Patchwork has so many possibilities, particularly when you allow yourself to freely collage with fabric! In this class, aimed at complete beginners, we will cut up a mixture of vintage and Kaffe Fassett fabrics and rework them into new designs. There will be no precision sewing though you will be taught how to use a cutting mat and rotary cutter. These tools make light work of age old techniques such as log cabin and crazy patchwork. We will be look to the quilts of Gees bend for inspiration and end up with finished pieces that can be made up into cushion covers, lavender bags, pot holders and pictures.
Do you have a sewing machine that you haven’t a clue how to use? This beginners driving lesson will demystify this wonderful machine! You will leave having made a simple cushion cover in a fabric of your choice.
This workshop will specifically concentrate on fabric collage using free machine embroidery, hand stitching, beading and needle felting. You will need to bring along a picture, this could be a photograph, magazine clipping or a book and the imagery could be anything from a building to a traditional floral pattern. All materials are included. Do feel free to bring your own sewing machine if you wish but remember all the feet and the instruction book if you have it!