June began the day by re-capping her lecture and preparing us for the different possible outcomes. The aim is to create a vibrant piece of work using lurex thread and crochet cotton on lutrador, distressing with acrylics and a heat gun.
June had lots of samples and finished pieces to examine
Here is June's work stretched onto a frame showing the work before painting.
Perlé technique of using crochet thread in the bobbin and having the bobbin thread as the top stitch
It is possible to make tea light holders using this technique with Lutrador
The room was heaving with activity
Never before had we managed 22 members on sewing machines
However, after a hectic start, we did manage it very well
Dina being a rebel and painting her canvas - upturned
June demonstrated the use of the heat gun on the lutrador
You can see the glitz below June's canvas - this shines through the lutrador embroidery from beneath. You can use beads, fabrics or as in June's case, shiny sweet papers
Jude's work in the foreground showing it is quite labour intensive on a piece this large
Janet using the heat gun
More proof of the busy nature of the room
Working on the underneath/backing for the lutrador, to shine through
Working on the 'landing' we set up the painting table
The lutrador was painted with pearlised acrylic paint
Colours were blended and merged - Elaine is working on a tea light piece
Here are some images of June's work with close-ups
Finally we have 2 members pieces at the end of the day
Dina managed to complete her work - all hand stitched!
Janet manipulated her lutrador and didn't paint it.
This is the beauty of our ladies - we learn a skill but develop it individually to suit our needs.
At 10.00am we were unsure we could pull it off with 22 in the room - well done ladies, another triumph!