Rescheduling Dimensional Wool Appliqué Class with Kathy J. Gaul of Meetinghouse Hill Designs
Time & Location
About the Event
Class Title: “a-MAIZE-ing il-LUMINA-tion” – Saturday, Oct 5, 2019, 9 am to 4 pm (with one-hour lunch break)
Dimensions: 12” x 12” pillow, but may also be framed in shadow box frame
(See the artwork at the shop!)
Skill Level: All levels; hand stitching project
Cost: $145.00 – Includes a full day of instruction with the pattern designer, lunch and a complete kit to include: pattern, felted wools, 8 hand-dyed cotton threads (embroidery floss & pearl cotton), freezer paper & pillow backing fabric.
Kit Option: Students to select corn color: red or yellow
Teacher Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-282-3518 Shop Contact: email@example.com or 413-350-5158, Debbie Stratton Woolology - 242A Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA 01373 Inspiration: In the fall, hunting for the “perfect” pumpkin has always been a passion for me! And locating the best combination of colored Indian corn cobs to bundle together to display on the door to our home is just as much fun! Putting these two loves together in this one design and adding dimension to the leaf, husks and kernels makes it the perfect wool piece to celebrate fall! If you love fall like I do, and you love “all things wool” then you will really enjoy this dimensional wool appliqué project.
Project Highlights: In this class you get all the basics of wool appliqué, and so much more. Students will go through all the steps and processes for doing wool appliqué from proper pattern and fabric preparation, to learning the tricks of blanket stitching flat to a table (and with no fusible), to the best part of this design – creating realistic Indian corn with the simple technique of working an elongated French knot (& using amazing hand-dyed pearl cotton threads to create it!) Illuminate your love of wool with this “a-maize-ing” project!
Other Necessities (student to supply): Pencil (mechanical) Scissors to cut paper Sharp pointed scissors to cut fabric (serrated-edged helpful, but not required) Straight pins (appliqué are suggested) Size 24 chenille stitching needle Size 18 chenille stitching needles (2 necessary) “Chaco-liner” chalk marker (white only) Clear quilter’s ruler - such as 3” x 18” or 6” x 24” (NOT required but helpful) Small (6” x 8”) self-healing mat (for stitching dimensional edges) (NOT required but helpful)