Cloth Doll Mermaids with Patti Medaris C...
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Cloth Doll Mermaids with Patti Medaris Culea Making cloth dolls is a fun and rewarding way to incorporate multiple techniques, including sculpting, stitching, stencilling and embellishing. This workshop will teach you Patti’s signature techniques, including how to colour and accent the doll’s face, stamping and stencilling the torso and tail, and embellishing with embroidery and beading.  In association with Galli Creative BUY WORKSHOP About Join Patti on this wonderful journey and learn how to make your very own Cloth Doll Mermaid with Patti Medaris Culea.Suitable for all levels, this is a great project to expanding your mixed media skills and creativity in doll making, with plenty of transferrable skills along the way.This step-by-step online workshop and eBook from Patti Medaris Culea will reveal her signature techniques whilst teaching you how to create fabulous cloth doll mermaids, a gorgeous starfish perch and a felted pin cushion. Level: Suitable for all levels, for beginners through to intermediate and advance.Price: £26 (plus £1.50 booking fee) Watch the trailer to find out more!  What you'll learn: Laying out the Doll PatternChoosing Fabrics & MaterialsShaping, Sewing and Stuffing the Mermaid BodySewing, Stuffing and Painting the Mermaid’s FaceStamping and Stencilling tail fabricsEmbellishing the Mermaid Body with Embroidery and BeadworkSelecting and adding the hairMaking the Mermaid’s HeadpieceWorking with Organza and Beads to make Wrist CuffsMaking the Mermaid’s Organza TailfinsBringing it All TogetherSewing, Stuffing & Beading the Starfish PerchBonus! Making the Starfish Felted Pincushion What's included: 2.5 hours of video tutorials. The sessions have been split into 18 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease 60-page e-book  Doll, perch and pincushion patterns Comprehensive material list of things you will need to get started.  Unlimited access until 31 December 2021.   PREVIEW E-BOOK Access to the sessions The on-demand recordings will be available until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. About the Tutor: Patti Medaris Culea For more than 40 years Patti Medaris Culea has been teaching cloth doll making, drawing, gift creation and more.  She is the author of 7 books on cloth doll making, beading and making doll clothes, numerous DVDs and has more than 100 doll patterns available with dealers worldwide.   BUY WORKSHOP
Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes
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Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes with Claire Benn Fiber Reactive Dyes are a great resource for producing results that are colorfast and very washable. With a basic understanding of how things work, you will begin to see better results in your projects. This workshop series is perfect for beginners who want to achieve great results from using fiber reactive dyes with both cloth (natural fibers) and other natural raw materials such as paper, reeds, caning (or even wood) as well as experienced fiber artists who want to improve their practice when working with fiber reactive dyes. In association with Galli Productions BUY WORKSHOP About Join Claire Benn for this series of workshops designed to demystify the processes and materials used to achieve the best results when using fiver reactive dyes.  Learn a variety of techniques including silk screening, gradations, colour charts and mark making, plus ,various dyeing methods such as bucket, table and washing machine. Thus us one of the most comprehensive workshops on working with fibre reactive (Procion MX) dyes and a great opportunity to learn new techniques to create unique fabrics that you can use in a variety of future projects. Level: Suitable for all levels, with sections for beginners through to intermediate and advance. Price: £40 (plus £1.50 booking fee) Watch the trailer to find out more! What you'll learn: Workshop IntroductionCloth & Preparation for DyeingIngredients for Fibre Reactive DyeingBucket Dyeing: Low vs. High Water Immersion DyeingTray Dyeing for Smooth and Textured FinishesDyeing a Serial GradationDyeing in the Washing Machine & Over-dyeingMaking Liquid and Thickened Dye Paint Surface design and colour development exercises including: Working Black Dye on White FabricFundamentals of Screen Printing with Thickened DyesScraping, Brushing, Marking: Working Wet on WetDry Brush TechniqueUnderstanding Color Theory: The Color TartanProcion MX Color MixingComplex Colors, Neutrals & Gray MattersBlack, Neutrals & Shades of Gray What's included: More than 7 hours of detailed video instruction 100-page STUDY GUIDE which is provided in PDF formatRecipes and methodsBench reference guideDye ChartAccess to the on-demand until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. PREVIEW E-BOOK BUY WORKSHOP
Wendy Gardiner: Make your own Little Bla...
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Make your own Little Black Dress with Confidence By Wendy Gardiner Sponsored by: BUY THIS WORKSHOP ALL WORKSHOPS Make your own little Black Dress with Confidence By Wendy Gardiner BUY THIS WORKSHOP ALL WORKSHOPS About In this tutorial you will learn how to sew your own dress with confidence with the help of expert tips from Wendy. We’ll cover understanding patterns, sizing, fitting tips, cutting out, interfacing, plus darts, lining, zips, buttonholes and finishing hems.The tutorial is suitable for all abilities and is split up into 10 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease. Suitable for all abilities. Duration 3.5 hours. Materials you will need: You can watch sessions 1 and 2 before deciding on which pattern you want. Once that is chosen, gather together the components needed for each session -pattern, fabric, lining and interfacing, haberdashery. Plus sewing machine, sewing kit, iron, press cloth and good quality dressmaking shears.Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond K&S Shopping Hub, available here: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/shopping-hub. Bookers will receive full joining instructions and a session materials list. Plus, there will also be details of patterns, advance preparation guides and links of where kits can be purchased if these are applicable to your session.   Requirements for each session are: You can watch sessions 1 and 2 before deciding on which pattern you want. Once that is chosen, gather together the components needed for each session -pattern, fabric, lining and interfacing, haberdashery. Plus sewing machine, sewing kit, iron, press cloth and good quality dressmaking shears.Session 1: Understanding Paper Patterns: Choose any pattern for your choice of LBD – suggestions include: McCall 7085, McCall 7719, Butterick 4343, Vogue Pattern 1422.Session 2: Size Wise: Tape Measure, note pad and pen and pattern envelope for chosen dressSession 3: Fitting Tips: Ruler, Sellotape, biro, spare paper pattern tissue. Dressmaking pins.Session 4: Cutting out with Confidence: Chosen pattern, fabric, lining (if applicable), interfacing and notions as listed on the pattern. Good quality dressmaking shears, pins, tape measure, fabric marking pens (chalk pencil or Heat-away pen). Needle and thread (for tailor’s tacks)Session 5: Interfacing & Stay Stitching: Fusible interfacing as required on pattern, press cloth, steam iron and board. Sewing machine threaded with thread matching fabric. Sewing supplies (scissors, pins etc).Session 6: Dare to Dart: Pattern pieces cut out and marks for darts transferred (lesson 4), sewing machine with thread matching fabric. Small scissors.Session 7: Add a Lining: Make sure that you have sewn darts in your main fabric and lining pieces, and sewn shoulder seams only in each.  Sewing machine set up.Session 8: Inserting an Invisible Stitch: Invisible (concealed) zip foot. Invisible zip to the length required (if pattern calls for a regular zip, buy an invisible zip that’s 2.5cm (1”) longer). Strips of fusible interfacing. Sewing machine set up.Session 9: Buttonholes: Buttons of choice (up to 2.5cm (1”) in diameter), Fabric sample, and interfacing approx. 15cm (6”) squareSession 10: Hemming Ways: 4 remnants of fabric approx. 21cm long x 10m wide. For the rolled hem, use a lightweight fabric. For the curved hem, cut a curve into one piece. Strip of interfacing 2cm wide x 21cm long (for blind hem). Pack of narrow bias binding. Rolled Hem Foot, Blind Hem Foot. Access to the session The On-Demand recordings will be available to view until 11:59 pm GMT on 31st December 2021. BUY THIS WORKSHOP ALL WORKSHOPS About the Tutor: Wendy Gardiner Wendy Gardiner is a writer, teacher and author, has been editor of several leading sewing magazines as well as having written 21 books including The Great British Sewing Bee from Stitch to Style, Fun with Fat Quarters, The Very Useful Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine most recently Take Two Fat Quarters Home and Take Two Fat Quarters Gifts. Wendy has also presented many DVDs on sewing and made several YouTube videos for leading haberdashery and pattern companies. She runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends, teaches a weekly class and writes articles for various magazines and her own website. Wendy organises the extensive workshop programmes for the Festival of Quilts and the Knitting & Stitching shows.  She is also the Brand Ambassador for The Design Group UK, distributors of Butterick, McCall, Simplicity, New Look, Burda and Vogue Patterns. Wendy has a strong reputation and indeed fan base because of her enthusiastic and friendly approach to sharing her passion for dressmaking and machine sewing.  . Tutor contacts Email: wagardiner@ntlworld.comWebsite: www.wendygardiner.co.ukFacebook: @wagardinerTwitter: @WendyGSewsInstagram:@WendyGardinerSews ** The Knitting and Stitching Show are not responsible for the kits visitors purchase from the tutors including the price, availability or delivery. Stock may be limited. Please liaise with the tutors for details and please note restrictions may apply.

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