3D Floral Triptych with Alex Waylett Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May

Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 10:30am to 4:00pm
Friday, 24 May 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

This is a two-day course with Alex Waylett, when she will show you how to construct a 3D Floral Triptych.

Designed to take you through a series of innovative techniques using a multitude of different materials all brought together with free motion embroidery, the course covers illustration, composition, and painting techniques with inks from your chosen design source on the first day followed by working with water soluble and cords to create 3-d elements on the second.

You will spend the first day working with Koh-i-Nor inks and various other paints and metallic wax to produce a textural background with lens tissue, papers and string before on the second day stitching into your designs using your floral pictures as a design source. You will be taken through a series of steps to create the triptych using sheers and stitch to link all the pieces. On the second day you will be shown how to create 3d elements to add to your piece – i.e. flower heads and leaves using water soluble in a hoop.

You will leave with all the necessary machine embroidery techniques and media knowledge to complete your Wall Panel will be completed at home.

You will need some experience in free motion embroidery and be happy to pick up a paintbrush and experiment!

The pictures above are work done by students from previous triptych workshops.