Textile Art Class Finishes!


By Judith on April 29, 2020
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It seems like an age since we were last in class creating a holy mess with strips of fabric, wool fibres, thread and hospital bandages (don’t ask!!)!

 

We were well in the throws of making Textile Art Pictures, using a water soluble fabric technique for the background, and then building up a picture on top.

 

I’ve had a few finished photos sent to me of completed pictures, and they are pretty amazing!

 

Class Finishes: Textile Art

Class Finishes: Textile Art

 

Aren’t they fab!  I love how each one is uniquely different, expressing favourite thoughts, colours, flowers and words.

 

I know this particular project was a real hit with some of my ladies, who had ideas and plans for several more pictures!

 

If you’d like to have a go at a similar technique, check out my free tutorial here on how to turn little scraps into applique shapes using water soluble fabric (available to purchase here).

 

And it’s soo lovely to see your scrappy pouches, made using my first YouTube tutorial.

 

Scrappy pouches video tutorial

 

Thank you everyone for sending me your pics!  They bring a smile to my face!

 

Happy sewing!

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Scrappy Pouches Video Tutorial


By Judith on April 6, 2020
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Hello everyone!

 

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during these strange days.  With much more time available to us, I guess you are all making lots of headway with all your WIPs and UFOs!!!!! (wink, wink!)

 

With no classes to teach, I thought I’d have a go at teaching online!!  With essential tech support from my daughter, we spent 6 days filming, editing, cringing,  re-filming and editing some more to finally produce our first video tutorial!

 

It’s far from perfect and we still have lots to learn (not sure I’ll ever get used to seeing & hearing myself on video!), but we are really pleased overall and the initial feedback is positive.

 

So if you have lots of scraps you would like to turn into something practical and pretty, then our free tutorial might just be what you’re looking for!

 

scrappy pouches video tutorial
Click on the pic and you’ll be taken to the tutorial on my Youtube Channel

 

These scrappy pouches can be made to any size, so you can cater for the scraps you have.

 

The strips are sewn down onto a foundation layer (either sew-in interlining, baking paper or wadding) and no matter the size of the pouch (or textile you use) the technique is the same.

 

I’ve made a cutesy pencil case size pouch ….

 

Scrappy Pouches Video Tutorial

 

…. as well as medium sized project or toiletry pouches.

 

Scrappy Pouches Video Tutorial
Scrappy Pouches Video Tutorial

 

And then I went large with my denim scraps, making this extra-large pouch, perfect for a laptop, files or even a knitting project!!

 

Scrappy Pouches Video Tutorial

 

The tutorial takes you step by step through making the strippy panels, creating zipper tabs, inserting the zipper and assembling and finishing the pouch.

 

Scrappy Pouches Video Tutorial

 

And you also get the measurements for all the sizes shown here.

 

So with all this time on our hands, there’s really no excuse for not diminishing those scraps!

 

Have fun and keep sewing!

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