Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Getting stuck in

Hello. Our Craft and Chat club was a little different yesterday. We usually take whatever we are working on, sit round a big table, and do our own thing while we chat. I was a bit late in getting there, due to me stopping to chat to two ladies sitting on a bench, so I missed the first bit, everyone had already started. We were told to bring some coloured tissue paper for this, but of course I forgot, head like a sieve sometimes. Not to worry we all muck in together and share what we have. 
Carol was the tutor, the blonde lady with the blue top, she teaches craft work for another group. The table was covered in black plastic bin bags because this was going to be a bit messy, and we all had a piece of A3 plain paper. The idea is to tear up the tissue paper in whatever way we choose, strips, squares or random shapes, and stick them onto the plain paper, with diluted PVA glue. Layering and overlapping is good, it makes the finished piece stronger.

Everybody was ripping and sticking, chatting and laughing.

This is what I ended up with. 
Because I started a bit late, I hadn't quite finished when it was time to go, so I carried on at home sticking some more pieces on right up to the edges.

We have to take them back next week for stage two. I'm not sure what that is to be, but I believe there will be some stitching at some point. I think when we have done the embellishments we can make it into a bag, or a book cover, or anything we want to make. I'll let you know what happens next week after the Monday meeting.

Now I'm off out for the day, the sun is shining so must make the most of it.
Toodle pip


  1. Hello mean Queen
    I see poppies (flanders), lots of them.
    Margaret (from Oz)

  2. Oh very mysterious Ilona. Cant wait for next week.

  3. I love your choice of colors...can't wait to see the final product. Enjoy the sunshine.

  4. Probably the best part of the day was the chattering. Looks like whatever you are creating is going to be certainly colorful!

  5. Oh that looks like fun. I wonder what it will be be. Sun shining here in Huddersfield but then suddenly it goes dark and hails sideways. Very strange weather. Debbie

  6. It's really pretty! I like the idea of a book cover. Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

  7. Hi Ilona, lovely colours !
    Looking forward to an update next week.
    AussieCheryl : )

  8. Hello.It's great to be up and dressed in the land of the living again,due to a bout of the flu that hit hubby and I like a truck.So...have read the last few days"posts and comments.It's fun reading and I look forward to seeing the finished project.Good ideas scattered around as usual,thankyou for the photos and book review.Visiting with you is a treat,bye for now, D.

  9. Easter -related perhaps? Don't know what though lol!

  10. A nice beginning to your project with great colors.

  11. Looking forward to seeing the next step :)
    And Ilona, if that is a handknit cardi on the woman in the lower right side of your photo, please tell her it is fantastic!


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