Workshops

Drawing with Cloth and Stitch

A two day workshop with Cefyn Burgess

Cefn Burgess

   Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th 2018

   10.30 am - 4.00 pm

   £130

 

Illustrating and interpreting Welsh Chapels through the use of embellishers and sewing machines on fabric, felt and Welsh flannel working with four elements:

  •    shapes
  •    colour
  •    line
  •    texture

   Exploring surface qualities of the chapels, the raw material and their architectural forms, patterns and rhythms.

  Last year's workshop was so successful, this has now been turned into a two day workshop.

 

Glorious Welsh Quilts - with Sandie Lush

      14th & 15th September 2018 - two day course

      10.30 am - 4.00 pm

      £130

 

  In a two day class there is the opportunity to create larger designs, though not enough time to prepare and quilt anything other than a cushion. Should you wish to perfect your quilting skills as well as create a larger design, it is recommended you bring either the items listed below for making a cushion or a sample already marked up so that some time in class can be spent stitching.

Requirements

18" x 18" square of top fabric - this can be soft calico, cotton sateen or a plain 100% cotton, preferably in a colour pale enough to see through. If you also want enough for the back of the cushion, you will need an 18" x 44" strip.

18" x 18" square of backing fabric of similar weight and weave.

18" x 18" square of wadding. Either Hobbs wool or a 2oz polyester (preferably Hobbs Polydown) as these are the easiest waddings to hand quilt.

Quilting thread at least 2 shades darker than top fabric.

If you are travelling any distance or are unsure what to buy, a calico fabric pack containing all of the above can be pre-ordered at a cost of £8.50 by contacting Sandie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please allow three weeks' notice before class.
Silk fabric packs are available at the Welsh Quilt Centre shop.

You will also need:

  • 14" quilting hoop
  • Thimbles (I use two!)
  • Tacking thread and needle and scissors
  • Fabric marker of your choice
  • Quilting ruler, pencil and eraser
  • Fine tip indelible black marker
  • For larger designs you will also need Selotape (preferably 'magic' tape) and a roll of greaseproof / tracing paper

Additional Info

  • Date: Saturday, 05 May 2018
  • Tutor: Janet Bolton
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