SUPPLY LIST: This class is a class without a specific project. You will learn techniques to applique' points and vees, stems, circles and reverse applique' which can be used for windows, doors, and etc. We will go over the starch and iron method and other tips to help you with your stitches. We will trace patterns, mark backgrounds and discuss overlays.
Bring to class a fat quarter for a background piece and scraps 5" or larger for leaves, petals, circles, house and windows/doors.
The following list is for ALL students taking this class:
Needles: Any straw/milliner, or applique' needle as long as its a size 10 or 11.
Pins: Bring what you have and we'll talk about choices. I use applique' pins. (Available at the shop)
Threads: Match your fabric. You want to match the applique' fabric, not the background. Any cotton thread 60wt (like Mettler) or 50wt 2 ply like Superior Masterpiece, DMC thread, (Aurifil), Silk thread, my favorite is Superior 100wt Kimono Silk. I use this thread almost exclusively.
Scissors: 4" embroidery scissors are a must! You will want a good quality, sharp pair for clipping points. Also bring paper scissors.
Marking Pencils: A light and dark chalk pencil. I like the Bohin mechanical chalk pencil with white and graphite leads. But and fine point marking pencil will work.
Glue stick/pen, needle threader (ultra thin by Clover is a good one) Pen marker for tracing pattern on freezer paper.
Optional: Iron and Ironing pad to use at your station, a Thimble, a Mylar plastic template sheet if you have one.
Kathy Blum (Teacher)
714-317-4958 (cell) for questions