Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Tent Makers of Cairo

 On Monday we had John and Joan Fisher visit to talk to us about their work with the Tent Makers of Cairo.

A really interesting talk on the History, design and  methods that these men use to create beautiful and distinctive additions to their homes.

 All the pieces are worked onto tent canvas
If they want a different colour background, the a piece of coloured fabric is placed on to of the canvas

 The designs are drawn onto the background
 and then fabrics is needle turn appliqued onto the drawing

 Lots of designs include Script
 as well as Floral designs
 MAny of the designs come from carved woodwork used in decorative doors

 They also cater for the Egyptian tourist market

 Many of the more modern designs include embroidery too

A great afternoon full of inspiration

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

A Great Workshop

 We had a very successful workshop this month, making a Flex Clasp bag, using these Hexagon shape clasp

 Everyone arrived (as requested) with thier fabric cut out so we got straight onto sewing
Ellen's Tartan medication bag
 The bag is simple enough to make.
 Just a couple of rectangles really

 But once the clasp is added it turns into this lovely little secure bag
That snaps shut

Some lovely fabrics selected

This was such a popular workshop that  A Lot more clasps have been ordered!!


Don't Forget

Next Monday 
6th November 
we have Joan Fisher coming along with a slide show and talk on
The Tentmakers of Cairo  

She will have many samples for us to view
We will open as usual at 1pm  
with the talk commencing BY 1.30 

Visitors are most welcome so please bring a friend too!