Members attending the June meeting enjoyed the last of our Craft Extravaganza days for this year which had been organised by the group’s co-coordinator, Joan Robson. Our Chairman, Moragh Bradshaw began the day with a demonstration and talk on her experiences of using Transfer inks and crayons. Moragh had lots of samples to show of both products and showed a variety of ways that could be used in their application. Joan Robson then reinforced this and followed on with her own development of Transfer Crayons and Paper Bag Printing.
Joan then explain the method of Slashing, this was reinforced with samples and more suggestions of how to take this technique further. Couching was the next on the list and again Joan showed a selection of her own samples using a more modern approach to this technique. Members then spent the rest of the morning having a go at the techniques that had been covered.
Just before lunch members gathered to take a look at a selection of member’s textile pieces that would be going into local exhibitions during the month of July. Both Blaenau Ffestiniog and Dolgellau Libraries had invited our group to exhibit and give an insight into what our members produce from our meetings.
After lunch Joan Robson gave a demonstration of creating an embellishment that could be added to a textile project using a Glue Gun and glue sticks. Members needed no encouragement to have a go and for the rest of the meeting they continued to experiment with all the ideas of the day. Another very busy and rewarding day was enjoyed by all the members attending.
More photos from the workshop can be seen on our Flickr page here