How to Make a Nordic Christmas Angel
Date and Time of Class: November 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The “How to” series of workshops with experienced teacher and textile artist, designer Gary Mills, are short workshops to help you improve and develop skills in varying sewing and textiles processes.
In this festive decoration, Gary has been influenced by Scandinavian design and the culture of this far away land of pine forests, ancient folk tales, and sleigh rides in the snow. As we approach the winter, let us get cosy and settle into the Threads Studio and get stitching these easy to make Nordic Angel figures.
What You Will Learn in this Workshop
This workshop takes you through selecting combinations of fabrics that work and give a simple yet sophisticated style, keeping the combinations simple yet stylish. You will learn cutting out from the supplied pattern and then constructing through simple machine stitch with stage-by-stage instruction. Then turning through and stuffing your angel; finally adding the details to give her character through stitch and decoration.
Level of Experience
- The class is suitable for the intermediate with some machine sewing experience.
Materials / Equipment required by Attendees
- As mentioned above, select your fabric to create the red and white ‘Scandinavian style’. Printed cottons in red and white Nordic or even Christmas themed patterns can be used. See Gary’s example photo where he has used the following:
- 1 x Fat quarter of calico for face
- 1 x Fat quarter of red and white stripe for the body
- 1 x Fat quarter of red and white dots for the wings
- Some red and check scraps for the hearts
- You will need 1 yard of ribbon and some similar such as rickrack for the neck
- A little wool for the hair and a couple of small buttons
- 4oz of toy stuffing
- Fabric, paper, and embroidery scissors
- Hand sewing needle
- Tape measure
- Useful: fabric marker pen
- Useful; chop stick or similar blunt stick for aiding the stuffing
- A sewing machine (straight stitch used)
If you do not have a Sewing Machine, or don’t want to bring your own, you can use one of our latest Brother demonstration machines for the nominal fee of £3.00 per session.
- Gary Mills