Applique Portraits – a Hand stitch Workshop with Emily Jo Gibbs (2)


A portrait study using hand stitch and applique workshop using silk organza with Emily Jo Gibbs.


Experiment with composition, using over lapping layers of translucent fabrics to build areas of different colours and tones. Create a collage that is the backdrop for your hand stitching.Using a variety of media including pencil, ink and silk paint, see how you can transfer images on to silk organza. Mark making with stitch, experiment with stitch length and density.

On this course you will make one or two test pieces. Please bring an A5 size photograph/printout/photocopy to work from.


Additional information


5th February 2021


Please bring:

£8 for Emily’s materials.


A selection of threads (I use cotton or poly cotton ie. Coats or Gutterman but stranded is also ok, or some people like the fine silk threads also ok) needles, pins, fabric scissors and paper scissors, an HB pencil.

An A5 photograph to work from (I recommend closed mouths if possible! not groups and at least measuring 7cm from top of head to chin)

Remember your sewing glasses / magnifier !


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