Venue: Red Dog Studio, Five Valley Foyer Gloucester Street Stroud GL5 1QG
Date: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September
Time: Saturday 10 am – 4pm,
Sunday 10 am – 3 pm
Fee: £55.00 for 2 days
Individually, Katharine May creates new upcycled quilted textiles using pre-loved fabrics while Clara Vuletich produces printed wallpaper and textiles using both digital and traditional print techniques. Collectively, Clara and Kate are part of bricolage, a textile collective made up of five designer/makers, all graduates from Chelsea College of Art & Design.
Creating bespoke textiles for interiors, they share an aesthetic which favours a bold use of colour, an appreciation for traditional skills and the use of sustainable materials and processes.
This two day workshop will be an introduction to creative upcycling using traditional English patchwork and quilting techniques. Inspired by recent Quilt exhibition at the V & a in London, participants will create a sample quilt piece or will be encouraged to begin a larger piece to be finished in their own time. The weekend will be informal, with an atmosphere of sharing and pleasure.
DAY 1: will introduce you to English patchwork techniques, including paper piecing, all done by hand.
DAY 2; will introduce you to hand quilting techniques and to creating your own ‘stitched messages’ using simple embroidery techniques, inspired by the stories and lettering often found on old quilts.
Pre-loved fabrics will be provided but you are also encouraged to bring your own favourite textile pieces to use, and participants will be encouraged to join in a discussion about the stories and memories associated with these pieces.
Threads sponsored by Coats Crafts.
To book send a cheque made out to Stroud International Textiles with a stamped addressed envelope or pay online
Address is on our contact page.