Kate Findlay – Applique Pictures Weekender
Two Day Course
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September
Saturday Make a small landscape inspired by beechwoods and bluebells.
We will collage together a fabric background, add tree trunks, then use a confetti technique, cutting tiny pieces with rotary cutters, and sprinkling these onto “mistyfuse” before ironing and stitching.
The composition can then be finished with hand or machine sewing as preferred. We will make a design approximately 45cm long by 30cm high max.
Sunday Make a small fabric picture in a day using hare templates provided.
We will consider design, composition and colour. Using bondaweb, we will be cutting fabric shapes and ironing them down as raw edge appliqué. The composition can then be finished with hand or machine sewing as preferred. Hare templates will be provided. Ideas for settings will be given, including simple landscapes. We will make a design approximately 40cm square
Reference pictures will be provided, but feel welcome to bring your own
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments both days
About the Artist
Kate is an artist and teacher. She works predominantly in textiles producing a wide range of work from animals and landscapes through to unusual night sky inspired pieces embedded with fibre optic lighting.
Kate did a textiles degree and worked in industry before teaching art and design technology in schools in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
Kate left teaching in July 2018 to go self employed as an artist, and now spends her time creating new work, teaching workshops, giving talks, and fulfilling commissions. She shows at a variety of events throughout the year .
What you will need to bring
1 metre bondaweb. (or buy from Kate – allow £4 ) Quarter metre MistyFuse
2 pieces 45cm x 30cm approx of white or grey felt, as backing (or buy from Kate – allow £1)
A mixture of fabrics to suit your composition : ideal cotton fabrics would be textured, mottled, batiks, or randomly dyed, or small patterns. Colours : Light blue, greys, browns, greens, yellows, mauves. I will bring some fabrics too.
Sewing kit, fabric scissors, Rotary cutter, cutting mat (small)
Sewing machine. Free motion quilting foot ideally.
Equipment will be available to use by prior arrangement, please contact us