The Northern Ireland Embroidery Guild 17th - 19th January - part the third

A lovely sample using torn strips of paper serviette along with the newspaper, painted Bondaweb and sparkle.

I have spread this trip over 3 posts as the ladies produced some fabulous samples on both workshops. A New Starting Point is my newspaper based workshop that also combines printing onto the backgrounds with printing blocks. 
The Northern Ireland Embroidery Guild is a thriving group of all ages but as with all groups they can always do with more members. If you live anywhere near Belfast and fancy joining in the fun - go to - they can also be found on Facebook - https:/

You have already seen the build up to these samples in the previous post - here are what was produced by the end of the day - 
Painted and dyed newspaper decorated with painted Bondaweb, gilding flake, heat transfer foils, glitter and anything else to hand.


Then the printing blocks came out - the idea was to use a colour that was already in the work to print with. . . . this work could then be stitched into at alter date. All of these samples could be ironed onto a firm iron-on interfacing to create boxes, book covers or jewellery. Your finished piece could then be sealed with acrylic wax.


A New Starting Point also covers making faux chenille with newspaper. These also included polyester organza.

Catherine took the idea further and stitched her faux chenille in different directions.

 . . .  and some of the group also printed onto their slashed and distressed faux chenille.

I was very pleased with this sample - the choice of colour for printing was perfect . . . 

And this sample used the decorated newspaper as the top layer of the faux chenille.


Christine had fun trying to hold her faux chenille sample into a bag shape for this photo.

I had a fantastic time in Belfast, I was so very well looked after and the group were very great fun. Thank you all so much for a fabulous weekend. I will be at the Dublin Knitting and Stitching Show in November and hope to see some of you lovely ladies there - and who knows, I may add a trip to Belfast at the end of the show - be VERY afraid Catherine!!!!!!


I am off to Exeter tomorrow for the Craft4Crafters show at Wespoint Arena.
The show is open Thursday - Saturday. !0 - 5.
If you are going - do come and say  Hello!!!1


See you tomorrow Diana - Whoo hooo.
Jill - I will see you next Wednesday night.

x x x


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks - they were a very talented group. Great fun to teach. x

  2. Thank you Kim this looked like a fantastic workshop. I'm 'playing' with magazine papers at the moment. Love the idea of using fabrics with your newspapers.


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