Talks

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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.

 

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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.

Workshops

Fabric Painting

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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.

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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.

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Painting and Printing

Create 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!

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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.

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Picture It In Paint

Create three stylized landscape panels while exploring a variety of art/landscape quilting techniques. A mix of painting and stitching techniques.

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Stitching Showcase

Learn 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.

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Layers and Shadows

Make ‘Falling Feathers’ or a piece with a motif of your choice and learn how to create depth with shadows and textures.


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Strip Landscapes

A fun and easy class that demonstrates a simple but effective way to produce a mini landscape quilt.
Using a variety of techniques from piecing, to raw edges, applique and added embellishments. This class also looks at some alternative ways for finishing off and displaying your creations.

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Scrappy Happy Cushions

Cushion covers are a great way to practice and improve your skills.
Beginning with a 'liberated' or 'improv' 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.

two days combinations available.

Fabric painting followed by a day of sewing.

  • Landscape fabric painting/landscape quilts.

  • Play with Paint/Improv quilting.

  • Painting and Printing/Still Life Surface Design.

Or Spend the day making one of my designs using a hand painted fabric kit.