Our group is called CLIC, craft ladies in Colwinston. We have been meeting for several years but expanded in 2017 when we got involved in knitting Poppies for a curtain of poppies to be displayed at Wonderwool Wales in 2018. Afterwards we decided to make 3 large wall hangings, one patchwork, one felt and a knitted and crocheted piece. These were displayed at this year’s Wonderwool Wales Show.
We are mostly retired people , mainly from Colwinston but also Southerndown, Ogmore and Llantwit.
Please visit us at Colwinston Village Hall during the Festival
On Saturday 21st September and Sunday 22nd Joan Hughes will demonstrate polymer clay jewellery, a retired teacher, Joan is interested in many crafts and enjoys painting, wood carving and hand and machine textile work. There will a variety of her work on display and to buy.
Chris Williams is going to make a fabric pinch box and will have kits so that people can try one at home. She will also be demonstrating crochet, with some very complicated and colourful work for you to look at. She will have some of her colourful work on sale too .
Felt making, both needle felting and wet felting will be demonstrated by Rhoda Luzio and Pat Johnson. These ladies are both members of the International Feltmakers Association and are very involved with felting in the Vale.
Nia Davies will show various ways of manipulating fabric from traditional smocking to more modern methods. Nia is another member who enjoys many different textile techniques.
Several members of the group will be showing Indian block printing , using modern blocks that are sourced in India with simple designs. We will be working on a variety of papers, labels and paper bags,.
The patchwork session will be taken by Sue Thomas, a very experienced quilter . She will be using the paper piecing method to make small mug rugs and will also have kits ,so you can do one at home. There will also be a display of beautiful quilts that Sue has made .
There will be 11 stalls with a variety of work on sale, wood carving, crochet, knitting and paintings. There will be a variety of textile work, including pictures, covered books and bags, crochet, machine embroidery, quilting and felt scarves ,bags etc.