Friday, 30 March 2012

Cotton Global Threads

Cotton - my favourite natural fibre without which my work would not exist!
If you get the chance take a look at this informative and highly enjoyable exhibition at The Whitworth Gallery Manchester

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Festival Of Quilts Workshops

The booking is now open for my Festival Of Quilts classes
For Quilters Guild Members - from 1st March
For non Quilters Guild Members - from 8th March
All my classes are at least half full so please be quick if you want to attend!

Quick & Easy Workshops (1 hour)
The Quick and Easy Workshops offer one and two hour classes aimed at the less advanced stitcher; complete beginners and improvers welcome!

Ragbag Pincushion
Learn how to create a patchwork pin cushion from fabric scraps, buttons, embroidery thread, vintage lace buttons, ribbons and anything else you have to hand. 
You will be having so much fun you won’t even notice that you are learning to hand stitch simple patchwork blocks! You will embellish them with embroidery stitches and haberdashery. (Start in class and finish at home).

Thurs 16th August 10.30am

Cost £9 

Booking Code 5

Vintage Brooch Pillow
Using an old fashioned  technique for colouring  fabric with wax crayons you  will create a pretty hand embroidered brooch pillow or quilt block.The design is  created with simple embroidery stitches, stitched together by 
machine or hand and finished  
with cotton lace edging (to be 
finished at home)

Friday 17th August 10.30 am
Cost £9 
Booking Code 39

The Quilt Academy 1/2 Day Workshops (3 hours)

Reverse Applique Baby Owl
Create a unique baby owl softie entirely by hand using a rough edged reverse appliqué technique. Cotton fabrics are stacked together, stitched by hand with a simple outline stitch then carefully cut apart to reveal the respective layers beneath.

His eyes are Shisha mirrors and his cheeky little beak is a scrap
of woolfelt. 

Thursday 16th August 1.30 - 4.30 pm

Cost £38
Booking Code 215

Saturday 18th August 1.30 - 4.30 pm

Cost £38
Booking Code 267

Another Darned Cushion
Create a little cushion from a simple log cabin patchwork block with a twist. The centre panel is created from cotton threads using a simple needle darning technique. Final embellishment is provided by running stitch in toning threads. You will make a unique cushion with your own design, colour and fabric choices

Friday 17th August 1.30 - 4.30 pm

Cost £38
Booking Code 236

Sunday 19th August 1.30 - 4.30 pm

Cost £38
Booking Code 298

Lecture (1 hour)
Folk Art And Fairytales
Textile Artist Julie Bull takes listeners through the inspirations and 
techniques used in her “Tales From The Welsh Wood “ – a series of multi layered, appliquéd and embroidered illustrations that explore childhood memories and narratives. The Tales are a collection of modern fairytales which take their influence from the Welsh tradition of oral storytelling and the myths, legends and wonder tales of Celtic folklore. They contain all the traditional elements 
associated with this type of story. A mixture of cultural influences 
is blended into a quilt like cloth rich in imagery, colour and texture. 

Julie’s practice has led to the world of children’s book illustration via an enduring love of Folk Art with its bold simple outlines of fairies, angels and magical creatures.

Sunday 19th August 10am

Cost £7.50
Booking Code 301

Thursday, 1 March 2012