'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.
On this exciting one day Portraiture Workshop you will learn how to draw the face in proportion. You will learn how to create skin tone in gorgeous chalk pastel and how to get a likeness. In the morning you will be working from a photograph of a loved one and then after lunch you will be drawing a portrait from life. There will be a small extra charge for the model.
For this course you must bring in a garment that you wish to change dramatically. You may choose to add another fabric, change/remove collar or cuffs, alter length, reshape etc. A selection of fabrics, braids, ribbons, buttons etc is available to purchase - or bring your own to use and swap.â€‹ It will be great fun!