Moth on Cloth with Mellymade Designs – *New 2022



We will be using Melanie’s favourite material, Vlieseline, (or vilene ) with teabags, moth print blocks which Melanie designed and had made in India, how wonderful is that! Free motion stitching, paint and varnish to create these postcard size pieces. You will also use a soldering tool for the finished edges.

Additional information


12th March 2022


10am – 4pm


  • Your Lunch, Mask
  • Sewing machine with a new 90/14 needle.
  • Free motion foot.
  • Apron
  • Old towel or padded board for block printing.
  • Paint brushes for paint and an old one for the varnish.
  • Black cotton or rayon thread, not polyester.
  • Perle or six stranded embroidery thread, colour to compliment your painted moths.
  • Beads with large holes so thread and needle can go through, colour to compliment your moths.
  • Chenille needle that can go through the beads with thread.
  • Beeswax for thread (optional).
  • Koh-I -Noor water colour paints (dye or watercolour – available from the studio) and shimmer water colour paints (such as Artway or Lumiere paints also available from studio).
  • Soldering tool with mask and old tile or glass which will not burn . Studio has several glass plates to use if you don’t have.
  • Hair dryer (optional).

Please Bring £5 to cover Melanie’s pack containing:

  • Three pieces of craft vilene – Vlieseline S80/240 6” x 4” in size (15cm x 10cm).
  • Dried, used teabags
  • Three pieces of Bondaweb 6” x 4” in size (15cm x 10cm).
  • Black Acrylic Paint.
  • Quick dry Clear gloss varnish.
  • Mel and Alex will also have some Lumiere and other shimmer paints to use on the day.

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