Number of Lessons: 4
Price: US$ 40.00
Tutor: Ruth Blanchet
Start Date: To Be advised
Weeks Open: 6.5
A four lesson class is great for learning skills of dimensional work along with the basics of machine embroidery. The class starts off with looking at color combinations and creating the backdrop for the poppies. The petals of the poppies and leaves are hanging free to give a D3 effect of a real plant and the embroidery gives them character and shape. Finished size: 19 1/2" X 14 1/2"
4" flower color (poppy)
4" light green (leaves)
12" dark green (leaves, border, binding)
Scrap of black (flower center)
12" background fabric A (diamond and outer border)
6" background fabric B (background triangles)
FOUR 2" squares in scrap fabric
16" compressed batting or similar fine batting
8" fusible web
Small piece of interfacing, approx. 2" x 4"
Matching and contrasting machine embroidery threads for flowers and leaves. I have chosen four, one the color of the poppy petals, one the color of the poppy centers and two for each green.
Small seed beads
Neutral colored thread for piecing background
Suitable thread for quilting (I prefer to use invisible nylon thread on the top with metrolene overlocking thread for the bobbin) Other threads are acceptable.
Sewing Machine and accessories
1/4" machine foot or other method of measuring 1/4" seams (these are mentioned in lesson two)
Walking foot and darning foot (optional, but helpful)
Machine and hand stitching needles
10" tear-away or similar removable stabilizer, preferably dark in colour
Pencil or fabric marker
Cutting mat, rotary cutter and rulers
Small very sharp scissors, pins and safety pins
Template Plastic (optional)
Quilt sandwich (a layer of two pieces of muslin with batting in between, safety pinned together)