Talks and Workshops
Please email me for availability and costs, or for any other class requests. deborah@QuiltRoutes.co.uk
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, stencilling and mono-printing. No fussing about with dyes and chemicals, all done with easy to use fabric paints!
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, "Quilt-As-You-Go" piecing, or raw edged layers. Instructions on how to add points of interest as well as alternative ways for finishing off and displaying your creations are also covered.
Create three stylised landscape panels while exploring a variety of art/landscape quilting techniques.
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.
A complimentary workshop to the one above, demonstrating techniques to add texture and depth to your textile art pieces.
Patchwork and Quilting:
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.
Spend the day completing one of the following projects:
Additional kit fee will apply.
Alternatively: Book two days.
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.