Exploring White - Christmas Angel Panel
Working from a choice of two original designs, for which ready-cut templates will be provided, you will make a panel featuring an ethereal Angel, using precious vintage and antique textiles, whitework and laces. You will embellish the Angel with machine and hand embroidery, and then create a surround of delicate, layered textiles, pieced embroidered and quilted. You might add a little paint, type or embroider some text, creating an heirloom piece to keep or give. The finished size of the panel will be approximately 35-40 cm square.
Due to the nature of the materials, a supplementary charge of £20 will be payable on the day, direct to the tutor.
sharp fabric scissors
sharp embroidery scissors
a sewing machine, with a free machine embroidery foot/feed dogs down
several size 8 embroidery needles, or a John James Pink Pebble (available from the Cowslip shop)
Embroidery hoop – large – 8 or 9” as you do not want to squash your angel in the hoop
notebook and pencil
Frixion pen (available online or from stationery shops/sections in the supermarket)
All other materials and kit, including threads, will be provided. You are of course welcome to contribute any precious fragments you may wish to incorporate, but please note this is a project which works best by using the fragile antique materials provided.