Pro Tips: Using Unusual Fabrics

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Natasha Searls-Punter

If you have taken one of our online flower making classes, then you will know that we usually offer a kit to go with them to make a successful outcome. We also make suggestions in the class and description so you can source your own materials that should also be successful to look pretty close to what we will be teaching you on screen.

But following the rules isn’t the only way and to get the very most out of your London Embroidery School classes- we suggest learning the rules then bending them to your will. So once you have learnt what you can from a class by following the instructions, why not change something about it and see what you can do to make it your own. A prime example of this is changing the fabric to something with different qualities.

In our newest YouTube video, we tried out making the Camellia Online Class but using cork fabric. Yes you heard right and so you can see why this would be an interesting study for the practise of bending the rules. During the class we show you how the pattern acts when it is made in Cotton, Tweed and Leather, and here we try out the same techniques but on the cork fabric. To add a little more detail and interest, we also colour the edges using watercolour felt tip pens which give a soft ombre effect.

If you want to try this out for yourself, follow the link below to our online classes and chose yourself an interesting fabric to make it your way.

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