The garden pansy is a type of large-flowered hybrid plant cultivated as a garden flower. It is derived by hybridization from several species, particularly Viola tricolor, a wildflower of Europe and western Asia known as Heartsease.
In this workshop we will be studying both the garden pansy and the wild version, Heartsease, looking at their myriad of colours and markings.
Includes a materials pack
Pack contains: PVA alcohol crystals and piece of muslin, Bondaweb, undyed silk velvet and silk satin, pieces of various coloured silk fabric, silk thread, wires, templates and guidelines.
(Please note there are no dyes included in this pack.)
Add a set of procion dyes
at a special price of £55 (with free delivery)
Anne Tomlin Colour Collection: 12 x 10g procion MX dyes, with Instructions and Reference Sheet.
You will also need some basic flower-making equipment:
- flower-making tools mostly arrow or knife shape and a few ball shapes 5mm, 10mm, 15mm, electric or manual – the somebana spoon tools can be useful but not necessary
- small pointed sharp scissors and pointed tweezers
- artist brushes – soft blending brushes and small pointed brushes
- pencil and pen
- iron and ironing board
- small folded up piece of cotton towelling
- hard pad and medium pad to shape the petals
- silk dyes
- small pots / jars to mix dyes, plus an airtight jar to store your PVA fabric stiffener
- PVA glue or UHU
- small amount of cornflour
- pot of water
- baking paper and kitchen paper
- plastic sheet