Based on two of my landscapes, The Tree Kits provide all the materials needed to make a complete picture whilst allowing the user to add their own touches; embroidery, hand or machine, if they wish.
The step by step instructions with photographs, correspond to specific selected fabrics in the kit, which can be applied using an electric or hand sewing machine or simply by hand if preferred.
Once completed, the landscape is backed using the fabric provided.
I display my work framed with a mount, behind glass. This protects from dust and also holds any loose fabrics in place - for example threads used to depict grasses in the foreground.
Examples of my landscapes can be seen on my website.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Postage and packing
Stage by stage instructions with photographic illustrations
Printed tree image on fabric
Fabrics for each stage of construction
Thread ( Use the same thread for the bobbin)
Background fabric for a neat presentation
Tips on perspective
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I am only disappointed that I am unable to visit Imogen for a course in these extremely restricted pandemic times. I have been very pleased to speak to Imogen and to receive my box for the Purbeck tree. The parcel arrived the following day and I am really looking forward to making up the textile picture.
Thank you, Imogen, for your inspirational designs.
Response from Imogen Bittner Studio:Thank you Janet, I hope there might be an occasion in the future. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy making the kit; it will show the techniques that I teach on my landscape courses so you can adapt these to make up your own designs in the future. Just replace the printed image with your own drawing and use transparent and opaque fabrics in the same way to build up the perspective. I'd love to see how you get on and hope you have fun with it.