Fabric Art by Lenore

 

Supplies Lists

Be prepared to learn and create! These workshops are a lot of fun if you have the right tools.
For most workshops, I will bring some supplies; you will have to bring some.
Many are items you already have, or are readily available at fabric stores.
See the Tools page, where my favorite Fabric Art supplies are available for sale.
Attending a one- or two-day workshop? Please check the Fabric Requirements as well.
If you have questions about supplies for a workshop you are attending,
please email me at lenorecrawford@charter.net .

 

Supplies List for One- or Two-day Fusing/Fabric Painting Workshop

$15 supplies fee paid in class

I will supply the following:

Patterns to choose from, 2 yards fusible web (Misty Fuse), parchment paper, freezer paper, fabric paints for use in class, paper plates and cups. I will demonstrate how to use fabric paints in this class.
(Brushes will be available for purchase; I do not share paintbrushes.)
Other tools available for purchase if students aren’t able to find them:
18 mm and 28 mm rotary cutters, craft (X-Acto) knife, small scissors,
large tweezers, fabric paint sets, permanent glue.

Students should bring:

Iron: small travel iron, if possible hot enough to be able to fuse with (some places require auto-shutoff)

Rotary cutters: 18 mm (optional) and 28 mm (the most practical rotary cutter available)

Cutting mat at least 12" X 12" or larger

Scissors: regular (embroidery optional)

Large tweezers: like for beading (optional)

Black Ultra Fine Sharpie plus regular Fine Sharpie

Masking tape: beige

Pencil

X-Acto knife with fine blade

Ironing pad to use for fusing: I suggest you make your own small ironing pad by cutting a piece of foamcore to size for your travel bag (about 12" square) and covering it with cotton batting, attached with a hot glue gun on the back of the foamcore.

Waste sack (This is a very messy technique)

Fabric according to pattern requirements: Select your fabric using the list on the Fabric Requirements Page for the pattern you choose to do in class. Choose fabrics with a gradation in tone from light to dark of similar colors and with textural prints which help in blending. Make sure you can see the difference between each shade of fabric. This helps give your design more depth. Choices for this workshop are Yellow Poppies, Yellow or Magenta Cone Flower, One Poppy, and Red Poppies patterns, since they are the least complex for beginners. Students can choose other patterns if they prefer, but these are the simplest to do.

Background fabric is also needed for these patterns, at least 20" x 25" (50 cm x 65 cm).

Paint brushes: 1/2" angular, 1/4" angular, 1/8" angular, 0 liner. Look for very, very small angular brushes if you can't find these exact numbered brushes. I like to have very fine brushes for detail work, and this is a good mix of sizes from very, very small to medium. Painting is demonstrated in this class. Students can begin to paint on their projects once they have finished fusing them. If you want to try painting in class, please have at least the 1/8" angular brush or purchase one in class. (I will have these brushes available for purchase if preferred.)

 

Supplies List for Multi-Day Fusing/Fabric Painting Workshop

 $10 required supplies fee paid in class

Projects should be no more than 25” on the longest side, a good size for a beginner’s design.

I will supply the following:

Two yards fusible web (Misty Fuse), parchment paper, freezer paper, fabric paints, clear plastic, paper plate and cup. I will demonstrate how to use fabric paints in this class. I will have some of the tools available for purchase if students aren’t able to find them: 18 mm and 28 mm rotary cutters, craft knife like X-Acto, small scissors, large tweezers, paint brushes, fabric paint sets, permanent glue

Students should bring:

Iron for fusing with auto-shutoff

Rotary cutters: 18 mm (optional) and 28 mm (the most practical rotary cutter available)

Cutting mat at least 12" X 16" or larger

Scissors: regular (embroidery optional)

Black Ultra Fine Sharpie plus regular Fine Sharpie

Masking tape - beige

Pencil

X-Acto knife with fine blade

Ironing pad to use for fusing: I suggest you make your own small ironing pad by cutting a piece of foamcore to size for your travel bag (about 12" square) and covering it with cotton batting, attached with a hot glue gun on the back of the foamcore.

Waste sack (This is a very messy technique)

A photo to work from; one color poster size printout about 25” on the longest side PLUS an 8" x 10" color copy. (See instructions BELOW for poster size printing on your own computer). A black and white large print is also OK if you can’t print in color. Or, send me the image and I will print out your photo for you. Contact me for more information on your project design or if you need help to decide if your photo is appropriate for this type of project. If you want any help with your photo choice, email a copy of your photo to lenorecrawford@charter.net.

One of my more complex patterns can also be used, if you don't have your own photo.

Photo hints: Try to find pictures without lots of empty space (sky or water, or anything that takes up a large amount of the design without anything in it). Look for pictures with focal points (a bird, flower, boat, truck, for example). The more little things in your design (like windows in buildings), the more pieces you will have to fuse, which means a longer time to finish the design. Foliage and gardens are difficult to create because of the scarcity of fine textural green prints and small floral prints.

Muslin 2” larger than the poster size print of your photo; background fabric can be used if the majority of the background will be showing about 2" larger than your photo size

Fabrics selected according to colors, tones, and textural prints in your photo—this is very important! Select varying textures in similar colors and varying values in similar colors to give your design depth. We will share fabrics in class to give everyone a lot more options!

Finishing your design—
if time allows you will want to have:

Batting for inside of project sandwich

Backing fabric to cover back of project (I use muslin)

Border and binding fabrics

Extra fusible web such as Misty Fuse or lightweight Wonder Under - five yards at least

Sewing Machine if time allows (usually no sewing is accomplished in these classes)

Walking foot for machine

Free-motion sewing foot for machine

Various threads for top-stitching

Non-slip sewing gloves for free-motion top-stitching if desired

Paintbrushes: 1/2" angular, 1/4" angular, 1/8" angular, 0 liner. Look for very, very small angular brushes if you can't find these exact numbered brushes. I like to have very fine brushes for detail work, and this is a good mix of sizes from very, very small to medium. Painting is demonstrated in this class. Students can begin to paint on their projects once they have finished fusing them. If you want to try painting in class, please have at least the 1/8" angular brush or purchase one in class. (I will have these brushes available for purchase if preferred.)

 

 

Supplies List for "Mini Blended Fabric Art Collages"

$15 required supplies fee paid in class

I will have some of the tools available for purchase if students aren’t able to find them:
18 mm and 28 mm rotary cutters, craft knife like X-Acto, small scissors, large tweezers,
paintbrushes, fabric paint sets, permanent glue

I supply the following:

All fabric for the design; muslin to fuse to; Fusible web (Misty Fuse); Fabric paints;
Parchment paper; Paper plate and cup

Students should bring:

Large tweezers like beading tweezers

Parchment paper or Teflon ironing sheet

Iron/ironing pad

Small Elmer's Glue

Rotary cutter (28 mm is a very functional size) and cutting mat at least 12" X 12" or larger

Small angular paintbrushes for detail painting: ½" angular, ¼" angular, 1/8" angular, 0 liner. (Brushes will be available for purchase in class if preferred. I do not loan brushes.)

Waste sack (this is a very messy technique!)

Ziploc bag in which to take leftovers home

 

 

Supplies List for "Create a Flower from Your Photo"

$10 required supplies fee paid in class

I will have some of the tools available for purchase if students aren’t able to find them:
18 mm and 28 mm rotary cutters, craft knife like X-Acto, small scissors, large tweezers,
paintbrushes, fabric paint sets, permanent glue

I supply the following:

Limited supply of 8" x 10" photos  in case you can’t find your own, 2 yards fusible web (Misty Fuse),
parchment paper, freezer paper, fabric paints, clear plastic 8" x 10", paper plate and cup.
I will demonstrate how to use fabric paints in this class.

Students should bring:

Iron: small travel iron, if possible hot enough to be able to fuse with (some places require auto-shutoff)

Rotary cutters: 18 mm and 28 mm (the most practical rotary cutter available)

Cutting mat at least 12" X 12" or larger

Scissors: regular (embroidery optional)

Black Ultra Fine Sharpie plus regular Fine Sharpie

Masking tape - beige

Pencil

Large tweezers like those for beading

X-Acto knife with fine blade

Paintbrushes: 1/2" angular, 1/4" angular, 1/8" angular, 0 liner. Look for very, very small angular brushes if you can't find these exact numbered brushes. I like to have very fine brushes for detail work, and this is a good mix of sizes from very, very small to medium. Painting is demonstrated in this class. Students can begin to paint on their projects once they have finished fusing them. If you want to try painting in class, please have at least the 1/8" angular brush or purchase one (available in class if preferred).

Ironing pad to use for fusing: I suggest you make your own small ironing pad by cutting a piece of foamcore to size for your travel bag (about 12" square) and covering it with cotton batting, attached with a hot glue gun on the back of the foamcore.

Waste sack (this is a very messy technique)

White muslin about 13" X 19" (a little larger than your photo) or Background fabric same size as the muslin would be if you want to put your flower on that instead

Your own color flower photo 11” X 17” (two 8.5” X 11” sheets of paper) printed off your own computer (see how to do this below). If you have problems printing your photo, please email me a copy at lenorecrawford@charter.net and I will print it for you for class. Your photo should have a nice-sized flower in the center with shadows and not be too intricate. See below for printing your photo on your own computer.

Fabric for your project. Choose fabric colors, textural prints, and tones similar to those in your photo. Variety is the key here! If you have a flower with several shades of the same color, bring fabric to match in several shades of the same color gradient.

 

 

Supplies List for Shredded Fabric Art Quilts

No supplies provided; no kit fee

I will have some of the tools available for purchase if students aren’t able to find them:
Small scissors, large tweezers, paint brushes, fabric paint sets, permanent glue

Students should bring:

Large rotary cutter and mat at least 12" X 12"

Scissors

Small paintbrushes for detail painting: 1/8" and 1/4" angular— I will have these brushes in class for purchase if preferred. I do not share my brushes.

Paper bag for trash

Ziploc bags to take scraps home in

At least 100 pins, more if possible

Make a "Quilt Sandwich" (a good size for a first project is about 20” X 24”) before coming to class if possible. We will be designing on the quilt sandwich. Make as follows:

1. First take a piece of fabric you want to put behind your shredded fabric. This can be colored or plain muslin.

2. The next layer is the batting. Put a layer of fusible web between the top fabric and the batting

3. The third layer of fabric is the backing. Put another layer of fusible web between the batting and the backing. This will be five layers in all: the top layer of fabric, fusible web, the batting, another layer of fusible web, and then the backing (I use another piece of muslin).

4. Now iron all these five layers together. We will design the shredded piece on top of this "sandwich."

For your quilt sandwich you will need:

Batting (thin like cotton batting) about 20” x 24”

Backing fabric at least 2” wider than batting, about 24” x 28” in whatever color you like (I use plain white muslin on the back of my pieces)

Fabric same size as batting in a color similar to the general design

Three yards lightweight fusible web only needed to put between layers in quilt sandwich

Backing fabric also for the sleeve on the back to hang your piece

Fabric Requirements for Your Project:

Tulle (lightweight, in black or dark green) two pieces a little larger than your quilt sandwich for two layers

Assortment of fabrics in many colors to shred; scraps are good. Use bright colors that work together, like different shades of greens, yellows, oranges like in the woods; fabric with textural prints from light to dark that can be used to create trees, blues for sky, etc. Two-sided fabrics like batiks work best. (I will have some scraps in class too.)

When designing is finished, the piece will be sewn together to take home, or you can pin it and take it home. Normally you will have enough time to sew your design together. If sewing you will need:

• Sewing machine with free-motion foot

• Light colored monofilament thread for your bobbin or a color to match the general color of your overall design like dark gray or medium green for

• Various colored threads or dark monofilament for top-stitching

 

Print Your Photo on Your Computer in Whatever Size You Choose

1. Go to www.blockposters.com

2. Follow the Step-wise instructions as noted. Do not use the Download button below the step buttons.

3. Click on Step One. Click on the Browse button next to the blank and choose your photo. Then click on Continue.

4. On Step Two choose how many pages wide you want your photo to print. This will determine the size of your photo. Click on Continue.

5. Next, on Step Three click on Download a PDF file containing your photo. Your picture will open up; then you can simply click on the printer at the upper left and print it out. Use Presentation Paper to print on. It makes a great copy, is less expensive than photo paper and heavier than regular paper.

 

Fabric Art by Lenore

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Email lenorecrawford@charter.net

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