Isabelle Wiessler: Autumn Leaves

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Number of participants: 15
  • Level of difficulty: beginner/advanced

These autumn leaves are created using nylon organza and freely stitched borders to create the shape of the leaves. The leaves are then “made autumnal” with the help of a hot air dryer.
It is really fun to gradually shape these leaves – and this technique can also be transferred to other shapes such as trees, shells or fossils.
Together we will also sew a beautiful background and make cord from wool or wire to integrate these leaves into a suitable environment.

No special previous knowledge is required for this course.

Materials Package

The materials package can be purchased on site at a cost of €4 and includes:

  • Polyester organza for the leaves and background
  • Wool
  • Special wire
  • Machine embroidery thread (for sharing)

Materials List:

  • Sewing machine with a normal presser foot and a quilting or embroidery foot.
  • Scraps 50 x 50 cm thin polyester organza in 2 to 3 autumn colours; they can also be very small scraps! (see materials package)
  • Lurex scraps, if available
  • 30 x 30 cm fabric or felt in autumn colour for the background (see materials package)
  • 30 x 30 cm thin fleece
  • Pins, preferably with glass or metal heads
  • Fabric scissors and a small pair of scissors
  • Machine embroidery thread in autumn colours (see materials package)
  • Thin bobbin thread (e.g. Aerofil by Madeira, cotton thread no. 50 by Aurifil), matching the colour of the machine embroidery threads
  • Embroidery or quilting machine needles (no. 75 or 80)
  • 1 embroidery hoop approx. 18 cm Ø, preferably wood
  • 1 heat gun
  • 1 cork board approx. 20 x 20 cm and at least 1 cm thick or ironing board with baking paper
  • 1 marking pen to mark on polyester organza (Pilot FriXion works very well!)

Class Fee: € 75

The class fee includes the admission fee to the show for the day of the class!

  • Class Name: Autumn Leaves
  • Class ID: IWI-HB

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All images ©Isabelle Wiessler, used with kind permission of the artist.