Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bag making workshop at Ilminster Arts Centre

Hello everyone, I have just arranged to teach a workshop in bag making at the Arts Centre in Ilminster on Thursday 25th June from 10am to 4pm, details and picture below. Book soon as two places were filled while I was in the Arts Centre showing the samples this morning! Please contact them directly on 01460 55783 or email info@themeetinghouse.org.uk

Bag making workshop

Come along and make a handbag or shoulder bag. Suitable for complete beginners to bag making.  Learn simple techniques to make the gusset, handles and customised inner pockets. No complex zip installation- just a simple, optional button and loop closure. Examples shown take a half metre each of outer and lining fabric – or choose two ‘outer’ fabrics and make it reversible. Includes detailed workshop notes to take home so you can make more! Sewing machine required. £30 per person.


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Get Weaving workshop at Barrington Patchwork

Hello everyone,

Last Friday I ran a new workshop at Barrington Patchwork called 'Get Weaving' which is a fused technique creating a woven piece for quilting and embellishment or it could form the background for applique etc. It was great fun and I'll definitely be doing it again soon!

Here's a pic of Pat's finished piece, decorated with fussy cut applique butterflies and some of her machine's fancy stitches. k3n x
The back

The woven and embellished front

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Chilton Polden Landscapes

Hi all, I did my Fabric Collage Landscapes workshop at Chilton Polden Stitchers a while ago and in the last few days, I have received 3 pictures of finished wall hangings. Aren't they fab? k3n x

Eileen's Tor

Hilary's Landscape
 
Pauline's Blue Ridge Mountains

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Dislocation

Hello everyone,

I was fortunate to have my quilt accepted for the Contemporary Quilters Guild challenge this year on the theme of Dislocation. The quilts were exhibited at the Festival of Quilts in August and will be 'on tour' at various venues including Veldhoven in Holland, QuiltFest in Llangollen and at the West Country Quilt Show at UWE in Bristol from 13th to 15th November. If you can't make any of these shows (or even if you can and would like a souvenir!)  you can order the book here http://www.cqchallenges.org/cq-books.html.

Dislocation

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Geneva Exhibtion

I've been googling around trying to find pictures of the exhibition in Geneva that 4 of my quilts were invited to take part in. I wasn't able to go myself and really wanted to see how my work looked in situ! I found some photos on this blog My quilts can be seen on the far right of the second photo, if you click on it you get a bigger image. Gave me quite a frisson to see them hanging there in such illustrious company! k3n x

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Forthcoming Workshops

Hello all - I am such a rubbish blogger (!), my last post was back in June so if anyone is still bothering to follow me, here's some news about a new workshop I will be premiering at Barrington Patchwork near Ilminster on Friday 19th September. Called Freemotion Fantasy Flowers it is aimed at those with some experience of freehand machine quilting and who would like to expand their horizons a little! You will design and stitch your own mini wholecloth design and then embellish with fabric crayons and beads if you like (and why wouldn't you?!) I'll give lots of guidance and ideas for the design process - I know how intimidating a blank piece of paper can seem. See below for my little piece, 12" square. To book a place, please contact Janet at Barrington Patchwork.


Friday, 20 June 2014

Student Landscape

I did my Fabric Collage Landscape workshop with Polden Stitchers last Friday and had a really great day (and a fabulous lunch with scrummy pavlova for dessert!) and just received a photo of a finished piece - done in a week and rather fabulous, I'm sure you'll agree. k3n x


Liz's Quilt