Have you ever wanted to put your precious memories of loved ones into a portrait study? Do you want to create memories that will last a lifetime? Let’s do it! This is not a drawing and painting class. Only fabric and your machine will be used. We will create the portrait by using tiny pieces of fabric. Mari will help you "build" the face, and you won’t believe how easy it is! Even a beginner can do it with the method she has developed! All the pieces will be stitched down using the raw edge appliqué method. You will also be taught how to choose the right fabric and colour to achieve your goal. Information on how to incorporate a traditional background will be given.
A3 photocopy of face/figure (paintings are easier to work from than pictures- Choose a simple picture to learn the technique)
Fabric: o A3 size background fabric (Calico), o Various pieces of fabric to match the picture - “mottled” and Bali Batiks are good choices (No designs and textures. The more pieces, the better.) Since tones and tints are crucial, small pieces of fabric are needed and will be available in the class to buy.
Paper Scissors; Embroidery scissors with a sharp point
Black Artline 725 Superfine permanent marker
A blue/red permanent marker
1m Appliqué paper (Heat and Bond Lite)
Teflon sheet (Highly advisable)
A small ironing board to put your portrait study on and keep your pieces from shifting during the ironing process
Sewing Machine in good working order; o Free motion/darning pressure foot – only for Day 2
Machine needles: 60/8 Sharps; 70/10 Quilting - Only for day 2
Extension cord, 15 amp plug or adaptor
NOTE: The class manual will be in Afrikaans and English.