Print, Stitch, Paint, Take 2

It was a bit warm yesterday for being holed up in a classroom, but nevertheless I think the students at the second Print, Stitch and Paint class at Bilston Craft Gallery had a good time.


Apologies for the less than thrilling photography in this post. The photos were taken in haste on my phone!


The students began with monoprint to establish a design. We used a range of simple monoprint methods including the ever-popular natural leaf printing.


I didn't manage to get a photo of this lovely leaf design when it was finished so you'll have to trust me, it turned out beautifully!



With the print session done it was soon time to have a quick clear up and get the sewing machines out. Students worked using free motion and some hand stitch to add quilting to their chosen print. The students have a wide ranging textile background and some had no or very little free motion quilting experience so it was a leap of faith for them but they were very brave and dived straight in.


With a bit of quilting under their belts it was time to add some paint. There's not time in a short class to complete one of these journal size quilts completely so the students aimed to just get one section resolved to such a point that they would feel comfortable completing the rest at home.



 Meanwhile in the beautiful coolness of the gallery downstairs, the children's activity wall that's part of the Through Our Hands exhibition is coming along nicely. There's still plenty of time to visit the exhibition and children and families are very welcome. Perhaps if you take some little ones with you, they can add to our colourful collage quilt!

Through Our Hands at Bilston, details here.


Thanks for visiting the blog today.
bye for now,
Laura
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