MACHINE EMBROIDERED BROOCHES USING COLD-WATER DISSOLVING FILM
Tutor Carol Coleman 01904 766538
REQUIREMENTS – Some experience of free-machine embroidery needed
Sewing machine, suitable for free-machine embroidery with embroidery or darning foot.
*Machine needles suitable for embroidery and metallic threads (topstitch, metallic, embroidery sizes 14 or 16)
Embroidery hoops – (5 – 7inch diameter), big enough to take your piece as well as fringing on the edges.
*Fabrics and materials – Metallic, glossy, fur, experiments from other workshops. Look for fabrics that resist fraying. Painted Vilene, Tyvek, felt, metal foil and any other interesting material to incorporate – only small pieces are required.
Threads – for machine embroidery: a good choice of colours to go with your colour scheme.
*Cold-water soluble film - Beginners should avoid the thinner varieties.
*Foam – Plastazote, Softsculpt or Funky Foam – only small pieces are needed.
Beads – all sorts to complement your fabric and thread, shells, gems, or any interesting morsel for further embellishment
Beading needles and thread
Brooch fasteners. (optional)
Usual sewing kit
Scrap fabric to practice on
Paper or thin card for templates and paper scissors
Pencil, ruler, notebook
* Tutor will have some supplies available to buy
Please ensure that your sewing machine will convert to free machining and is in good working condition. Don’t forget your instruction manual!