Monday, March 01, 2004

Workshop: Sunflowers

  • Duration: 1 full day
  • Level: All levels
  • Project size: 20.5"x 20.5" (9.5" circle)
Like a ring of sunshine, these dimensional wired ribbon sunflowers beckon us with the promise of summer. You’ll learn the basics of needle-turn appliqué as you create the stem and leaves. sunflower_detail
You'll learn how to make a template for your pattern and how to choose fabrics effectively for creating highlights and shadow.
sunflower_zoomNext come the sunflowers themselves and you'll be delighted to discover how easily the shaded wired ribbon can be shaped into a ring of petals. So simple -- but such a beautiful result.
The flowers are finished by creating centres filled with coloured seed beads. Finally, you will learn to set your creation into a reverse appliquéd border.