Sat, 21 Sept | Opendrawer

Transfer Printing and Free Machine Stitching with Dijanne Cevaal

Let Dijanne guide you through the creation of beautiful pieces by printing onto fabric and overstitching with a sewing machine.
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Transfer Printing and Free Machine Stitching with Dijanne Cevaal

Time & Location

21 Sept 2019, 10:00 am – 22 Sept 2019, 4:00 pm
Opendrawer, Rear of Hartwell Church of Christ, 248 Highfield Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia. Enter from Milverton St.

About This Workshop

Transfer printing is a method of getting permanent colour onto materials such as lutradur (a polyester non-woven fibre), and polyester fabrics such as polyester organza and satin. It is great fun and you can be quite painterly, or simply use linocuts to create backgrounds with prints. The process allows you to get up to 3 prints so that a series of work can be created. We also explore cutting back to reveal the material underneath, and free machine stitching to embellish your printed fabric

There will be a cost of $20 per participant which includes the lutradur, and the use of paints, linocuts and transfer crayons.

Skills you will learn: 

  • Using Transfer paints 
  • Different techniques for creating effects 
  • Free machine stitching 
  • Developing your use of colour 

Date: Sept 21 & 22

Time: 6 hours (lunch break included)

Cost: $320 + Materials fee ($20 to be paid to the tutor on the day)

What to bring:

  • Your sewing machine in good working order with the instruction booklet if possible and darning foot (or free machine embroidery foot)
  • Your normal sewing notions including good sharp scissors
  • Sewing thread for your bobbin ( cotton of cotton/polyester mix)
  • Machine needles ( 80/12 size or those you use for normal sewing )
  • Photocopy paper- about 25 sheets
  • 2 paint brushes- one fine and one broader.
  • Some plastic cups or small containers for the paint - about 4-5
  • A normal drawing pencil
  • Some fat quarters in your favourite colours ( 3-4 will be fine- but think co-ordinating as well)
  • Machine embroidery threads that contrast with your background fabric.
  • Wadding/batting ( enough for 2 squares approximately 25cm x 25cm in size).
  • Fabric for the backing
  • Pen, pencil, writing paper for note taking

Tutor: Dijanne Cevaal

Dianne is a noted Australian Textile artist who teaches around the world. In her own words: “I love to dye and print fabrics and assemble them into quilts with lots of stitching both by hand and machine. I also create my own linocuts for printing on fabric”. She is the author of a book “Musing in Textile: France”. Examples of Dijanne’s work can be viewed on Instagram (Origidij) and on her website

Photo and Work: Dijanne Cevaal

  • Transfer Printing

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