Print an Art Quilt
Learn how to print your own fabrics and collage them into an Art Quilt. Adults 16 years +
Print an Art Quilt is a two-day workshop to show you how to make your own unique art quilts. What is an Art Quilt? Shhhh, don't tell the Quilt Police but there's no meticulous cutting and piecing required in Art Quilting, it doesn't need to have wadding, be 'bed-sized', nor does it even have to be bound. It's basically "any creative work that is layered and stitched". In plain speak, it's a fabric collage. If you'd like to have a go at quilting but have been put off by all the rules, then this is the perfect quilting workshop for you. The suggested size will be around 30cm x 40cm (roughly A3) or 40cm x 40cm square format. It can be as simple or as complex as you like (or at least as the two days allow). You can add hand stitching, and other embellishments such as beads to compliment your design.
Who is Print an Art Quilt aimed at?
Print an Art Quilt is ideal if you are exploring textile art for the first time and want to find a focus for your creativity. It's also ideal if you've been doing traditional quilting and would like to break out into something less formal.
Level: Previous printing or quilting experience is not essential but you must have competent sewing machine skills. It would be useful if you had some Free-Motion Embroidery experience, and also had completed one of my print workshops using gel plates. Adults 16 years +
What will I learn?
This workshop aims to teach you the basic techniques of colouring and printing your own fabric, and making it into an 'Art Quilt' (sometimes referred to as a studio quilt).
introduction to printing on the gel plate
introduction to colour theory
simple methods to colour fabric
mark-making using household items as tools
how to create layers of colour and pattern on fabric
how to create a cohesive collection of fabrics to use in your quilt
designing your 'botanical still life' fabric collage
choosing fabrics for your composition
how to make templates to cut your individual components of your design
how to fuse your separate elements to the background,
you may want to stitch your elements to the background first using applique techniques
adding batting (if you want to use it), and quilting your collage quilt
various edging or binding techniques, and adding mounts for display
All paints and printing equipment will be provided but you will need to bring some plain cotton or poly/cotton fabric. A full list will be provided when you book. There will be a break for lunch everyday and you can take short breaks whenever you need. (lunch not included).
Artisan Stitch operates a 'Covid-sense' policy in accordance with the Scottish Government's guidance for businesses and workplaces.
I am a member of the Quilters Guild and the Contemporary Quilt Group
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