Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Christmas Party 2011

On Friday the 25th November 2011 20 members of Silk-n-Threads arrived at St Martins school hall to enjoy an evening of festive merriment. We had a Secret Santa, our usual Christmas Tree decoration competition and a shared table supper. Thanks to Anne Worsnup who is in hospital at the moment for her organising of the event as regards catering and decoration. Get well soon Annne. Thanks also to Beryl Wood for stepping in at the last minute to cover for Anne as well as all the behind the scenes work that she does.

As usual we had a great time and it was a early start to the festive season for us all.
The tree decorations this year were based around silk cocoons that members painted and then decorated. What an array of creative ideas considering that everybody was very concerned that they couldn't DO anything with white cocoons. All in all a very inventive collection of decorations.

Third prize went to, on the left, Muriel Draper. Second prize to, on the right, Annette Anderson (this years Chair) and first place to Margaret Steeden centre.

For some reason blogger has uploaded this image sidewards, I've tried several times to no avail. The places were as follows, top was third, middle was second and bottom was first.

Can all at Silk-n-Threads wish all those who visit our blog a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

First meeting next year is the 9th January 2012.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011



 The cabinet is full of 3D items that members have been busy making over the past 12 months. some have been inspired by the Monday workshops led by members throughout the year. Silk Collage books, Tyvek jewellery, silk covered boxes and painted ties are amongst the goodies.

 We had a warm day to hang the exhibition and we are very pleased with the result. The overall surface area allowed this year was much smaller than in p[revious years but we quite like the 'busy overall' effect. Some of the scarves for sale are shown on the left in the above pic.
This pic shows the second wall and the tables of cards and more scarves, 2 of which sold before we had finished hanging!! All the works contain some silk, most of which are painted but there is also some textile mixed media on show with silk as a part.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Beryl Wood's clutch bag is delightful. She constructed the 'new' fabric out of silk strips which she then dyed before making the bag.

This is the table showing the completed range of finished books and art wraps produced by members. All were made from strips of fabric, mainly silk and then the 'new' fabric was used to make mostly book covers. Some members made their own books from scratch others covered commercially bought books.

Bottom left is Gail's wrap for her art equipment. Her 'new' fabric was made from cotton strips before the wrap was made.

The fabric on which some of the books are displayed was spray dyed and stencilled, Muriel again showing a pleasing choice of colours.