Author Archives: Monica Dennis

Paper Laminating & Stencilling

Today I spent the day learning how to do paper laminating with some interesting results. First off I secured three sea landscape photos that had been photocopied onto paper underneath some ivory coloured organza. I then screen printed over the … Continue reading

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More Sewing for Pleasure!

The sewing machine is packed up and taken to Solva, Pembrokeshire every year where I endeavour to complete many of the unfinished projects that clutter my sewing room. This year, however, I side tracked and started on some new projects, … Continue reading

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A Crafty Weekend

Last weekend I was out and about on a mission to craft! The fun started in Carmarthen where I visited Oriel Myrddin to see the Darker Threads exhibition where my son had work on show. I was also impressed with … Continue reading

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Colours of India

Still working on the sea themed wall hanging but being distracted by thoughts of a fabric journal based on my visits to India and the fact that it is the 70th anniversary of Indian independence. I have made a start … Continue reading

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By the Sea

It seems an age since I have posted anything on the blog so I thought today would have to be the day that I shared my current work in progress. Inspired by recent visits to the beach and painting fabric … Continue reading

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Personalised Bunting and Quilts

The current trend is to make quilts and bunting from a toddlers outfit when they have grown out of it to provide a keepsake for the future. I have just completed this bunting for a friends grandchild using an all … Continue reading

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Stitched Pictures and Ice Dyeing

Over the last week I have been busy exploring new techniques. On Wednesday I attended and Alison Moger workshop which was focused around stitched pictures using fabric scraps and free machine stitching. And these are the results of my days … Continue reading

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Stash for Cushions!

Recent fabric acquitions have been used to make these cushions. This one has been made using silk fabric from a sample book. I have used the creams and pinks to create a crazy patchwork design and then embellished it with … Continue reading

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Stencilling and Machine Embroidery

I have recently been busy dyeing fabric, stencilling and practising my free machine embroidery and below are some of the results This panel was indigo dyed and then stamped before I stencilled the flowers on using a freezer paper stencil. … Continue reading

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A Decorated Zip Bag

Yesterday I atttended a workshop run by CE member and good friend Fiona Ferguson – to make a decorated lined zip bag. My main achievement was to put the zip in neatly – something that has always been a challenge … Continue reading

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