This workshop is suitable for those who have already had some
experience in free motion machine embroidery. If you have never tried this very addictive technique before, please look at my ‘Introduction to free motion machine embroidery’ workshop
before attempting this.
On day one we will look at planning our piece. I will provide lots
ofseascape photographs to inspire you, but if you have a photo of a favourite scene that you would like to reproduce, then please bring it with you and we’ll see what we can do. I will guide you through what makes a good composition, demonstrate how to use texture and colour to enhance your piece, and help you choose fabrics that will best interpret the scene.
By the end of the day you will have sketched out your design on
paper and made a start on producing the background of the piece.
On day two you will continue to build up your picture, finishing
the background and moving onto the foreground and detail. I will advise you on the use of buttons and beads to complete your artwork.
Finally we will mount our pieces so that they are all ready for you
to take away and frame.
All materials will be provided, including adhesive mount board
and mount. The size of your finished piece will be 14” x 10”.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials are provided, but you will need to bring the following,
A sewing machine that can be adapted for free motion sewing (you will need to be able to drop the feed dog or have a plate that fits over the top).
Free motion foot / darning foot compatible with your machine.
Embroidery needles for your sewing machine.
Please bring your own lunch, tea coffee and biscuits are provided
Alison Whateley at Alison Whateley Design
13 Landunvez Place Bradninch, Exeter Devon EX5 4PB