Tucked Up & Embellished Circles


 
 
Tucked-up & Embellished Circles
 
Experiment with these delectable, textural and tactile circular designs. Tuck, twist and twiddle the pleats for a stunning square or circular wall-hanging, cushion or quilt centre. Play with the possibilities of different tucked designs. Embellish the tucked edges with stitch or yarn, Add an interesting textured edging and binding, some decorative stitching. Mount the panel onto background material, add some textured inserts and it will be ready for completing with a little machine quilting - free or otherwise!
 
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE WORKSHOPS AND THE DESIGNS THEREIN ARE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF THE ARTIST JENNIE RAYMENT AND CANNOT BE TAUGHT, COPIED OR TRANSMITTED IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. ALL RIGHTS BELONG TO JENNIE RAYMENT. 

 

Requirements
These designs can be made from one colour or use a variety of materials but plain/hand-dyed/self patterned are probably the better choice. If desired, pre-wash all materials but use a spray starch when pressing to restore ‘body’. Cotton materials are preferable. Students choosing to work all in calico (muslin USA) are advised to select a medium weight material. Please cut all pieces before class.
 
Cut:
 Circle: One 25" square (Bring two 25" squares and try another textured circular effect - there is time in class to make two) 
Circle Binding: one 15" square
Textured Inserts: Twelve 4" squares
Background fabric to mount Circle/s on: One 30” square (this can be a different colour to the circle/s).
 
 
Coloured yarns/wools and or coloured threads for embellishment
Sewing machine, foot control, all presser feet including darning/hopper foot/free motion foot or walking foot + instruction book,
Thread to match fabric,
Notepad, pencil
General sewing accessories,
Rotary cutting mat, cutter & 24” long ruler (if you have one)
Camera (for taking stage samples)
Spectacles (if required)