Double Vision (free machine embroidery)
Tutor: Anne HellyerCourse Code: 2120-03

Summary

This is a busy but fun free machine embroidery workshop. You will create a beautiful 3D scene, using my hand painted fabrics and free machine embroidery. This project was featured in the D4Daisy WOW Book 4. (June 2019)

Description

This two-day course will  begin with an introduction by Anne explaining how she creates her painted fabrics and embellishes them with added paint, stitch, threads and fabric.  Following this you will begin to construct your own “Cornish”scene, creating your own design and colour scheme from a large selection of my hand painted fabrics (or you may wish to bring your own fabrics. These can be either painted or dyed by you, or you may wish to use commercially produced fabrics.

Once the basic design is in place you will stitch your work, using free machine embroidery. Full instruction and help will be given to those new to this technique. Details will be added to your design using paint, stitch and additional fabrics, to finally produce a finished piece of unique art and textile work.

The techniques and skills learnt can be used to create a huge variety of art works, skills that can be carried forward and developed for your own projects.  There will be time for a question and answer session to give you a chance to refresh yourselves on any of the techniques and design points.

Please bring with you

Background fabrics - 1 piece 15 x 15 cms; variety of other field colours (2 or 3 pieces) totalling 15 x 15 cms
For the houses – 1 piece 10x 5cms
Smaller pieces of the house / roof for the reverse view
For the wall – 2 pieces 30 x 2.5cms
Fabric for lighthouse – red or blue – 1 piece 6 x 6ms
For the sea – 4 pieces 30 x 3 cms, 2 pieces 19 x 3 cm
For the Roof - 1 piece 11 x 4 cms
A few small pieces for chimneys
For the boat - 2 pieces 7 x 4 cms
Painted scrim for shrubs, trees – small pieces
Bondaweb / Heat n Bond or similar – ½ metre (all fabrics are backed with heat n bond)
Craft interfacing - 2 @ 30 x 15cms

All materials, for the design as a kit can be purchased from the tutor, at £13.50 per student.

Alternatively students can bring either some or all of their own materials. All of the fabrics provided by the tutor are hand painted but commercially produced fabrics can be used.

In addition, please bring:
Potato or sweet potato and small sharp vegetable knife
Apron
Basic sewing kit – needles, pins, tape measure etc
Sewing Machine (and user manual) – you will be using free machine technique so will need a darning foot/ embroidery foot and also a standard straight stitch foot for construction.
Machine threads – a minimum of blue, green, brown and white, but bring a selection of other colours if you have them.
Ruler, notebook and pencil

The tutor will provide all other materials/equipment needed.

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

All materials, for the design as a kit can be purchased from the tutor, at £13.50 per student.
Alternatively students can bring either some or all of their own materials. All of the fabrics provided by the tutor are hand painted but commercially produced fabrics can be used.
 

Level

Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD

Tutor

Anne Hellyer

Anne Hellyer

Anne has always drawn and painted and started stitching at the age of six. After studying creative embroidery with City & Guilds she wanted to develop her own style of working. Taking the disciplines she loves she combined all three: paint, stitch and textiles, to produce her unique art works. She hand paints all the fabric she uses and then adds the finer details with additional paint, finally adding machine stitch embellishment to create individually designed pieces of textile art. She loves teaching, hoping to inspire others to experiment with fabrics and paint - and to bring her work to a wider audience.

www.paintingthetown.org.uk

23rd to 24th May 2020
Saturday to Sunday

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Timetable

Saturday
9.30amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
Sunday
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session
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