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Saturday 05 March 2022: Online Workshop (Mad March Hare!)

Gary Mills hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop focusing on the use of Appliqué & Free-Motion Embroidery: Mad March Hare!…

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Saturday 05 March 2022: Online Workshop (Mad March Hare!)
Saturday 05 March 2022: Online Workshop (Mad March Hare!)

Time & Location

05 Mar 2022, 16:00 – 19:00 GMT

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Gary Mills - Saturday 05 March 2022 - 4.00pm to 7.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop: Mad March Hare - Appliqué & Free-Motion Embroidery!

Firm CraftyMonkies fan-fave, Gary Mills joins us once again in Spring 2022 with this truly wonderful workshop which will see you engage with appliqué & free-motion embroidery to create Gary's Mad March Hare! Here's the fabulous Gary to tell you more!...

Introduction by Gary:-

Introducing the adorable ‘Mad March Hare’ Appliqué and Free-Motion Embroidery design in this three-hour workshop! 

This class is very much a ‘skills bomb’ of processes for you to learn.  I've tailored this project for all to enjoy learning a mixture of creative textile skills. You will begin the session firstly by transferring the supplied image onto cloth, next how to use heat bonded adhesive for securing the appliqué pieces; I will then guide you through using Free-Motion Embroidery to add an artistic sketched stitched line to bring your appliqué to life.

The workshop is a perfect start to get to grips with these addictive, skilled processes - you will even learn some hand-tinting with colour to finish off your outcome! This class is full of little cheats and 'how-to' tips to get the best results from both your sewing-machine and YOU!

The ‘Mad March Hare’ could be simply framed but would make a great panel for a quilt or even a cushion centre - I'll discuss with you any ideas that come up through this workshop!...

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This three-hour session is divided into two halves with a short comfort break for 10 minutes in the middle. To begin you will be introduced to the project, and then Gary will guide you through each of the skills processes:

You will learn how to transfer the image, how to cut and then bond onto fabric small pattern pieces to build the image. Prepare the fabric for free-motion embroidery and apply stitches to further secure but also add a defining line to the image which is then tinted with hand paints to add a unique hand-crafted finish to your work.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Gary has many years of experience as a professional practitioner and teacher of textiles; his workshops are so enjoyable, fun and very well organised with his clear and patient guidance. This workshop is suitable for all; if you are a beginner this is a great project to learn and understand the processes of bonded appliqué with addition of free motion stitching for decoration. For those more experienced and advanced you can further hone your skills by working on improved accuracy and artistic ability to achieve a first-class professional finish.

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop: -

The following items are required for this online interactive workshop:

  • Base fabric: Cream/White cotton canvas or heavy calico, or heavy linen - minimum size 21cm x 30cm, although you can work on a larger piece if you prefer. Please make sure your fabric is PRESSED!
  • Stitch and tear - 21cm x 30cm
  • Bonda web or similar iron on fusible fabric adhesive for bonding applique pieces - 25cm x 50cm
  • Selection of small pieces/scraps of suitably chosen fabrics. Check your colour and pattern choices with reference to the exampled Mad March Hare images (light wools and tweeds, printed and plain cottons and polyesters) But if you feel like going bold and bright; go for it! Gary always encourages experimentation and new variations of his designed themes.
  • Good quality Sew-all polyester dark (black / dark grey / dark brown machine thread

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop: -

  • 1 x Sheet A4 Tracing Paper
  • Soft Pencil (B1-2) and a Biro type pen to transfer image
  • Sticky Tape or Masking Tape
  • Sewing-Machine with an embroidery or darning foot attachment with a new needle - Size 12-14
  • Iron and a sheet of Baking Parchment for pressing
  • Small sharp Embroidery/Fabric Scissors and small Paper Scissors
  • Pins
  • Palate of Watercolour Paints (a children’s set will do!) and a small brush for tinting your final image, small pot of water
  • Soluble Fabric Marker pen is useful.

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop: -

Those attending the workshop will receive Gary’s unique PDF pattern for ‘Mad March Hare’ and the Guidance Instructions FREE of charge!

​Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich MeanTime (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop! In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube! A link to a recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone? Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop? Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).


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