These are our new workshops for 2020.
Drawing with Cloth and Stitch
A two day workshop with Cefyn Burgess
Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th 2020
10.00 am - 3.30 pm
Illustrating and interpreting buildings and landscapes through the use of embellishers and sewing machines on fabric, felt and Welsh flannel, working with four elements; shapes, colour, line and texture.
Exploring surface qualities of the chapels or inspirational buildings , the raw material and their architectural forms, patterns and rhythms
Learn The Japanese Art Of Boro
A Workshop with Judi Mendelssohn
Saturday July 18th 2020
10.30 am - 4.00 pm
Boro, derived from the Japanese term boroboro, is stitched, patched and mended Japanese textiles. Essentially using a sashiko - running - stitch with thicker thread using scraps to make a ‘new’ cloth.
The workshop will use scraps and stitch, and from the textile you create you can make a cushion top or bag.
Glorious Welsh Quilts - with Sandie Lush
11th & 12th September 2020 - two day course
10.00 am - 3.30 pm
This class will give you the opportunity to explore the quilting patterns traditional to Wales. You will design your very own heirloom cushion, but you may choose to hand stitch one of the Welsh cushion patterns provided instead!
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.
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.
Oakshott cotton 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