Hello Canberra Owls!
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!
And please RSVP in the comments so we know you’re coming! This is
especially important if you would like to purchase any supplies
on the day – we need to know how much to
have on hand!
Please let us know if you’d like any more information!
Canberra Prefects xo