Collage Sunset, with Katy Rundle

With your host John

Join textile artist Katy Rundle for this insightful 1hr Textile Art Class, where she creates a collage sunset. * Details below * Broadcast live from England on 8 November 2022.

 

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**See Reference photo and recommended materials below**


SUMMARY

As a prelude to her full 2-3hr Workshop event, join Katy as she introduces you to working with scraps of fabric to create your collage design of the sun. Free motion embroidery will be used to enhance the light through the branches.


Useful links:

  • Find out about the related, 2-3 Workshop event here >

  • After the live event, you can download the reference images and watch the complete, ad-free recording as an SKA Patron (level 3 and up) via our Video Library.

Reference collage

Materials Top-Up

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MATERIALS

1 square of cotton fabric/calico 20cm x 20cm to use as a base for your collage design

(Or 30cm square if you want to stretch finished piece over an artist canvas)

6 pieces of different coloured ‘patterned’ fabric.

If you have fabric remnants in this colour range, you can add more.


Quilting shops often sell ‘fat Quarters’ of cotton fabric in 25cm lengths which are ideal. You will have plenty for making future projects with this amount of each colour


Why patterned fabric? - to add interest and make your piece truly unique

  • purple or other dark fabric for branch silhouettes

  • Yellow x2 tones/designs

  • Orange

  • White 10cm square needed only

Bondaweb to back your fabrics. Fix the bondaweb to the back of each square of fabric prior to the class.


Or you can use a glue stick to attach your collage


Thread colours:

Purple

Yellow

White

Sewing machine with free motion embroidery foot OR needle (to work by hand - the stitching will not be completed in the class, but can continue in your own time)


Sharp small fabric scissors / General scissors for paper cutting


Ironing board and hot iron

Optional extra equipment:

20cm square artist canvas - if you wish to mount your work

Staple gun


Katy recommends using thin cotton fabrics, such as those used for quilting - patterns and batiks work particularly well. If you wish (or need) to buy new fabrics, there are plenty of on- line fabric suppliers.