Last Monday, 23rd of February we visited the women at Wildflower Home for a workshop on fabric applique collage. Wildflower Home is a foundation offering single mothers a safe place to live, where they can also make products such as greetings cards to sell. I thought that applique would be a useful skill as it can be applied to many different projects including bags, wall art, clothing and accessories.
The theme of the collage was nature so before they began creating their collages I asked them to sketch out a design on paper. After this they could begin cutting out pieces of fabric and sewing them onto their canvas to create the design.
The women picked up the technique quickly and really got into the project.
For extra decoration we had a variety of buttons and beads that they could add to their collages.
Not everyone managed to finish so we let them take some extra bits of fabric to complete their collages on their own time. I hope the workshop inspired them and perhaps they can take this new skill and create their own projects.