Kate Findlay – Wild Gardens
Make a fabric picture inspired by herbaceous borders and wild meadows
The day will start with looking at flower inspiration from photos. Freezer paper stencils will be made and leaf shapes stencilled onto fabric. Flowers will be cut from bonded fabric and ironed down as raw edge appliqué. The composition can then be finished with hand or machine sewing as preferred. We will make a design approximately 40cm square.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
What you will need to bring
Half metre bondaweb. (I will bring plenty – allow £2 )
40cm square approx of white or grey felt, (I will bring plenty – allow 50p)
A mixture of fabrics to suit your composition: ideally cotton fabrics would be textured, mottled, batiks, or randomly dyed, or small patterns.
Sewing kit, fabric scissors, some embroidery threads for finishing details. Pencil, rubber, and paper scissors. A craft knife, small cutting mat, sponges/old plate (for fabric paints) Apron, Leaf stamps and thermofax screens of leaf designs if you have them.
Sewing machine. Free motion quilting foot ideally. (It is possible that the machining will not get done on the workshop day – just the composition)