All you need for the Workshops


    Friday 11th October Andrea Ashwell

    From Durham to the Galaxy- Whole cloth, 2 colour, 5 layer Trapunto

    Fat quarter of batiste or cotton Lawn, needs to be opaque. ( Midsomer Quilting has got some)

    Fat quarter of solid colour, needs to be seen through with batiste on top - bright pinksand yellows work well

    Fat quarter of 4oz polyester wadding

    Fat quarter of 80/20 cotton polyester wadding

    Fat quarter of backing

    Threads, matching or contrast - your choice

    Water soluable thread

    Blue washout marker

    Sharp scissors , to cut 4oz polyester wadding - you'll need to be able to get into tight spaces!

    Sewing machine with free motion foot

    Pins, safety pins or spray glue, measuring tape and ruler

    Background filler is random free motion quilting or square diamonds. I will bring some motifs with me

    Thin paper to draw on - same size as fat quarter, pencil and eraser and sellotape. Bring 2p and 10p coins as drawing aids . Paper scissors , black sharpie.

    Friday 15th November Deborah O'Hare

    Strip Landscapes

    A fun and easy class that demonstrates a simple but effective way to produce a mini landscape quilt
    This class is suitable for beginners who want to follow one of my patterns , and also suitable for those who want to use their own design source

    List of requirements

    We will be working on a number of small pieces. There is no set size but the following is a guide.
    A4 paper size (8x11 ins)
    Postcard size (6x4 ins)

    This is a chance to use up your stash. Bring any strips or pieces to cut up into strips . Dig out your scraps and choose the fabrics you want to use. Don't be afraid to mix them up. Hand painted and hand dyed look good in Landscapes as do batiks . Mix these up with anything you have to hand to give a contemporary feel.

    This is again a great way to use up any scraps that you have . Firmer types are better than soft flimsy types. I like to use fusible polyester wadding which is firm and helps with adherence and stability, but any is suitable as is firm felt
    Bring enough to make at least 3 or 4 backgrounds. Sizes as above.

    Iron-on Fusible Webbing - of your choice such as HeatnBond, Bondaweb, Misty Fuse, about 1/4 metre piece will be more than adequate.

    Bring a variety of colours and types for machine and hand stitching

    Sewing Machine and usual sewing supplies needed - i.e. scissors, rotary cutter , cutting mat etc.

    Nice to have but not essential is a Teflon pressing sheet or equivalent in order to protect ironing boards and irons from fusible webbing.

    e-mail with any questions