Creative Machine Embellishing

Friday 19 October, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: All levels - adult

Price: £60

Creative machine embellishing will teach you how to use your embellishing machine in ways you’ve probably not explored yet. Embellishers are also known as needlefelting machines, and they work using barbed needles to ‘felt’ fabrics and fibres. You can create interesting coloured and textured surfaces to use on their own, or as a base for free-motion embroidery.

Who is this aimed at?
Anyone who hasn’t been able to fully-exploit the creative potential in needlefelting using their embellisher machine.

What will I learn?
Lots of ways to make different needlefelted surfaces for textile art and decorative projects:

-how to use wool roving to add decoration to clothes
-making felt fabric from merino wool tops
-add texture to non-wool fabrics
-add decoration to plain chiffon scarfs
-creating new fabrics from fabric and felt scraps, and thread trimmings
-creating braids and trims
-how embellishing machines can be used to make surfaces as a base for hand or machine embroidery
-easy felting project: how to make a needlebook using needle-felting.

You will need to bring your own embellisher machine.

Location

Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House,
Sixth Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road

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