Freemotion embroidery - Creating raw edge applique pictures
Enjoy creating these lovely freemotion textile art designs in this workshop focusing on the technique of raw edge applique. This class is ideally suited if you have already learned the basics of freemotion embroidery but can be undertaken if you are a quick learner. This in-depth class covers everything you need to know for this wonderful technique and you will be guided through each step carefully to successfully transfer prepared images on paper into wonderfully textured versions in textiles. It’s a great way to use up all those fabric scraps you have been saving at home. We will also focus on freemotion text, examining two great ways of easily adding writing to your artworks. You will be taught all the skills needed to make the most out of this fantastic technique and leave the workshop with the knowledge and ability to continue with your own designs in the future. This workshop is taught by Caroline Beddard who is a local textile artist specialising in freemotion embroidery. Pictures and tracing paper are supplied but you will need to bring the following materials with you:
- Sewing Machine
- Freemotion embroidery foot
- Two pieces of plain light coloured fabric for the backgrounds, these will need to be of a heavier weight fabric or can have a iron on stabiliser backing applied to the reverse. No smaller than 10”x10” each.
- A small variety of fabric scraps to produce the raw edge applique artwork.
- Black thread
- Your usual sewing equipment, tweezers, scissors etc
- Pencil, an erasable pen is also helpful but not essential
All of these items are also sold at J&B so can be purchased on the day should you wish.