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Cork Painting with Leslie McNeil

Authentic, eco-sourced cork is flexible, lightweight, & practical! Easy to stitch—easy to paint; washable, &
hypoallergenic. Cork fabric is used for handbags, wallets, journal covers, & other accessories.
Table Topper:
— 1/3 yd Natural, or Light Colored Cork, 27-36” wide {gold & silver flecks also work nicely}
— 1/3 yd Cotton for backing fabric
— 1/4 yd Cotton binding fabric for rectangle runner
— 1/3 yd Batting; about 1/3 yard {optional—see pattern instructions under Batting}
One 15.5” Circle Topper:
— 1/2 yd Natural, or Light Colored Cork, approx. 18” Square {gold & silver flecks work}
— 1/2 yd Cotton backing fabric
— 1/3 to 1/2 yd Cotton Bias Binding fabric.
5” Circle Coaster:
— 6” Square Cork or 6” Scraps for each coaster you want to make
— Optional pre-fused flower for center
For all Projects:
— Sewing Machine with general notions
— Couching Foot
— Couching thread{s}; a thick thread such as: *Razzle Dazzle by Superior Threads, YLI Candle
Light {or other brands}. Black/Silver or plain Silver or gold
— 50 weight polyester thread for couching technique in color to match couching thread
— 80/12 Titanium Topstitch needle for Couching Technique {50 wt polyester top & bobbin thread}
— 1 or 2 Sheets Template plastic 12 x 18” & a thick Sharpie marker
— Frixion pen, chalk marker, or other preferred ‘erasable’ marking utensil
Paints and Painting Supplies:
— Dye-na-flow Paint by Jacquard; 2.25 Jars or “9-color, Exciter Pack” best way to try out many
colors! Dye-Na-Flow is a highly saturated & transparent fluid acrylic paint, permanent on any
porous or semi-porous surface, including natural and synthetic fabrics, and in many ways simulates
a true dye. Dye-Na-Flow spreads on fabric until it is thoroughly absorbed and even, sinking into
the fibers like a dye instead of sitting on the surface like thicker inks and paints. The colors are
intense, wash-fast and will not change the feel of the fabric. Dye-Na-Flow is versatile and may
be used for many diverse applications, from silk painting to wood staining.*Natural Cork & Dye-
Na-Flow Paint is washable!
— 2-3 All-purpose, inexpensive paint brushes {recommend size 3 and 5 round brushes}
— paper towels;
— plastic coated paper plates or bowls, or ceramic/plastic paint palette w/six wells
— container for water {to clean brush or thin paint}
— plastic gloves to protect hands; wear ‘paint’ clothing or apron
— old hand or larger towel & washcloth; garbage/plastic bag to protect table/painting surface
— Scrap of cork fabric to paint color sample

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Leslie McNeil
Instructor Bio: Leslie McNeil is a local artist and pattern designer here in Great Falls, MT. She specializes in collage art, and teaches collage, free-motion quilting, and fabric painting techniques at quilt shops around the state.
Instructor Fee, Classroom Use Fee

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  • The Quilt Away
  • (406) 453-2788
  • 222 13th Street South
    Great Falls, MT 59405
  • Hours:
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    Thursday: 10am - 9pm
    Friday: 10am - 5pm
    Saturday 10am - 5pm
    Sunday 1pm - 4pm
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