Kate has designed a small range of pictures and in this workshop she takes us through how to make the Blackbird.
The small range of bird pictures designed by Kate are easy to create with fusible applique – which is really simple as it’s tracing and cutting out!
Kate takes you through how to create the Blackbird picture (and her kit comes complete with a lovely mount too); from using the bondaweb, through the tracing, cutting out and then the application onto the background fabric – first the pieces get stuck with the iron and then simple free motion quilting holds them in place as well as giving the leaves definition. The stitching could be done by hand and more embellishments could be added – Kate has included a bead for the eye.
You will find her kits in the shop:
Tip from Valerie: you could create the whole small pictures on an applique mat first and then transfer everything in one go – click here to see what she means.
If you are interested in having your own ironing Caddy pad, the pattern is available in the shop and comes complete with the heat-resistant fabric – and you can also enjoy a workshop with Valerie too – by clicking here.
and if you like the quilt that’s in the background, this is Postcards – and can be enjoyed by clicking here.
Making art is Kate’s passion. She works predominantly in textiles producing a wide range of work from wildlife and landscapes through to unusual night sky inspired pieces embedded with fibre optic lighting.
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