Butterflies, Dragonflies and BumbleBees - A Machine Embroidery Workshop By Alex Waylett Delivered To Your Door
The materials and instructions you need to stitch three gorgeous motifs will be posted to your home. You may choose to present them within a frame, use for card embellishments and even incorporate them within a fascinator - I am sure you will come up with some fabulous ideas. A great introduction to using water soluble for structural textiles, this workshop is designed for those with some machine embroidery experience. If you have used the free motion foot it will help get you started however there is no reason why you cant trace around one of the butterfly templates on cotton, and have a practice with your machine embroidery foot first. Please take a look at the requirements before purchasing. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.
What's included in the price?
All you need to complete three motifs plus some extra organza.
What you will need
Machine with the ability to drop feed dogs, ideally with Extension Table. Free machine embroidery foot/darning foot – open or closed is fine. A 9cm machine embroidery hoop / hand embroidery hoop is fine. A small pair of embroidery scissors and A few pins. A biro Machine Embroidery Threads to inc Navy – it does not matter if these are rayon/poly or cotton. Machine embroidery threads will be shinier than more matt cotton threads. You can use metallic threads as an accent colour if you wish as well. Fine Craft Soldering Tool such as a Margaret Beale. Just needs to have a good pointy nose. Please follow the instructions on how to use this tool on the box so as not to burn yourself. Always work in a well-ventilated room. Have handy an upturned flowerpot to rest the soldering tool in and some wire gauze to clean the nib of residue (when cold!) Foam board if you wish to mount – The Range and Hobby Craft sell it in A4 size.
Educated in fine art, I went on to study City and Guilds in Machine Embroidery. I use the sewing machine as a tool, to draw, manipulate and form textural surfaces within and on fabric. My work combines applied inks/paint with stitch embellishment and has a strong illustrative narrative, coastal, natural forms and patterns and also floral themes. I have been teaching for fifteen years, and love passing on my skills to students and watching them develop into artists themselves.
- Intermediate level
- Advanced/pro level