F. UNDERWATER FANTASY2 DAYS to 5 DAYS FINE ART SEMINAR
Create an underwater fantasy using dyed fabric for background and adding
embellishments in ribbon, embroidery stitches and collage techniques. The two-day class
is great for those new to free-form embroidery. The 5-day class is larger and more
detailed.
Pg 145 Elegant Stitches: pg 161 Floral Stitches.
(Note: Students must bring a matt for this class.)

Two-Day Class:
7" x 14" project
Five Day Class:
work in 10" x 17" or 12" x 20"
Day
One
a. choosing background
fabric
b. Laying down netting,
organza
c. Embroidery stitches
Day
One
a. lecture with examples
b. Laying out design;
paper to fabric
c. Background fabrics
(using dyes, watercolour
pencils
d. Stitching in The
Background
Day
Two
a. Adding fabric coral bed
b. Embroidery
seaweed, texture
c. Embellishment
techniques
Day
Two
a. Laying down backgound
netting and sheers
b. Working in the mid-
ground
c. Creating seaweed
Day
Three
a. Embroidery and silk
ribbon work
Day
Four
a. Creating coral beds
b. Working in the
foreground with
embellishments
Day
Five
a. Beading and doodads
b. Finishing techniques
SUPPLIES - Both classes... (Please refer to the basic supplies list also.)

• Variety of fabrics for seabed and coral reefs. Brights, soilds, mottled.
• Background Fabric: dyed to look like water (choose size)
• Variety - tulle, organza, netting, and cheese cloth
• Variety - Organza ribbons. 3 - 1/2yd. - 2” wire ribbons
• Variety - 4mm & 7mm silk ribbon - solid, variegates
• Variety - embroidery threads, yarns that look like seaweed.
• Variety - Metallic threads
• Nymo beading thread, beads, #10 sharps needle
• Crystals, stones, seashells (with holes) Buttons, pearls, doodads
• Variety - needles - sharps, embroidery, tapestry, chenille, darner.
Teacher will provide paints, brushes. (not overseas)

Two Day Class....
• Bkgnd. Fabric 8" x15"
• Art Matte; 7" x14" opening (Must bring to class)

Five Day Class....
• Bkgrnd. Fabric- choose 11" x 18" or 13" x 21"
• Art matte; 10" x 17" or 12" x 20" opening. (Must bring to class)