Thread Painting class

 Learn the basics of free motion embroidery using your regular sewing machine. Complete a sampler as you learn to make grasses, leaves,  flowers, weeds, trees, etc. You can spend the entire day perfecting your skills or start a simple landscape. Information on design will also be discussed.

Techniques in Applique

 Perfect the use of fusible webs and the satin stitch and then move on to learn machine methods that look like hand applique. You will learn to use both freezer paper and dressmaker’s interfacing and to attach invisibly using the blind stitch. You will go home with a sampler of applique techniques. To register contact me at [email protected] or phone 506-363-3560.

 

Applique Cardinal or Chickadee

Create a beautiful chickadee  or cardinal appliqué block that can be used to make a table topper, block for a quilt, bag or anything you choose. Satin stitch appliqué by machine will be taught as well as a free motion edge. To register contact me at [email protected] or phone 506-363-3560.

 

 

Using Inktense Pencils to Create Applique Fabrics

Put your adult colouring skills to work and play with inktense pencils to create flowers and leaves that will be cut out and used to create appliqués. This is a fun workshop where you will learn some of the tricks for colouring realistic images of your choice and then adding water to turn them into beautifully shaded fabrics. After the appliqués are created, you will cut them out and fuse them to a background. You can use my pattern for clematis or bring your own inspirations for flower or leaves.  To register contact me at [email protected] or phone 506-363-3560.

 

Chickadee or Cardinal Applique

 Create a beautiful chickadee or Cardinal appliqué block that can be used to make a table topper, block for a quilt, bag or anything you choose. Satin stitch appliqué will be taught.

 

Sun Printing and Other Fabric Painting Techniques

Learn to paint using Pebeo setacolor fabric paints on cotton.  Special effects techniques such as sun printing and using salt will be explored. Create your own fabric for a special landscape, shaded fabric for a flower you wish to appliqué, yardage for a special sky or backgrounds for an embroidery. You will learn how to mix colours and apply the paints.  A demonstration using Derwent Inktense pencils will also be given. Comprehensive notes provided.

Techniques in Applique

Perfect the use of fusible webs and sewing machine satin stitch and then move on to learn methods that look like hand applique. You will learn to use both freezer paper and dressmaker’s interfacing and to attach invisibly using the blind stitch. You will go home with a sampler of applique techniques.

Thread Painting

Learn the basics of free motion embroidery to create landscapes. Complete a sampler as you learn to make grasses, leaves, flowers, weeds, trees, etc. You can spend the entire day perfecting your skills or start a simple landscape.

 

Thread Painting

Learn the basics of free motion embroidery to create landscapes. Complete a sampler as you learn to make grasses, leaves, flowers, weeds, trees, etc. You can spend the entire day perfecting your skills or start a simple landscape.

 

Painting Backgrounds for Quilts or Embroideries

 Learn to paint using Pebeo setacolor fabric paints on cotton or embroidery fabrics. Create your own fabric for a special landscape, shaded fabric for a flower you wish to appliqué, yardage for a special sky or backgrounds for an embroidery. You will learn how to mix colours and apply the paints. Special effects techniques such as sun printing and using salt will also be explored.