This is a TWO-DAY class offered Friday and Saturday. An introduction to felted wool appliqué sculpting. This colorful Nutcracker brightly created ini luscious felted wool will make any room festive for the holiday season. Perfect for a dining room table or a coffee table, the durability of felted wool makes this runner useful as a giant coaster protecting while decorating. Constructed in felted wool, he is boldly outfitted, embellished with wool thread, beads and metallic thread. A wreath of evergreen and pine cones surrounds him and a red penny border makes him a merry tradition for your home. Students will learn to make freezer paper patterns and work with placement guide templates. A variety of basting techniques will be presented for increased accuracy. Students will learn appliqué methods including the tack stitch, needle slanting techniques and fabric layering methods for adding dimension to the work and easy and accurate buttonhole stitching. Tools that make working in felted wool easy and fun will be made available. The construction of the final rug will be fully discussed. Kit fee of $160 includes the following: written instructions and color photography, full-sized patterns and placement guide, freezer paper for pattern making, clear acetate for placement guide, white felted wool fabric; gold, blue, green, red, salmon and grey felted wool for the Nutcracker; wool threads to match all felted wool colors; off white perle cotton #8; blending filaments in two colors for jacket and boot lace embellishment; beads for jacket buttons and crown embellishment; and crewel and tapestry needles. Supply List: traditional sewing accessories including scissors, needles (milliner), pins and a Sharpie® marker. Optional – extra lighting like an Ott light. Cost of two-day workshop: $150.
Supply List to come.