If for any reason the student wishes to cancel prior to two weeks before the commencement of the course the full fee minus a 10% service fee will be refunded.
There will be no refund if the the student cancels within two weeks of the commencement of the course.
Day 1 . We will walk through a number of ideas for creating a wall banner, set up a background, cut out appliqué elements and fuse them to the background. Next we will do decorative stitching around each appliqué element.
Day 2. We will complete the banner by adding batting, backing, and finishing the piece with a hidden binding.
-Sharp fussy cutting scissors;
-Pellon 805 or Lightest weight Heat ’n Bond;
-Fusible Web Low loft batting (14” X 50” – ie Warm ’n Natural) ;
– Straight pins, 4-5 bobbins filled with coloured rayon embroidery thread including a medium grey (if possible);
– Rotary cutter with new blade, rotary cutting mat and ruler.
– Three or four width of fabric strips suitable for a background – the grunge fabrics work very well. (It’s a good idea to have ¼ m of each fabric (you’ll want some for the hidden bindings)
– Many small scraps for cutting out shapes Fusible web for attaching cut out shapes to background.
– A piece of batting 11” x 42” (bring a slightly larger piece and we will trim it)
– Rayon embroidery thread for embellishing the appliqués.
– A piece of muslin (backing fabric) a bit larger than 11” x 42” 3.
– SILICON PRESS SHEET: Official sewing silicon/teflon pressing sheets are expensive! I’ve found a good substitute in this “Cookina Reusable Baking Sheet” which I bought at Canadian Tire for $10. I think I saw them at Superstore as well with the tin foil. They allow you to press pieces of fabric with fusible web on the back to one another without sticking your work to your ironing board. Once cooled, the fabric peels off the sheet cleanly. A necessary tool for fused appliqué work.
– Some extra fabrics will be available -Irons and Ironing boards will be supplied.
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