Introduction to Applique

applique-making

'Applique' is the process whereby a picture/ design is made by stitching pieces of cloth onto a background fabric. Bring along a picture or photograph of your choice and a selection of fabrics that you would like to use - both plain and patterned fabrics work well. You will then design, cut out, and stitch together your masterpiece! If you are stuck for inspiration, landscapes and seascapes are a good reference.

START DATE AND TIME:
Sat, 25th March 2017
1100 - 1600
DURATION:
1 Day
Code:
CL039
Full fee:
£38
Concessionary fee:*
£32

TUTOR:

Marian Brown

Address

Portslade Learning Centre, Boundary Road
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'Applique' is the process whereby a picture/ design is made by stitching pieces of cloth onto a background fabric. Bring along a picture or photograph of your choice and a selection of fabrics that you would like to use – both plain and patterned fabrics work well. You will then design, cut out, and stitch together your masterpiece! If you are stuck for inspiration, landscapes and seascapes are a good reference.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Transfer and draw your chosen design onto paper.
  • Make decisions about fabrics and colours.
  • Cut and layout your applique fabric pieces.
  • Apply different stitch techniques.
  • Different ways to make an applique picture.

  • COURSE CONTENT

    'Applique' is the process whereby a picture or design is made by stitching pieces of cloth onto a background fabric. Bring along a picture or photograph of your choice and a selection of fabrics that you would like to use – both plain and patterned fabrics work well. You will then design, cut out, and stitch together your masterpiece!


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Observe and discuss examples and the different methods one can use.
    Learn by doing.
    Learn by studying other students' work.
    Demonstrations by the tutor.
    Listening to the tutor.
    Handout with progressive steps.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Students should have basic knowledge of a domestic sewing machine.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Observing individuals as they work.
    Question and answer sessions.
    One to one assessments.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Students may wish to practise at home.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    An image/ painting that you wish to use as inspiration. If you are stuck for ideas, landscapes and seascapes are a good reference.
    A selection of fabric swatches that represent the colours in your painting. Both plain and patterned fabrics work well.
    Piece of plain background fabric in a neutral colour – hessian or strong cotton (A3 size).
    Sewing threads that match / compliment your fabrics.
    Scissors.
    Pins.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

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