Embroidered Kingfisher – Part One

 

Working from a photographic or sketchbook study as your inspiration, join Linda to use simple free applique to create a bird. In this part of the workshop she’ll discuss building the birds plumage with layers of fabric scraps before adding machine stitch for the first layer of embellishment.

Approximate run time: 17 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

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Working from a photographic or sketchbook study as your inspiration, join Linda to use simple free applique to create a bird. In this part of the workshop she'll discuss building the birds plumage with layers of fabric scraps before adding machine stitch for the first layer of embellishment.
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You'll need...

To work along with Linda and complete your bird you’ll need:

  • Pattern template and bird image
  • Pastel pencil or silver pencil
  • Scraps of fine and sheer fabrics such as tulle, chiffon, silk and cotton scrim
  • Piece of cotton fabric for base
  • Wadding
  • Sewing machine for free motion stitching
  • Machine threads for free motion stitching
  • Embroidery threads for hand stitching, Linda used Madeira Lana
  • Embroidery hoop in a size to suit your project
  • Permanent pen
  • Fabric paint – Linda used Jacquard Lumiere
  • Cereal box card
  • Piece of cotton fabric for backing
  • Fabric glue

The other video for this class...

Embroidered Kingfisher – Part Two

With the appliqué and machine stitching in place, now it’s time to add all the lovely texture and colour with hand stitching. Be inspired by your own source image, or work along with Linda to add detail of the feathers and bring your bird to life with a glint of light in the eye.

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