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Picturesque Botanical or Aquarium Scene

  • Briefly: Make an aquarium or a cottage garden, embellishing both by hand and machine. Read more
  • Type: Workshop
  • Author: Ruth Blanchet
  • Finished size: Multiple sizes
  • Skill Level: Confident
  • Number of Lessons: 4
  • Tags: online workshop

  • Regular price $42.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $42.00 USD
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    • Description
    • Requirements

    This is a four-lesson class suitable for all levels. The background was made using basic Bargello techniques. Applique, embroidery, and quilting are applied to the background making up the underwater 3-D scene. It is a fun class with lots of different techniques to try and experiment with. This is a great design for the creative student to add his/her personal touch with the addition of other ocean occupants.

    Fabric: (Please note, we will be discussing these items in depth and what to select in the first lesson)

    • 25 cm (10") full width of sky fabric
    • 25 cm (10") full width of water fabric
    • 2 strips 1" x 15" OR 1 strip full width of six fabrics in colour run
    • scraps of fabric for seaweed, shells, etc.
    • 40cm (16") Fine batting or Pellon (I prefer a cotton blend to work on)
    • 40 cm (16") backing fabric
    • 40 cm (16") heavy iron-on non-woven interfacing (used to stabilize work to embroider on)
    • neutral thread for piecing
    • assortment of decorative threads (e.g., machine embroidery, rayon, metallic)
    • 25 cm x 25 cm (10" x 10") batting sandwich (one piece of calico and one of heavy interfacing with batting sandwiched between)
    • beads, sheer fabric, scraps of almost anything.

    Other Requirements:

    • sewing machine and accessories
    • 1/4" machine foot if you have one or other method of measuring 1/4"
    • darning or free motion foot
    • pencil or fabric marker
    • cutting mat, rotary cutter and rulers
    • scissors
    • fine pins (wedding and lace pins are ideal)
    • soldering Iron (if you have one)
    • Water soluble interfacing (optional) interfacing that dissolves in water
    • Topstitching or Metalfil needle maybe useful

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