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Still Life

  • Briefly: Create your own real Still Life pictures in textile art by learning to draw your own templates or using those provided Read more
  • Type: Workshop
  • Location: online here on our website
  • Tutor: Ruth Blanchet
  • Videos: coming soon
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Number of Lessons: 4
  • Techniques: Applique, Basic Patchwork, Free-Motion
  • Tags: applique, Machine Appliqué, online workshop, Ruth Blanchet

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

    Everything you need is provided to complete this beautiful still life of a vase. You can treat the class as a simple project or view the vase as a sample and move on to create your personal still life composition. The vase is constructed with fabric and fusible webbing and enhanced with free motion thread work.

    You will be given basic instructions in GIMP, a free graphics program that you can use to draw your own templates. Detailed instructions for creating shadows with fabric, thread or paint are also included. Lesson Four has advanced directions for adding shadows and reflections as well as mounting your finished quilt to place in a frame. Do it all or as much as you feel comfortable with. Suitable for all levels.

    There are various options throughout the class to decide on. I supply some photos to create your still life, however you can also choose to take your own photos and work from those.

    For your own photography you will need: (optional)

    • Digital camera
    • Tripod
    • Spot light or lamp for extra light if necessary
    • Possible still life objects such as fruit, vases, bottles, jars, shells etc

    Software: This class uses GIMP, which is a free download graphic program. There are full details for downloading this in lesson 1. Note: I give step by step instructions for using this and can help you when you need assistance.

    First sample (vase) requires:

    • A collection of SEVEN fabrics ranging from light to dark in ONE color. Eg light to dark blues Note: Only small amounts of fabric are required – usually a fat eighth is sufficient. Hand dyed fabrics are ideal.
    • Machine embroidery threads to match the above fabrics
    • 1-3 background fabrics (fat quarter if only 1 background is use, less if 2 or 3 are used)

    Your own templates:

    • Fabrics ranging in colors to make your own still life project. These may be collected during class when you have a better understanding of suitable fabrics, templates are created and amounts calculated.
    • Machine embroidery threads to match the above fabrics.
    • Suitable background fabrics – usually a fat quarter will be sufficient.

    Other requirements:

    • Bobbin Thread – bobbinfil, bottom line or similar 60 weight thread.
    • Fusible wedding
    • Teflon sheet, baking paper or parchment paper
    • Safety pins or basting spray
    • Sewing machine and suitable feet such as free motion foot etc
    • Batting and backing for each project
    • Fabric paints or crayons, or water colors pencils or crayons (optional)
    • Stretcher frames and staple gun (optional)
    Question: What does it mean by Duration of 10 or 14 weeks?
    Our standard duration for teacher help is 10 weeks. If you feel you need longer we have an option to select 14 weeks of teacher help. We find this is plenty of time for the student to be engaged. After the teacher time is ended you still have access to the class data and you also have access to extend your time at a later date (details are included in each class)
    Question: Is the workshop self-paced or do lessons open at certains times such as on a weekly schedule? 
    Workshops are self-paced. All lessons are available as soon as you access the class for the first time unless otherwise stated in the workshop description.
    Question: After I register for a workshop, how long can I access the class data (videos, text, images etc)
    Once purchased, you can access the class data at any time, 24 hours a day for as long as you need. On occasion, a teacher or workshop may retire, in this case we will give you fair warning so you can download the class data so you can still access the information.
    Question: Do I need to make an account?
    Yes, you need an account so you can log into the workshop. If you don't have an account we suggest you sign up for one prior to purchase. Workshops held at academyofquilting.com require an account on that website.
    Question: Can I ask the teacher questions?
    Yes, you can ask the teacher any questions relating to the workshop. Details on how to do this are provided in the course.
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