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Couching Class: Blue Wren - Helen Godden - South 4



Join international free motion quilting star Helen Godden in this informative workshop as she shows you all about couching! Learn how to use a couching foot: couching and laid work are techniques in which yarn or other materials are laid across the surface of the ground fabric and fastened in place with small stitches of the same or a different yarn. The couching threads may be either the same color as the laid threads or a contrasting color. This technique is a real eye-catcher and instantly adds texture and depth to projects, and Helen is so excited for you to try it along with her!

Supply List:
  • Machines will be provided so no need to bring yours! 
  • Yarns – Variety of wool or acrylic yarns in standard 8 ply.
  • Colours of bright turquoise/royal blue, black, cream or white, brown/grey plus 3 different greens for different foliage – light fresh green, medium green and olive green; variegated are fun – go for the acrylic, they look the same and are very cheap  usually $3. Even small odd balls left over from knitting projects can be used. You can use some of the fluffy, shaggy yarn variations and it can add different texture to foliage.
  • Fabric – 50 x 70cm (20 x 30”) cream calico or muslin, with backing and batting.
  • Threads – Cream, medium blue, black.
  • Black or grey fabric Marker (permanent)
  • Frixion pen or fabric chalk – your preference for tracing but must show up on cream base fabric.
  • Warm up – you can practise the technique of couching on a small fabric sandwich approx. 20” square
  • Paper scissors, sticky tape, thread snips and general sewing supplies
Instructor Name:
Specialist Helen Godden

Couching Class: Blue Wren - Helen Godden - South 4

Cost:
$ 249.00
Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
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