On Saturday I visited Ledbury to attend a workshop run by Angie Hughes.
The workshop focused on the use of foils and glitters to create a Klimt themed piece of work.
After a short demonstration Angie let us loose with her wonderful array of foils and glitters on a trial piece. This is my first attempt using sequin waste as a stencil.
I later turned this sample piece into a needlecase. It provided a great opportunity to try out some of the many embroidery stitches on my sewing machine. Before embroidering I covered the foiled design with strips of organza in various colours which has greatly enhanced the colour.
Once we had the hang of things we prepared our fabric. We cut our design in bondaweb and applied it to the surface of the velvet.
Them we applied the foils and glitters onto the bondaweb.
All that was left to do when ths stage was completed was to machine embroider with metallic threads – as usual with me this is work in progress!!
But, Isobelle has finished hers and made it into a book cover!!!
We were able to see Angie’s finished projects for inspiration though.
And, she also showed us some of her othe recent work – she is going to run two day workshops around these.
Something to look forward to in the future I suspect!