Una's work inspired us from the start. Stuffed tulips in abundance, tulip vases and lino printed cards
The aim was for us each to make 3 tulips today
Una demonstrated and made more tulips
Elaine ironing the petals. The choice of fabric for the petals was very important
We all got to work very quickly, full of enthusiasm
Dina choosing the fabric for her leaves.
Loving the 'pink' sewing machine Dina
''The quiet table''
Great to see Janet on a sewing machine
Debbie making a 'chicken' tulip
Ruth with a very large tulip - must have been a very large seam allowance!
Tulips started to appear...
...in a variety of hand dyed fabrics. Stuffed and gathered ready for the next stage
Janet's tulip in organza. They will be part of Janet's entry for regional day
Una demonstrated the preparation for attaching the stem
The position of the leaf can be anywhere you prefer on the stem
The leaves were machine quilted and wrapped around the stem
Hand embroidery attached the leaves
This stage of the tulip, where the stems were fitted into the flower and then hand stitched caused a lot of laughter as you can see
This tricky procedure was done as demonstrated by Ruth; resting the flower like so, to enable hand stitching around the petals onto the stem
The 'naughty' table continued to have fun
Janet's two tulips
Just a minute...Ruth's on the left...Elaine's on the right...Little and Large?
Maggie's delicate yellow tulip
Dina's textured tulip
Jude's leaves and stem in a furnishing fabric which proved to be ideal
Ruth wearing her larger than life finished tulip
Yvonne used the same fabric for stem and flower with stunning effect
Jude's tulip was made using a gelli printed fabric
Ruth's suggestion for displaying her tulips
After a lot of hard work the tulips were finished
We were thrilled with the results and cannot wait to see them on display in our forthcoming exhibition later in the year
Thank you Una for all your help and hard work today. It has been a lovely way to spend a day with friends