When you join Sian for this Zoom workshop, as well as fun, she hopes you will have a truly creative and inspirational experience…from the comfort of your own home! On the day you will create a hand stitched art cloth capturing the enchanting and colourful summer meadow with the use of collage, paint and plenty of bold hand embroidery.
On booking the workshop Sian will post out a material box and written instruction for the day. Expect to receive the box in w/c Mon 26th April. The Zoom workshop will start at 10am and expect to finish approx 3.30pm and students will work alongside Sian with live demonstration through out the day.
All Pics shown are students work.
Craft mat or other plastic table protector (I use oven liners from The Range £3)
Heat tool/ hairdryer for drying your work
An old credit card or store card for applying paint
A long flat palette for paint (a Tupperware lid would be good)
A palette to put glue in
A shallow water pot to stop your brush from drying out
Baby wipes/ paper towel for mopping up and cleaning hands
Gloves/ apron optional, we shall be using glue and paint
Scissors, small nail scissors and large scissors suitable for cutting napkins
Basic sewing kit and threads.
You can use any embroidery threads from your stash. I like working with perle size 8, if you prefer even thicker then size 5. You can also use any stranded embroidery threads if you prefer to work with thinner threads, these are also good for applying beads and sequins. You can also use a mix of the two types.
For the thicker threads you will need a Chenille needle, I use size 22 or 24 and you will have one of these in your kit
Provided in the Project Box:
Full instructions both written and visual
Vintage map (see note below)
Green fabric paint
Napkins (see note below)
Chenille needle size 22 or 24
A few starter embroidery threads
Iron on interfacing
Small bag of beads and sequins for embellishing
A tea bag to make yourself a cup of tea and sweetie treat for break time
You can provide your own map, but please keep to the size guide of the piece in your kit to ensure that the iron-on-interfacing fits. Choose one that has at least half blue sea colouring so we can use this as sky.
You are supplied with enough napkins to complete the project, but you might want to include some of your own. I have divided the napkins into large focus flowers, medium filler flowers, foreground small flowers, leaves, focus animals, birds and butterflies to fill.