You will spend the first day working with Koh i noor inks and various other paints and metallic wax to produce a textural background with lens tissue, papers and string before on the second day stitching into your designs using your floral pictures as a design source. You will be taken through a series of steps to create the triptych using sheers and stitch to link all the pieces. On the second day I will show you how to create 3d elements to add to your piece – ie flower heads and leaves using water soluble in a hoop.
This Wall Panel will be completed at home but you will leave with all the necessary machine embroidery techniques and media knowledge to complete it.
A variety of paint brushes to inc an old one inch one for gluing as well as more finer one for detail. Bring what you have.
A koh i noor palette – £5.50 on the day if you would like one let me know.
Lumiere paints or metallic acrylics if you have them.
Sketchbook and hb pencil.
Treasure gold /Pebeo gold rub on (in brass) or rub ons if you have some.
A heat gun – if you have one or a hair dryer
A soldering tool – only if you have one.
A4 pics of your chosen flowers with backgrounds. Long stemmed flowers are a good choice as you will be using string to suggest the stems and scrim for foliage. Bring a choice of pics and we will choose on the day if unsure. Country living mag is always a good source or google images! Send me pics if you are unsure.
Scrim if you have some.
Sting in various widths.
Your machine with:
Free machine embroidery foot.
General sewing kit to inc metallic needle and spare bobbins.
Variety of machine embroidery threads in your flower colours.
A machine embroidery hoop – if you have one. I have several to borrow.