Create beautiful, free-flowing, collaged landscapes in fabric and stitch, while discovering the key to breaking free from drawing, patterns and traditional appliqué techniques.
You can do it, too!
Even if you are a complete beginner!
Textile Artist Deborah Wirsu shows you how to simplify and edit a landscape, avoid any complex drawing, and build your collage using layered, free-cut fabric pieces, embellished with stitch.
What you'll learn...
How to work with reference photos to create a layered collage landscape.
How to simplify and edit your photo and create a design without using a pattern.
Discover the fundamental principles of Design and Composition.
Explore the use of Colour in your landscape.
Learn easy steps for fabric collage.
How to use free motion stitch to add depth and interest.
Follow the development of a sample landscape, from start to finish - design, construction, and stitching.
Throughout the course you'll be given guided, step-by-step exercises to help you through every stage of planning, constructing and stitching your Fabulous Fabric Landscape.
Who is the course for?
This course is perfect for you if...
You want to break away from creating art quilts using patterns.
You're a beginner with no clue about design, composition and using colour, or have little or no experience with free motion stitching.
You have some art quilting experience but want to learn the free-cutting collage technique and how to work without a pattern.
No prior experience is required!
But you should be familiar with your sewing machine and its basic functions.
Some experience with free motion stitching is beneficial but NOT ESSENTIAL.
This course is probably not for you if...
You are very experienced with fabric collage techniques, design, and thread sketching or thread painting.
What you get...
Learn the skills you need to further explore this exciting technique.
23 lessons in handy, bite-size sections.
2 Bonus lessons demonstrating alternative techniques.
Downloadable PDF notes and images for reference.
Progressive exercises throughout the course.
Plus online access to me for feedback and assistance.
Lifetime access - watch and review as many times as you like.
What you need...
A domestic sewing machine that can have a free motion foot fitted and can lower the feed dogs.
Most modern machines (except some very basic 'entry level' machines) have this capability.
Basic sewing supplies, fabric scraps, a few larger fabric pieces, and other items such as batting and stabiliser.
A comprehensive Materials list is included in the course.
Also required: A strong, stable internet connection to view the HD videos.
My goal is to show you how easy - and how much fun - it is to create your own stunning, layered fabric collage landscape.
Yes! You will have fun learning how to free yourself from the constraints of patterns, to become truly creative!
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I look forward to seeing you in the Class!
What students say about 'Fabulous Fabric Landscapes'...
'This is one of the best on-line courses I've ever taken. The tone is just right, and everything seems to be covered, in an orderly and understandable manner. The downloads are excellent, and the lessons very straight-forward. Having listened and read through the whole course, I'm now ready to begin sewing, and am looking forward to also incorporating other fabric techniques I'm familiar with, such as dyeing and printing, into future work. Thank you, Deborah, for all the effort put in to making this course so very good.' Alison.
'What a wonderful course, I'm so pleased that I subscribed. Thank you for sharing your expertise and making the lessons so accessible and easy to follow.' Ann.
'I've just been through the course, so I know what to expect, and find it clear and easy to follow. The Lifetime access is so useful, as like many others, I have to fit the course around other things, and had it been access for a set time, I'd have found it difficult to complete. As it is, I'll be able to relax and make the most of the time I have to create and stitch. Looking forward to beginning. Thanks, Deborah.' Alison
'I have just started to read the material. I hope to make postcard size quilts as I belong to a postcard swap club. Would also be nice to give to family on special ocassions. I am looking forward to working through the lessons. I have done some machine embroidery but free style excites me more.' Heather.
'Hi Deborah, I love this class. of course I jump around, because I am soooo excited. How can I send the picture I would like to use for your imput? Then I will start with the class "homework" :) Thank you Margaret.'
Deborah Wirsu is an Australian Textile Artist who has created hundreds of pieces of thread sketched and machine embroidered art, patterns and quilts, plus dozens of demonstration videos, tutorials and courses on these subjects.
She has also published several books on various topics, which are available at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle ebook formats :
Creative Thread Sketching: a Beginner's Guide
Appliqué Art Quilts Inspired by Stained Glass: a contemporary variation on stained glass quilt technique – without bias tape.
Art Quilt Finishing Essentials: How to Bind, Display, Label, Store, and Care for your Art Quilts.
With a love of freestyle stitching, she builds texture and detail on collaged, dyed and painted surfaces, creating art quilts, thread sketches and textile pieces.
She has given workshops, presentations and talks, exhibited and sold works online and in various countries, and been featured in Australian Quilters Companion magazine a number of times.
Deborah runs a successful online Arts Education business from her website www.ThreadSketchingInAction.com [formerly www.DeborahWirsu.com]
In her 'spare time', Deborah is also a professional Musician - performing in orchestras and chamber music, and teaching viola and violin. Just in case this isn't enough, Deborah is also a published author and editor, and teaches English to ESL (English Second Language) students.
Deborah is involved in a number of community organisations in the Arts and Music fields, and loves to play opera!
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