Learning Appliqué

Eleven members met in the community centre to learn how to do appliqué

Mary T was a star teacher as usual!

We all enjoyed it so much that we are keen to meet up again to do a bigger project 

Appliqué is a needlework technique in which patterns or pictures are created by the attachment of smaller pieces of fabric to a larger piece of contrasting colour or texture.

( It is particularly suitable for work which is to be seen from a distance, such as in banner-making. A famous example of appliqué is the Hastings Embroidery.)

Here are pics of us working away …

and here is the finished result …

We used a teeny tiny iron to the refrain of “Be very careful – it’s not a toy!” 🙂