettes and fabric containing polyester.
The images below are a range of the results. These will now be used in a variety of ways, from covering sketchbooks, cards, book marks, bags and book covers.
 
More images of finished results to follow.
 
 
 
 Middle bottom piece has been stencilled totally as the printed effect wasn't to the artists liking.

 Here a feather has been used as a relief creating a interesting effect.

 Good colour choices here with lots of serendipity happening.

 Lavender sprigs used as a relief.

 Work in progress, stencilling at the bottom and the pale relief of a fennel stem will be stitched into.

 This subtle colourway has been cut into small pieces and embroidered with French knots and them made into cards.

 These complementary colours have been developed with the use of stencils and paper d'olyles.

 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

A TOUCH OF SILK exhibition

OUR NEXT EXHIBITION IS AT MARPLE LIBRARY WHERE WE WILL BE EXHIBITING SILK PAINTING, SILK SCARVES AND TEXTILE ART CARDS.

ALL ITEMS FOR SALE, IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.  

As well as artists paintings we will be showing the results of our two challenges this year. 
Individual works of art that use some aspect of silk mounted in CD cases and secondly a round robin challenge of 36x 6 inch quilties. 

IT STARTS ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 3rd from 2pm and CLOSES SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15th 2pm.

The library is open

Monday   10am - 7pm
Tuesday   9am - 7pm
Wednesday   9am - 1pm
Thursday   9am - 5pm
Friday   9am - 6pm
Saturday   9am - 4pm


Marple Library
Memorial Park, Marple, Stockport. SK6 6BA
T: 0161 217 6009 F: 0161 426 0477


Admission free
There will be a member of Silk-n-Threads present during opening hours so pop along and have a chat about the group.

Friday, 4 July 2014

GARDEN PARTY

On June the 9th we had a very enjoyable afternoon at our first Silk-n-Threads garden party.
The sun eventually decided to shine after a drizzly morning  and after strawberries and cake we poised for this group photograph. As you can see everybody dressed up in their finery and even some hats made an appearance.
The committee provided homemade cakes and David, Margaret's husband, was the waiter for the afternoon.
Margaret's garden provided the perfect back drop for the day and many orders for plant cuttings were made.
It was a delightful change to the usual painting afternoons we have on a Monday and will hopefully become a regular event on our annual programme.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

6x6 challenge

Here are some of the first stage of our 6x6 challenge.
Each of the 22 members who signed up provided a piece of painted or dyed or decorated fabric on which further decoration could be added by two further members to who it will be passed on.
This round robin challenge will last 6 weeks and then they will be pieced together to make a mini quilt.

Members have to not get precious about their piece as it becomes the property of the person to whom they pass it to. Easier said than done. Hopefully we will end up with a full range of techniques to display at our exhibitions.

Here is a second set of squares, silk painted, bleached iced dyed and velvet providing a full range of base fabrics that will test members.



This is from the tyvek workshop held previously the painted tyvek was ironed on to felt with a sandwich of bondaweb resulting in a this cobweb effect.
Here the painted tyvek has been ironed until it produces this 'holey' effect.