Fri, May 07 | Michelles Patchwork

Magic Mushrooms

3 day class with Helen Godden
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

May 07, 10:00 AM – May 09, 4:00 PM
Michelles Patchwork, 230 Moffats Rd, Dereel VIC 3352, Australia

About the Event

A brand new class for anyone who believes in the magic at the bo9om

of the garden AND anyone who declares “…but I has never painted


A brand new class for anyone who believes in the magic at the bo9om

of the garden AND anyone who declares “…but I have never painted


Over 3 days, students will use Helens favourite Dyes and Paint

techniques to create their very own “Magic Mushrooms”.

Day 1 we will trace Helens design onto calico. We will then play with her

Dye Paintng technique via demonstraion and practise and then we

launch into the messy fun. We throw in some salt and watch the magic

colours move and mix and mingle in to psychedelic patterns to create

our mushrooms.

Day 2 we continue to paint including the background and then we add a

little extra black magic with my favourite tool, The Sharpie! After some

warming up on the sewing machine we will start our Free Motion Quilting,

adding details and allowing our imagination to run wild with patterning.

Day 3 we complete the quilting and now move on to another paint

palette of delicious metallic and pearlescent colours, painting into our

quilted patterns adding another dimension to our work.

Exhausted but satisfied we collapse in a heap!

Along the way you will learn 2 very different paint types and their

associated techniques. Painting with Dye with control and Over painting

with Acrylic fabric paint.

You will learn insights into Helen’s design process and how to make your

colours POP, whilst adding impact, detail and interest! Your free-motion

quilting skills will be enhanced and expanded as you learn so many

different styles of quilting to add movement to your work, rather than

flat missionary stippling!

You will be pushing your boundaries but will emerge triumphant…and


Helen supplies all the paint and dye covered by an $8/student paint use


Helen will bring brushes to purchase and students will have opportunity

to purchase paints and dyes after the class.

  • Option 1 - Magic Mushroom Depo
  • Option 2 - Magic Mushroom
  • Option 3 - Magic Mushroom

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