Take your creativity to the next level in this brave painting adventure in textile art making a 7"x7" accordion style pocket journal on a sewing machine! This artful, free motion sewing* experience involves using whimsical colorful dyes and paints to let loose and make your own colorful fabric. Explore and experiment with the best paints and dyes to use on fabrics. Embellish your fabric art with elaborate free motion machine stitching and cutouts to create expressive artworks with your own loose,playful and colorful imagery. These amazing textile books make great gifts or travel journals. Don't be afraid, you really can do this! Painted art on the sewing machine will launch your creativity into a new stratosphere.
*Basic free motion sewing skills required.
Bring ONE YARD of muslin fabric (white or natural color, unwashed) and ONE YARD of 80/20 cotton batting, good sharp scissors and thread snips, small container for art water, a roll of freezer paper and a craft heat tool. Bring a camera or camera phone to photograph samples.
SEWING CLASS KIT: If you have one, it's helpful to have your own rotary cutter and SMALL cutting mat, and quilting ruler.
SEWING MACHINE Bring your machine with the darning foot for free motion and straight foot.
THREADS: Quilting threads: #50 wt cotton, Aurifil or Superior available at WhimSoDoodle.
ART SUPPLIES: Instructor will provide all art supplies, paints, and brushes for student classroom use.
BRING A SNACK! We'll be painting and sewing all day, so make sure you pack a snack if you need it to hold you over until dinner.