Working with a shrinkable fabric base we will layer up lots of different natural fabrics – silks, satins, cottons, linens, tapes and lace – and stitch in various ways to create texture. All machine stitching. At the end of the day we will dye each piece with procion dyes and take home to wash and shrink. Makes a fabulous highly textured surface for future stitch.
Main Pic – a piece created by Mara Webb .
£8 on the day for Mary’s materials
Mary provides a pack of materials to use on the workshop which will include:
Ice-wool artic fleece or artic wool felt
Pieces of a variety of silks, velvets, cottons, linens, muslins, cotton tapes and lace
Dyes and other solutions will also be provided
You will need to bring:
Sewing machine in good working order which can drop the feed dogs
Free machining or darning foot
Usual feet including those for straight stitch and zigzag
COTTON machine threads in white or cream – we use lots
Usual sewing kit: pins, small scissors
Cat litter tray
Plastic bag big enough to cover your cat litter tray to take your dyed piece home
Rubber, vinyl or latex gloves