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April Sproule: The Goldfinch Collage (6 hr WS, Sat, 1/28/23, 12-6 pm EST)

April Sproule: The Goldfinch Collage (6 hr WS, Sat, 1/28/23, 12-6 pm EST)
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Price: $100.00
ID Number : SH4-029


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The Goldfinch Collage
6-Hour Workshop
12 pm - 6 pm EST, Saturday, January 28

In this workshop, you’ll learn construction methods to create your own version of the lovely Goldfinch. Raw edge applique adds to the beauty and ease of stitching these pieces. You will be guided you through the process with lots of tips and techniques developed to bring these joyful magical creatures to life in a mixed media textile arts style.

You will learn hand embroidery and applique techniques without a hoop as well as many color and design options to enhance your work.  Click HERE to see what you will learn in thsi workshop! 
All Levels

Students to Provide (Click here for a printable supply list)

Hand Embroidery Needles: assorted packs sizes 5-10
Stabilo white pencil #8052, water erasable marker
Frixion Pens # 31557, set of 3 colors
Fabric Markers, 2:
     Stabilo white p;encil #8052, water erasable marker
     Frixion Pens #31557, set of 3 colors

Fabrics: all prewashed except for the organza 

For the Bird: Cotton or silk

  • Bright yellow, upper body, 4” x 6”
  • Off-white, belly area, 2” x 5”
  • Black, solid or mottled, 7" x 5" 

For the Background: Cotton, silk, or linen

  • 14” x 18”: Light colored fabric you can see through for marking
  • Scraps of vintage fabrics and handmade papers
  • Optional Stabilizer: 16” x 20” piece of silk organza, unwashed - 42” wide white silk organza at: Dharma Trading Company

 Embroidery Floss and Threads

  • DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss, one skein each for the bird.  Additional colors of floss to coordinate with your background.
o   #310 Black
o   #317 Light Gray
o   # 318 Dark Gray
o   # 725 Bright Yellow
o   # 920 Lt. Rust
o   # 33766 Lt. Blue
o   # 3866 Soft White 
  • Regular sewing thread to match the the bird fabrics for applique (if you have it).

 Papers: Freezer paper (from the grocery store)

 Please contact me if you have any questions: www.sproulestudios.com