Live Zoom Workshop: The Stitched Tree of Life with Anne Kelly / Saturday, June 26th / 10-1pm PST
Join us for a Saturday morning live Zoom workshop with one of our favorite artists, Anne Kelly, teaching from her studio in England.
A folk art inspired Tree of Life that you can personalize with the names of
your close family and friends. The templates are provided in two sizes and
Anne will give instructions for both. The kit can be made using hand or
machine embroidery but ideally a mixture of both. Basic stencilling and
applique, embroidery and stitching techniques will be covered and this course
is suitable for most levels of experience and ability.
We will be inspired by traditional early American Folk Art designs,
Pennsylvania Dutch ‘fraktur’ and the universal tree of life motif, which Anne
has documented and researched in her book ‘Textile Folk Art’ (Batsford,
During the short three hour workshop you will have time to assemble the basic structure
of your design and receive instructions about adding background stitching,
embellishing and adding extra motifs or objects to your piece.
During the last session of the morning you will be instructed on how to mount,
display and finish your piece, and also have the opportunity to ask questions
about the piece to Anne.
Stitched Tree of Life Kit from French General includes:
French General Fabric Scraps
Needles and Pins
Additional Materials to have on hand:
Invisible Marker or Pencil
Alphabet Rubber Stamp Kit and Ink - Printers Type Alphabet from Paper Source is ideal!
Green Fabric Paint
Iron and Pressing Pad
Paper and Fabric Scissors
It’s a good idea to cut out your pieces of fabric before the course if possible
And decide which size kit you will be making
Your background will be 14 x 14 inches (small) or 20 x 20 inches (large)
You will need one tree (of either size) from the light blue sashiko fabric
For the large kit – a mixture of green and blue leaves, small and large, around
36 in total
For the smaller kit – a mixture of green and blue leaves, smaller size, around
24 in total
You can also cut out your stencil if desired
$150.00 registration includes Kit and Zoom Workshop
Kits will be sent out Mid-June
Zoom Link will be sent to you with any prep instruction a week before workshop
Never done a live Zoom Workshop before? Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will teach you how to do it!
For more with Anne, please visit: https://annekellytextiles.com