This month we have a bit of a treat for you - one of our lovely local crafters, Danielle of petits elefants is going to show us the art of applique!
Danielle has done some gorgeous applique pieces - check the detail in her stunning whirligig quilt (on her blog here)
You can applique on so mnay things: bags, big or small, tshirts or onesies, skirts, cushions or just for something decorative. I'm a bit of a fan of these lovelies displayed in sweet embroidery hoops! (although of course these are machine sewn, and we will be using hand sewing techniques)
Danielle has been collecting a few things over on her applique board on Pinterest, or try searching Flickr for all sorts of inspiration.
What you will need:
a glue stick (just a regular kids one will do)
short sewing needles
thread to match / contrast with your project
something to applique onto - linen is good, but anything is fine
a pencil for tracing onto the fusible
You will need fusible stabiliser like Floriani stitch n wash - it is available at various stores around town, but we will have some available for a small cost on the day.
All the important details to remember
Sunday May 27, from 1pm – 3.30pm
Downer Community Centre
Don't forget to bring:
- $5 for room hire and a couple of dollars for fusing if you need it.
- a plate of something to share for afternoon tea if you’d like.
- anything you'd like to share with us for show and tell!
Please let us know if you'd like any more information!
Canberra Prefects xo