Information sheet for EXOTIC BIRD PICTURE taught by Heather Chalkley

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Friday Evening 6-8pm, Saturday 10-4pm, Sunday 10-3pm    £175

Maximum 6-8 students

heather chalkley exotic bird

During this class Heather will teach various machine applique techniques.
Heather will also explain how to construct a design suitable for these techniques.
A Working Sewing Machine with manual and foot pedal (there are two Bernina 1008 machines that may be prebooked at the studio)
Open embroidery foot
A Fat Quarter of fabric for background
and 7 or more other fabrics in coordinating colours – the brighter the better.
Beads and buttons or broken jewellery parts etc to float through the sky.
Wadding and backing fabric; 16 x 13”
Thread suitable for sewing machine in bright colours
.Heather will provide paper pattern and Bondaweb
Don’t forget your lunch!
The Granary Studio is well equiped to suppliment the supplies you bring
On Friday evening we will begin by learning machine applique techniques with some
sample work.
Saturday morning I will discuss how to change a design picture into suitable applique
patterns. Following this you will prepare your ‘Exotic Bird’ and we will get to the fun part of stitching him using the techniques we have learned already.
This is a great opportunity to have a look at some of the embroidery stitches
on your machine you may never go near. I discovered some unexpectedly nice ones!
By Sunday we should be ready to embellish; with some hand stitching, adding buttons and beads.
Then finally an edging and hanging sleeve