Author Archives: Monica Dennis

The Year of the Sea

2018 sees Wales celebrating the Year of the Sea and this theme has been taken up by Swansea Festival of Stitch to challenge individuals to create unique works of textile art for the various exhibitions around Swansea between 10-24 August. … Continue reading

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Procion Dyeing

Yesterday I spent the day Procion Dyeing at a Kate Andre workshop and if you want to know all about procion dyeing it is a workshop to be recommended. We started off with ice dyeing and then moved on using … Continue reading

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Obsessed by the Sea!

It has been a while since posting because I have been busy organising exhibitions for the Swansea Festival of Stitch which takes place 10-24 August. Our sewing group Cutting Edge has a two week exhibition in the Tapestri cafe in … Continue reading

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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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