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Poppin Poppies

Learn dimensional applique with basic machine embroidery techniques

With: Ruth Blanchet
Skill Level: Beginner

Learn dimensional applique with basic machine embroidery techniques

Poppin Poppies calendar image

4 Lessons
Type: Scheduled
Price: $40.00
Start Date: 27 Apr 2018

Features

Description

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"

Student Comments

Jennifer:

I thoroughly enjoyed it, particularly making the 3D poppies and leaves. My questions were answered quickly and very helpfully, with the teacher solving any problems I had. She was always most encouraging and complimentary. She is a teacher with a passion for what she does and who can infect others with that enthusiasm.

Judy:

When I registered for the class, I would've loved to have started it then. As it turns out, life always gets in my way and I've just had a chance to look at the lessons now. Thankfully I can come back later to get started!

Supplies Required for Workshop

4” flower colour(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” backing
16” compressed batting or similar fine batting
8” double sided bonding
Small piece of interfacing, approx. 2” x 4”
Matching and contrasting machine embroidery threads for flowers and leaves.  I have chosen four, one the colour of the poppy petals, one the colour of the poppy centers and two for each green.
Small seed beads
Neutral coloured 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
¼” machine foot or other method of measuring ¼” 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
Baking paper
Iron
Template Plastic (optional)
Quilt sandwich (a layer of two pieces of muslin with batting in between, safety pinned together)    

Student Comments

Jennifer:

I thoroughly enjoyed it, particularly making the 3D poppies and leaves. My questions were answered quickly and very helpfully, with the teacher solving any problems I had. She was always most encouraging and complimentary. She is a teacher with a passion for what she does and who can infect others with that enthusiasm.

Judy:

When I registered for the class, I would've loved to have started it then. As it turns out, life always gets in my way and I've just had a chance to look at the lessons now. Thankfully I can come back later to get started!

Sharron:

Learned new skills and polished up the old ones. Most enjoyable. I would definitely recommend, it was fun and well presented.

Susan:

I found Ruth to be very helpful and always there for you. She is very thorough in her explanations and teaching. It was a fun and easy class with different techniques.

Student's projects

Projects Made By Ruth Blanchet

Here are some projects made using the techniques learned in this workshop.

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