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Confetti Forest Collage

Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

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$ 185  

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. Please be familiar with using a sewing machine.

In this class you will explore a fabric collage technique called confetti. This collage method employs chopped and shredded fabric to create a scene in a freestyle mosaic style, the subject matter will be a forest scene. Each student can choose their own color scheme – from spring and summer colors, to autumn or winter to create a unique restful forest glade. Or go for wild, surrealistic colors if that is your fancy. You might even turn your forest glade into a lush garden with the addition of a cottage, arbor, or garden wall if you choose. 

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Rectangle of background fabric with batting and backing, an assortment of fabrics to chop into confetti and tree trunks, fusible web (for tree trunks) and fusing powder (for confetti), zipper bags to store confetti, tulle, and thread.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Craft Scissors: With sharp blades to cut fine details. I prefer the Fiskars Easy Action 6” spring loaded scissors or the Karen Kay Buckley Perfect 6” scissors. These will be used on paper/adhesive backed fabric so bring a pair you don’t mind using for this.
• Large fabric shears: The confetti is faster and easier to cut with large sewing shears. This will involve lots of cutting so a pair of 10” Fiskars Easy Action spring loaded shears makes the task easier but any heavy duty large sewing shears will do. Make sure they are sharp.
• A medium sized rotary cutting mat or similarly sized panel of stiff cardboard.
• Miscellaneous fine-tuning/arranging tools (optional): These can include tweezers, a bamboo skewer, and/or an old soft toothbrush or artist’s brush. These tools can help you move and reposition confetti and tree trunks around to tweak your composition.
• Novelty prints (optional): If you have fabrics printed with medium/large sized cottages or cabins, wildlife like deer or bears, garden theme elements like a fountain, garden furniture or garden artifacts… I will have a few random novelty prints you can share, or you can leave out these details and stick to a peaceful forest glade.

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