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.
£6 to cover materials
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 available from Amazon.
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 – one between two is fine.
A soldering tool – one between two is fine.
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.
White Piping cord in various widths and / or string in various widths.
Your machine with:
Extension table if required.
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.
Helen Peter –
2 action packed days tutored by Alex who is great at explaining what to do and even if you think you haven’t got it right she works her magic so that everyone achieves a great piece of work. You learn lots of techniques with ink, paint, fabric and stitch to make lovely 3D panels. You are inspired by Alex’s boundless creativity to make your own interpretation. You come away amazed by what’s been achieved by the group and the skills you need to complete your panel.
I would definitely recommend the course.
Thank you Helen xxx
Wendy B! –
Loved this 2 day course it took me totally out of my comfort zone but with Alex’s excellent teaching skills I am over the moon with what I have produced. Would definitely recommend to others ❤️
Bee Worsfold –
Learnt a lot from the 2 day intense course with Alex. She’s an excellent teacher and confidence booster. Though it’s a group course , you do get one to one tuition . Alex is very patient and very encouraging. She shows you various techniques and skills for your background work and fme . I’ll definitely recommend this course if you like using mixed media and stitching for your work . I’m pleased with my project and with the experience and skills I took away from the course, I will be making another piece of work . Thank you Alex.
Bee Worsfold –
I’ve learnt a lot from a brilliant and intense 2 day course . Alex is an excellent and patient teacher . She’s very encouraging and a confidence booster . You learn lots of different techniques and skills in this course. Though it’s a group course , you do get one to one tuition which is great . Will definitely recommend this course if you want to learn fme and various other techniques. I’m pleased with my piece of work and from the experience and skills I’ve taken away from this course, I will be confident to create another piece of work .
Aw Thank you Bee – I loved working with you.
Bev Horner (verified owner) –
Top course. I had so much fun acquiring new skills and the time passed so quickly. I loved seeing the results after each new process Alex taught us. Alex, you are so good because you let us voice our worries about what we are doing but give us direction and encouragement to overcome them. You then share our delight in the results.
I am totally amazed at myself and love my results.
I had to travel to go to the course and stay in a B and B. Don’t let distance stop you going, it’s worth every mile.
Will be using skills learned and looking forward to my next visit to Alex at Elm Farm Studio.
Tracy Baker –
This was a birthday present from my best friend. Not something I would have chosen for myself but I really enjoyed it. It was a new experience for me and I was not sure I what to expect. Anyway I learnt loads and really enjoyed the stitching part of the course. I came away full of enthusiasm which was not diminished by the 5 hour journey home. I have already sent away for a soldering iron!
Ruth Carter –
When I realised that I had to draw and paint, had a bit of a panic moment. Alex is so encouraging, managed to do the painting ok.
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, introduced me to some new materials and techniques. Alex is always there to guide you and make suggestions. If you are unsure whether to do this workshop, go ahead Alex will help you if you are out of your comfort zone.