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.
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.
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.