Kate Findlay – Bird Appliqué Composition
Make a small fabric picture in a day using a favourite bird.
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. Bird templates will be provided, or you can draw your own. Ideas for settings will be given, including simple landscapes, or flowers/branches/garden ornaments to provide the setting for your bird. We will make a design approximately 30cm square.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
What you will need to bring
Half metre bondaweb. (I will bring plenty – allow £2 )
30cm square approx of white or grey felt, (I will bring plenty – allow 50p)
A mixture of fabrics to suit your composition : ideal cotton fabrics would be textured, mottled, batiks, or randomly dyed, or small patterns.
Sewing kit, fabric scissors, some embroidery threads for finishing details, small beads/sequins etc (for eyes!) Also pencil, rubber, and paper scissors.
Sewing machine. Free motion quilting foot ideally.