Start with A Photo Round Red Barn
||This workshop is designed to help you learn the skills you need to go home, take your favorite photo, and interpret it in fabric. In the workshop, we will all be working on the same photo, a close-up shot I took of a wonderful round barn at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Youll learn how to:
**make a positioning overlay from clear upholstery vinyl
**create patterns on fusible web
**cut out your fabric pieces and fuse them
**use thread to paint on top of your fabric to add detail, color and texture.
If you have photos youd like to make as art quilts, please bring them with you. We will talk about which ones would work best, and why.
|Skill Level :
|Kit Cost :
||$15 (paid to Susan at the workshop)
|Good quality quilting fabric cotton solids or prints, or hand-dyeds, washed and pressed. (Do not use fabric softener, as fusible products may not stick.) Do not bring light-weight fabric.
any color, 20x26 (for background; will not show in finished piece)
black, 4x5 (for window)
red, 16x13 (for barn siding)
green, 16x8 (for grass)
light gray 9x16 (for window frame)
dark gray, 16x8 (for stone wall)
white, 9x16 (for window and wall)
16x20 clear medium-weight upholstery vinyl you can buy this at fabric stores; it is generally found near the vinyl picnic table coverings
18x22 Pellon 910 non-fusible sew-in interfacing or Heavy Weight Shaping Aid
1 yard 18-wide Lite Steam-a-Seam 2
Embroidery thread (50 or 60 weight) in the colors you will use to thread-paint (I use Aurifil
Cotton Mako 50 wt., or Mettler No. 60 fine embroidery cotton merc.) and for this piece used white, yellow, brown, black, and several shades of gray and green. If you are coming with a friend, you can buy a spool of each and share!)
paper scissors (sharp)
white fabric-marking pencil
pencil with soft lead
fine-tip black Sharpie permanent pen
10 straight pins (quilting pins)
ironing board and iron (1 for every 3-4 quilters)
Sewing machine must be in good working order, able to drop feed dogs, and have a free-motion or darning/embroidery foot.
manual for your machine
Universal or Microtex needles, size 80/12 or 70/10
extended surface for your sewing machine (if you have one)
||Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
||Susan Brubaker Knapp
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||Currently there are 7 seats filled out of 20 and 0 people on the waiting list for this class.
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