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Sue Spargo Folktails Workshops

Folktails - Small Study Workshop by Sue Spargo

Join Sue for two days of creative stitching in her newest class!

Design and hand stitch a small piece featuring animal images from her book Folktails. This small study workshop is presented as a creative design class, allowing each participants piece to be unique.

Instruction begins with layering techniques, using simple stitches and fabrics for creating a textured background.

Sue then guides you through the design process, drawing inspiration from the charming and whimsical animal images that tell her story in Folktails, assisting with selecting images and developing the applique designs for the piece.

Last, but not leastEmbellish your piece by continuing the layering process using hand dyed wool, silk velvet, silk, linen and cotton fabrics. Challenge yourself by experimenting with a variety of speciality threads, exploring stitches and stitch combinations that add depth and texture to your work.

The finished 15" x 15" square makes the perfect centerpiece for a unique folk-art inspired cushion, tote or small wall piece.

SUPPLIES needed for class

Each student must purchase and bring to class Sue's books, Creative Stitching and Folktails. These books are available for purchase from Smith Owen at your 15% class discount
24 Chenille Needle
#1 Milliner Needle
Small sharp embroidery scissors
Applique Pins
Fine point sharpie, pen or pencil

Note*    Sue expects participants to arrive for class with all homework completed. Participants are asked to piece the background wool to form the earth and sky.   They are also given written instructions and a diagram for completing the cotton applique for layering on the background wool.  Participants may want to select some favorite Folktails images from Sue's book in advance of class.  However, students should not do any stitching or applique on the wool background prior to class.  
Each student must purchase and bring to class Sue's books, Creative Stitching and Folktails.


Skill Level: All
Materials Included: kits, lunches, and instruction
Requirements: More instructions will be sent as we get them from Sue
Instructor: Sue Spargo

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.