All you need for the Workshops


    Friday 13th September Anna Powell

    Upcycled Pretty Pictures

    I will provide a selection of resources including a 50cm by 50 cm piece of calico (approx) for backing . However it is always helpful if you bring a few things you've been waiting for the right project to use them in. This might be just the project !
    The most important element of this day is that you have fun , and learn a different way to play with your threads and fabrics. Everything is good - Nothing is wrong !

    Basic Sewing Kit - including scissors, selections of needles, selection of coloured sewing threads, pins
    Pictures for inspiration - I will provide some, but it is always good if you've begun to imagine before we start
    Scraps of fabric ( large and small) for the background and also for applique. I will bring my own scrap and small pieces boxes for you to rummage too!
    If you have bondaweb, heat'n'bond, applifix or similar (double sided adhesive) you can bring this too. I will have some with me for those who prefer raw edge applique, but there will also be an opportunity to play with needle turn applique too.
    Selection of embroidery threads - the sky is the limit with this! I love hand dyed variegated threads, but whatever you like is absolutely acceptable.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Friday 11th October Andrea Ashwell

    From Durham to the Galaxy- Whole cloth, 2 colour, 5 layer Trapunto

    Fat quarter of batiste or cotton Lawn, needs to be opaque. ( Midsomer Quilting has got some)

    Fat quarter of solid colour, needs to be seen through with batiste on top - bright pinksand yellows work well

    Fat quarter of 4oz polyester wadding

    Fat quarter of 80/20 cotton polyester wadding

    Fat quarter of backing

    Threads, matching or contrast - your choice

    Water soluable thread

    Blue washout marker

    Sharp scissors , to cut 4oz polyester wadding - you'll need to be able to get into tight spaces!

    Sewing machine with free motion foot

    Pins, safety pins or spray glue, measuring tape and ruler

    Background filler is random free motion quilting or square diamonds. I will bring some motifs with me

    Thin paper to draw on - same size as fat quarter, pencil and eraser and sellotape. Bring 2p and 10p coins as drawing aids . Paper scissors , black sharpie.