Portland, OR April 2024 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Sat Eve April 20

Free Form Fabric Leaves

$ 100  


These three dimensional leaves look amazingly realistic. Depending on the stabilizer used, they can be dense and stable enough to use as a pendant or earrings, or ruffled and frilled like a fresh leaf. They are fun and fairly easy to make. Students will receive a design sheet with several varieties of leaves to make. After the stitchery is completed, the leaves can be enhanced with colored pencils to make then more realistic. Please note this project needs a sewing machine with a free motion and a zig zag foot, the venue will have a few loaner machines to share. You may bring your own if you live locally.

Skill Level: confident beginner and up

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-631-8806 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Materials Fee $15 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

Two 8” squares of fabric for one leaf, freezer paper, stabilizer, 2 coordinated colors of thread, and use of the instructor’s colored pencils.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Thread snips
Skewing stiletto (optional but nice to have)
Chalk pencil (optional)
Sewing pins
A sewing machine: with a free motion and a zig zag foot