Sunnybank Craft Club produced some great paper patchwork books today.
We first had a look at different types of patchwork in books and magazines then Melvyn showed us the patchwork fabric wallhanging of Sorrento he has been working on.
Susan had painstakingly cut out all the hexagon shapes, from a variety of crafting papers, the night before. We used 10 pieces for each book, which we first glued onto a piece of card starting with four shapes down the middle then three down each side.
To get the stitch mark members used black marker pens.
The final stages were cutting round the outline of the piece, adding doublesided tape to the back then attaching it to the front of the notebook.
Taa-daah don't they look colourful.
While we had a cuppa and a chat everyone tried to see how many words,of three or more letters, they could make out of the word PATCHWORK.
43 was the final count.
SOME NICE LINKS TO LOOK AT
MARIA THOMAS TEXTILES produces some fantastic contemporary patchwork.
ELAINE HUGHES works in patchwork and applique.
This delicious patchwork traycloth apron can be found in Nicki Trench's book
or if you have
MOLLIE MAKES MAGAZINE issue 12 you can find the pattern in there.
IF ALL THIS GIVES YOU THE URGE TO HAVE A GO AT REAL LIVE PATCHWORK MY LOVELY FRIEND TRACY OF TRACY'S WORKSHOPS IS A GREAT PLACE TO START.