I have just come back from an interesting workshop run by Annette Morgan arranged by the Solihull branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Pictures will follow once I have finished the piece. The workshop was called 3D free shape applique, the idea was to create a small wall hanging incorporating 3D applique.
The first item was to construct the background and quilt it, we were shown how to do this very quick method which had us all running to the irons before silence (or near as could be with our group) descended as we set to to create some wonderful, very colourful backgrounds for our free shape appliques. This technique is so quick and easy I will definitely be using it again and very soon too.
After lunch we proceeded to produce a variety of free shapes, we had been given a pattern to follow, some of us chose to go off course and do our own thing but using the technique. All produced something different as one would expect as everyone’s colour, fabric and arrangement choices are bound to be ones own tastes. Being spontaneous has its merits in that things are not over thought which in itself can produce very dynamic and unexpected pieces of work.
As you can see I have included a link to Annette’s website should you like to visit to view her work. http://www.annettemorgan.co.uk/