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Purchase this digital product and receive a link to the YouTube video of the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop featuring leading designer, tutor & craft expert Gary Mills and his fabulous Mad March Hare class, which first aired via Zoom on Saturday 5th March 2022.


Once you have purchased this product, the PDF document you will receive contains a link to the private-access video on YouTube

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: -
Gary’s illustrated Pattern & Guidance Notes PDF - essentail for this workshop - can be purchased directly from the CraftyMonkies Online Shop for just £5.00.


This class is available to view as many times as you like for 60 days FROM THE DATE OF YOUR PURCHASE


NOTE: Any short video featured in this promotional info is a Trailer and not the fully-edited version you'll gain access to via YouTube!


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Video of Workshop: Gary Mills - Mad March Hare

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