Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Inchies - Members Joint Effort July Meeting

This month we made Inchies in neutral and natural colours. At the start of the morning we pooled ideas on how to make and decorate the inchies. Members had been scouring the garden, kitchen cupboards, seashore and their stash for tiny interesting things to embellish their Inchies!
We decided  either to make a 1inch square or to make a grid and cut into several squares by attaching material/paper to pelmet vilene with bondaweb [see above].
Once the squares were cut most members stitched around the square with buttonhole stitch and then began to decorate them using an array of materials and found objects from spices, bark, seeds, beads, lace, and wire. The list was endless and the photographs show all sorts of things being used.

Toward the end of the afternoon we collected all our completed Inchies on a table and had a look at each others. It was amazing how different they all were from the backgrounds to the embellishments. There was no end to the members' ingenuity.

A few members also tried out different colours but we all found them rather addictive. It was an enjoyable day and I think this will not be the last we see of Inchies!