‘Marvellous Mandalas’ with Melanie Missin Keating *Space Available



I have been fortunate enough to visit India twice in 2019. I learnt a lot about block printing and fell in love with the technique and the blocks themselves, which I consider as little works of art, hand carved and beautifully made. 

I have had a lot of my own designs made into blocks; the mandalas are no exception. Of course, I could not have them made into dinner plate sizes so I had to think of another way to make my prints bigger to create these Marvellous Mandalas.

We will be using my favourite material, craft Vliesilene (vilene), transfer dye paints and free motion stitching, if you are not confident with free motion stitching where a darning foot is required, you can stitch with a normal foot, but it will take longer. We will also be using a soldering tool to cut away the excess vilene and for mark making.

As long as your happy using your sewing machine this workshop is for you !

Additional information


22nd April 2023




Please bring:-

• Notebook and pen to make notes.

• Sewing Kit including small sharp scissors
• Sewing machine in good working order with the manual
• Darning foot for free motion machining
• Heat erasable pen (frixion)
• Soldering Tool/heat resist tile and a mask (I have some available to use)
• Dark cotton threads, not polyester, Black, dark grey or dark blue is good.
• Felt tip or sharpie pens

A kit is available for £6.00, payable to Mel on the day which includes:

• ½ metre of craft Vilene, 
• One metre of ribbon for hanging, 
• A small pot of clear quick dry gloss varnish
• One Large Glass Bead


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