Birds are everywhere in textile art at the moment – we will make a small bird stencil using a mixture of contemporary and vintage images as source material.
This will then be printed onto various types of fabric and used in a range of samples.These can then be incorporated into larger pieces and embellished further by hand and machine (optional).
1/2 metre unbleached canvas or heavy calico, linen for background
sewing machine (optional) and hand stitching kit
Pins and scissors
scalpel and cutting board
Printing blocks relating to nature, if you have them
Acrylic or fabric paint and sponge
Ribbons and lace in a range of sizes
Small buttons for embellishing
Pictures /sketches of favourite birds, flowers and folk art inspiration
If you keep sketchbooks bring them along!
old domestic textile fragments (embroidered or plain)
Machine, darning foot and appropriate sewing kit if you wish to free machine.