Author Archives: Monica Dennis

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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A New Year of Crafting

Yesterday was a quiet day s what better way to spend it than in the sewing room. Having recently bought 5 metres of faux suede fabric which was going cheap because it might come in handy one day I set … Continue reading

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Traveller’s Tales Quilt

A while ago I had an idea to make a lap quilt similar to one that I made for my daughter which was based on a pattern that I had seen in a quilting magazine. It was 9″ blocks with … Continue reading

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More Christmas Goodies

As they went down so well last year I have been making more Christmas sacks … and as well as using the reindeer image from last year I have created a Gingerbread man image, which looks quite cute!

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