This course is self paced, so you can dip into the content as you wish. It explores the way that I use the idea of patchwork to create textures and innovative new materials. I look at traditional patchwork techniques and then interpret them in an experimental way. You will be encouraged to rip fabrics into strips rather than cut them, use frayed edges for texture, chop up your work and rearrange it, mix up your samples and embrace happy accidents. This course works brilliantly for beginners who have just started to use a sewing machine but is equally inspirational for those seeking their next textile adventure. The textiles that you create can be used in textile collage, as textile art, as details in dressmaking/interiors or translated into larger pieces for quilts. There is a private Facebook group where you can share your work and talk about all things experimental textiles; we also have the facility to share comments within the course itself.
Follow along with my creative process as I chop up textiles and go off on creative tangents. I have recorded inspirational videos to ignite your imagination and suggest further explorations. There are no rules and happy accidents are encouraged, there is certainly no measuring or precision!
A sewing machine
Assorted fabric and thread
Bondawab, fabric adhesive spray or a glue stick
A rotary cutter and mat ( these are not essential)
This course is taught online