Architecture is the inspiration for this workshop – doors, windows, arches, etc. Natural fabrics will be pieced, layered and stitched to create a textured background. This textured surface will then be painted and worked into with machine, or hand embroidery, or both. All levels of ability.
Student Requirements –
SEWING MACHINEAny basic domestic sewing machine can be used for freehand machine embroidery. Please bring a darning foot for your machine and an extension table if you have one. Don’t forget your foot pedal and power lead!
SELECTION OF SEWING THREADS –
*White / cream cotton thread.
Sylko, Guterman, *Madeira, *rayons, cottons. Try and choose a colour scheme for your design. This works best with shades of one colour.
FABRICS Try and bring a small selection of plain white/cream fabrics, *calico,*cottons, *silk noil*scrim. Select natural fabrics with a variety of textures.
*CALICO To use as your backing fabric
All fabrics should be pre-washed.
*STITCH ‘N TEAR or VILENE backing support fabric
SCISSORS, PINS, *SPARE MACHINE NEEDLES ( 90,100 (14,16))
VISUAL RESOURCES Bring any pictures or photographs of SIMPLE architectural images. Eg: windows, doors, arches. There will be some for you to choose from on the course.
Enlarge or reduce your image to approx A5 – A4.
PAPER, TRACING PAPER (as transparent as possible – not greaseproof paper),
PENCIL, FINE BLACK MARKER PEN, PRITT STICK
COLOURED PAPERS for paper collage, selecting colours you might like to use for your design. Eg. sugar paper, magazine papers, tissue paper, painted papers.
OVERALL / SHIRT we will be using fabric paints.
Materials Fee -£3.00 for use of Fabric Paints and Xpandaprint. Students can buy fabrics/threads from me if required.
Bookings are closed for this event.