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Workshop: Tree Wonder Collage, with Katy Rundle

With your host John


Join textile artist Katy Rundle for this full length, 2-3hr workshop webinar to capture the full glory and wonder of a tree at sunset - using fabric & thread! ** Details below ** Broadcast live from England on 6 December 2022.


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Throughout this glorious textile workshop with Katy, you will be covering the best collage techniques and how to choose fabrics for tonal variation. You will learn how to use pattern in print designs when building a composition, as well as how to use free motion embroidery to enhance a fabric collage.

Example collage

Reference photo

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1 rectangle of cotton fabric/ calico

A4 size, to use as a base for your collage design

(**Optional extra - if you wish to mount the textile over an artist canvas, you will need to increase base fabric size to 50 x40 cm)

10 pieces of different coloured ‘patterned’ fabric - colours listed below

If you have remnants of fabric already, the more the merrier in the palette listed.

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

  • purple x 2 different tones (one darker than the other)

  • Lilac

  • Yellow

  • Orange x 2 different tones

  • Light Blue

  • Dark blue

  • White - small piece 10cm square needed only

  • Light Grey or light green

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

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 to match your chosen purple fabric






Sewing machine with free motion embroidery foot OR needle (to work by hand - the stitching will not be completed in the 3 hours, but can continue in your own time)

Sharp small fabric scissors

Tracing paper. Or use the paper of your Bondaweb after backing your fabrics

General scissors for paper cutting

Erasable quilting pen for drawing round pattern pieces (or any pencil that will work on fabric)

Ironing board and hot iron

**Optional extra item - stretched Artist canvas 40 x30 cm and 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.



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