Arts, Crafts and Skills

Northchurch Social Centre, Bell Lane, Northchurch
2nd Monday 10:00 – 12:00 am

Northchurch Social Centre has its own onsite parking for about 30 cars

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Next meeting Monday  8 February,  10.00 – 12.00 via Zoom

Card making proved very popular earlier this week,   with members asking to do it again.

Thank you Lana for providing all your  stamps and ink pads for our general use and for giving us all such an enjoyable morning.

Anne Anderson kindly brought along a 3D fabric star that she had made and offered to show us all how to make one at the December meeting.

This idea proved to be more popular than a Christmas Wreath.

The requirements for the fabric star are:

2 pieces of contrasting material each measuring just over 12” x 8”.   Each piece will be cut into 6 squares measuring 4” square but it will be easier to apply the Bondaweb in one piece and then do the subcutting.
Cotton or other lightweight fabric are used. If a stiffer fabric is used then Bondaweb may not be necessary on both sides. It is merely used to stiffen the fabric.

However, if you wish to use up any patchwork blocks or longer 4″+  wide strips of fabric that you already have,  then  these shapes will be fine too.

Fabric glue  or needle and thread to join the points of the star together.     Anyone using fabric glue may find small clips or pegs useful to hold the points together until the glue sets.
Short length of ribbon/thread or a ring to create  hook to hang star up.
Sharp fabric scissors

Anne has bought 4 metres of Bondaweb @£3 a metre which she will bring ready cut into 12”x 8” pieces.

Anne has also offered to bring an iron and ironing board and her mat, large ruler  and rotary cutter to make the preparation easier on the day.

If people want to make this out of card, then the same measurements can be used but if the card is a different colour on each side the effect will be better.

Maureen K has offered to lead a session on Water Colours at our first meeting in the New Year,   Monday   13  January 2020.

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