In this Bundle option you will have the opportunity to learn both of Sunny's sought after techniques in "The Free Hand" and "Tiny Stitchy Scenes" online courses. Both of these courses are sold separately but you can save money by purchasing the bundle option. Read below to learn about each course and what they have to offer. Scroll to the bottom of this page for the Free Promo videos and personal interviews!
"The Free Hand"
Create Arts Online is excited to present Sunny Carvalho in her highly sought after online journey into freehand stitching and drawing with your sewing machine.
Before you begin this fun and creative adventure, Sunny highly recommends watching her “Character Drawing” online course if you do not already draw your own characters. Sunny’s “Character Drawing” course can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle option with this course.
Sunny intentionally titled this course “The Free Hand” to share how she has developed this method of drawing her unique and expressive characters intuitively with a sewing machine and thread.
Sunny’s signature technique of creating with fabric, thread, and a sewing machine is a one of a kind technique. Sunny has never taught this in a live setting and is so excited to finally be able to share it with all her eager and enthusiastic students. You will have an “over shoulder” view with a very detailed and close up perspective. She shares the step-by-step process of how she creates her characters on the sewing machine, and you will not miss a stitch.
Sunny starts with the type of fabrics and supplies she prefers, including her favorite threads. You will watch in real time as Sunny shares many tips and tricks on how each part of the process can be a success. Sunny starts with demonstrating a “practice section” to help you get warmed up. Once you are ready to start sewing your characters, Sunny breaks down this process to give you the most gratifying and achievable experience!
In the end you will be creating both finished pieces and decorative elements. The designs are limitless and addictive!
Sunny includes a list of her favorite tools, materials, and resources as well as a step-by-step PDF of how she creates her felted wool.
"Tiny Stitchy Scenes"
Join Sunny Carvalho as she teaches her unique method of making miniature wool felt scenes. It is not everyday that an artist like Sunny Carvalho comes along and we are thrilled that she has brought this fun and creative course to Create Arts Online. In this course she teaches how to create her version of “Tiny Stitchy Scenes.” These mixed media art pieces can be used as pins, patches, or even can be mounted on wood for use as a small wall hanging.
Sunny starts by creating the faces and heads of her characters and then demonstrates how to use air-dry clay to shape the heads. Then she will show you her unique spin on painting and drawing onto the expressive faces. You can also use Polymer clay to create the heads if you like. Once the heads are ready, Sunny gets right into making the felted wool shapes as she shares her favorite wool versions she prefers. Each part of this process is so creative and the possibilities are limitless.
Sunny demonstrates a variety of hand stitches that can add creative touches as well as other design elements like beads, yarn for hair, and other fun features.
If you are looking for a way to add to your artistic journey as you relax, learn, and create your own “Tiny Stitchy Scenes” for gifts, you are at the right place!
Sunny includes a list of her favorite tools, materials, and resources as well as a step by step PDF of how she creates her felted wool.
Sunny Carvalho is a mixed media artist living in Pinson, Alabama amid the chaos of too many art supplies. Focusing on functional yet whimsical ceramic ware, hand-sculpted ceramic pendants, freehand stitched characters and mixed media paintings, her quirky characters have found their way into many of the mixed media magazines and books. With an emphasis on the joy of everyday living, her work reflects the humor and oddity of the unique characters residing in her head as they deal with pets, situations, and each other. She began her mixed media career as an instructor with Artfest (a groundbreaking retreat near Seattle that launched the careers of many internationally known artists and had it's final retreat in 2012). Sunny continues to teach live but is thrilled to partner with Create Arts Online and bring her signature works to an online platform.