Over the last few months members have been working on individual pieces of fabric, to make a piece of bunting that spelled out Preston Embroiderer's Guild for us to use at future events. Ann had kindly sewn this together for us and it looked amazing. Whilst having our chat, we were able to have a closer look at everyone's work. Take a look at the 'Other News' tab for further details of the project.
Once the AGM meeting was closed, tables and chairs were moved and an air of excitement filled the room as members set up their tables, unpacked plastic covers, koh I noor paints, silk paints, brushes and filled bowls with water.
Once members had eaten their lunch, it was time to award the Gertrude Goodenough Trophy given in memory of this past member of our Branch.
Once the paper was sufficiently wet, we crumpled our black bin bags and after laying a sheet of paper down first, we painted each of the soaked sheets with koh I noor paints in seashore colours, a strip of yellow, blue for the sea and a different blue for the sky, with dashes of white/grey where we wanted them. Each page was laid at an angle across the previous one, to achieve interesting effects and then we folded over the edges of the bag to cover the paper until it drie
Pelmet Vilene Covers, pre- cut by Sandie, were then painted with silk paints to complement the pages and whilst still wet, painted over with an application of Acrylic Wax. The colours soaked through and the cover was dried using a hairdryer.