Embellished Floral Mandalas – At Home Workshop pack and Digital Instruction Booklet
The workshop pack will include; your base fabrics, a range of Jessica’s handcrafted dyed, painted and fused embellishments and sequins, beads, alternative sequins, unusual yarns, ribbons and thread ideas, textile, paper and plastic offcuts and materials to create your own bubblewrap sequin sheets and striped plastic fringe and a piece of cut foam board for mounting your finished work.
This pack is available in three alternative colour ways; Carnival – lots of brights and contrasting zingy colours, Sea foam – tonal blues/greens/silver accents and white or English Garden – Lilac, pastels, pinks and soft greens and creams. All packs will contain the same variety of materials but the embellishments may have some variation due to their handmade nature!
To go alongside the material pack an Embellished Floral Mandala digital instruction workbook will be emailed across to you which will include step-by-step instructions with colour photos, inspiration gallery, embellishment tips and tricks, and ideas for finishing and mounting your textile creation.
Within the workshop pack and instructions you will be shown how to create some of your own sequin sheets – which you can cut into shapes and fringing for adding extra special details to your textile masterpiece! These can be created from your own home with the use of an iron. Jessica will also demonstrate within the instruction book how to go about layering, manipulating and building your embellishments and materials to create a beautiful floral embellished mandala design. These include folded petal sequins, fabric rolls, vertical beads and free-form appliqué.
You can add decorative details to your mandala piece with hand embroidery, and Jessica will demonstrate different stitch options and ways to introduce more details into your design.
Finally the digital booklet will include ways to mount and lace your finished mandala design onto the included foam board – so that you can then frame in a simple box frame and show off your finished creation!
The workshop pack and instruction set is suitable for those with some embroidery knowledge but all other steps for creating and using embellishments will be explained within the booklet. All you will need to have at home to complete the workshop is:
An 8 inch embroidery hoop ( ideal size but you can go smaller if you wish)
Embroidery and Tapestry needle
Scissors and pins
Stranded embroidery cotton