QUILT ROUTES AROUND THE WORLD. A journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch.
A technique based talk that looks at some of the many different ways in which to colour your own fabric and turn them into art quilts and mixed media pieces; along with a few stories from my travels.
Packed with ideas and projects to inspire.
TALES FROM MY SCRAP BAG.
Looking at techniques and design inspirations as well as ideas for using up those scraps.
Lots to interest the traditional as well as the non traditional quilter and textile artist.
PLAY WITH PAINT
With easy to use textile paints this workshop explores a number of simple surface design techniques that create unique fabrics to use in your quilting and textile projects.
LANDSCAPE FABRIC PAINTING
Using permanent textile paints, learn how to create special effect pieces of fabric, depicting skies, seas, rocks, trees ... Make your landscape art quilts that bit more special by learning how to create your own unique fabrics.
PAINTING AND PRINTINGCreate your own painted and printed fabrics. Learn how to make inspiring, individual pieces to incorporate into your quilting and textile creations. Many different techniques of surface decoration will be taught including stamping, stenciling and mono printing. No fussing about with dyes and chemicals, all done with easy to use fabric paints!
STILL LIFE SURFACE DESIGN
Paint and print and decorate your fabric and then put them all together to create a unique still life textile art piece.
STITCHING AND DESIGN
A fun and easy class that demonstrates a simple but effective way to produce a mini landscape quilt.
Using foundation pieced blocks or more random "Quilt-As-You-Go" piecing, fast fused applique and added embellishments. This class also looks at some alternative ways for finishing off and displaying your creations.
PICTURE IT WITH PAINT
Create three stylized landscape panels while exploring a variety of art/landscape quilting techniques.
STITCHING SHOWCASELearn how to add stitched motifs to your art quilts and textile creations.
This class explores a variety of simple processes to add to your art quilting tool box. Create a number of different samples that can be combined into one stylish wall hanging.
LAYERS AND SHADOWS
A complimentary workshop to the one above, demonstrating techniques to add texture and depth to your textile art pieces.
PATCHWORK AND QUILTINGSCRAPPY HAPPY CUSHIONS
Cushion covers are a great way to practice and improve your skills.
Beginning with a "liberated" approach to piecing that is quick and easy, we then move on to the stitching to create a wonderfully textured piece, that practices either/or straight line and free motion quilting.
TEXTILE CREATIONSRECYCLED AND EMBELLISHED BOOK WRAPS
Turning all your left over bits of fabrics, threads and bits and bobs into something beautiful and useful can be easy and fun! I this workshop learn how to make decorative book wraps or covers that are completely unique and pick up some new textile art techniques along the way.
The same techniques as in the above class turned into container.
PLUS: Spend a day completing one of the following projects from my hand painted fabric.
Moon Gazing Hare
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