Frame It with Flowers with Allie Aller
Allison, or Allie, Aller is a local Portland artist who does incredibly creative and beautiful crafts. We say crafts because she has been stitching, sewing, knitting, and writing since she was a child....and that child is alive and well in the joyful work she creates today in the field of crazy quilting and now, stained glass quilting too. In this hands on workshop for adventurous beginner and advanced crafters, you will use a photo that has been transferred to fabric and frame in applique flowers. A beautiful and imaginative way to create a keepsake to be cherished by your family forever. Supply list for you to bring: Small photo of your choice transferred onto fabric. Should be around 4" to 6" square. Or in lieu of a photo, a small vintage embroidery or commercially printed motif—whatever you wish to showcase or “frame”, as the focal point of your project. Do not remove the paper from the back of the printed fabric. Lace, trim, or ribbon to go around the perimeter of your transferred photo (see photo of class sample) (1) 16” X 16” base fabric for your appliqué and embellishments. This should not be a busy print. (1) 16” X 16" piece fusible knit interfacing, optional, but highly recommended. Purchase at Fabric Depot if needed. Buy the cheapest brand available! Embellishment supplies: Embroidery Threads, beads, beading thread, silk ribbon, wire ribbon, cording, lace, etc. Basic sewing supplies, including marking pen or pencil, straight pins, variously sized embroidery needles for different weights of threads and beads, sewing thread, scissors, Ott light and extension cord if you need it. Optional: A copy of Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting: Modern Piecing and Embellishment Techniques for Joyful Stitching, C & T Publishing, 2011. This is a great reference to use during class, to go along with Allie's hand-outs. Copies will be for sale by the store.
700 Southeast 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97233