Quilting and patchwork courses, classes and workshops taught all over the UK. Quilting and patchwork techniques will enable you to make beautiful bed-spreads and covers. Quilts are often made to represent rites of passage such as birth or marriage and are sometimes created by groups of people working together on a joint project bringing a real sense of community and significance to the finished piece. Let your creativity run riot and make something absolutely unique. Join one of our quilting or patchwork courses or workshops to learn this traditional yet modern and most popular craft.
Learn all the principles of design and application to quilts. Design traditional or modern quilts. Discover how research enhances your design. Exercises, professional tips and tutor input guide you through this 12 month long ecourse. Secret fb group to post work and discuss with other like-minded, budding quilt designers. Access to the ecourse is 24/7 and lifelong. Access to tutor input is for 12 months. Work at your own pace, a booklet accompanies each monthly...
Develop a print design project with experimental combinations of techniques using silkscreen printing with stitching, quilting, flock and foil. Print shapes using paper stencils, overprinting to create interesting effects and colour blends. Develop designs to expose on to a photo emulsion coated screen and overprint on to earlier stencil prints using a simple registration method to make exciting, rhythmic, repeated patterns. Employ hand sewing or machine stitching and embroidery techniques to embellish and decorate the...
"Travel through time and learn practical needlecraft skills along the way"
Each month our inspiring artist/designer tutors impart a different needle craft skill and its fascinating history. Appropriately, the full day (10am - 4pm) workshops take place underneath the medieval beamed eaves of Duttons for Buttons' Grade 2* Listed building in York.
Come away with a memorable craft work, historic knowledge and a life-long skill.
April 10 - ‘70s Macramé
May 8 - 1940s Vintage...
This is a lovely creative embroidery workshop for those of you who would like to come and play for a day.
You will work on a small piece of good quality linen as a base fabric. You will choose your colour scheme first then select fragments of fabric and lace, snipping and tearing to stitch interesting backgrounds. Then using Julie's mini books as inspiration, will choose your stitches and add different flowers onto each of...
Ever wanted a craft workshop that is expressive and individual as you? Then look right here! Do you have basic to intermediate sewing machine skills and want to push them to a new level of creativity? Then this freehand machine embroidery/appliqué workshop may be just perfect for you!
Join Artist Stacey Chapman for this one day workshop, to explore the craft of freehand machine embroidery where you will learn how to transfer a design...
English Paper Piecing Come along make a start on your patchwork journey.
This traditional method is how most quilters started, but now we use lovely funky fabrics. A really social method of patchworking that lends itself to busy lives, by being very portable and easy to pick up and put down.
Everything is provided.
People may bring their own cotton fabric to work with if they have a particular colour scheme in mind.
This is an Introduction to Stitchbooking workshop that aims to give you all of the tools and advice you need to make your own Stitchbook.
Stitchbooks are beautiful handmade photographic fabric books made using a mixture of scrapbooking and textile techniques. They are based on the use of Photo Transfer Paper, which allows you to add digital images to fabric in a high-quality and hard wearing way.
The craft can incorporate a huge range of...
Landscape in Curves Workshop - An introduction to curved piecing, suitable for beginners to curved quilting techniques.
You will learn:
To cut and sew simple curves
Create depth with colour
Create texture with machine embroidery
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Join our monthly machine embroidery class, we create and learn something new every time. On our next class we will make this lovely monochrome table runner all created in the hoop. This piece would look amazing in Christmas fabric. Don't have a machine embroidery machine? no problem we have some available for you to use. Please ask when booking.
Tutor - Susan English
Have you ever wanted to try machine patchwork but not known how to start? One day workshops, VIP days and termly courses run in Hertfordshire.
Learn the skills required for successful machine patchwork and quilting. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience.
Termly Courses in Watford and Letchworth and one-to-one VIP days in Watford
A range of techniques will be covered each term culminating in a quilt or wallhanging or a range of...