Japanese reversible patchwork with Carolyn Forster
We are delighted to be welcoming back renowned patchwork tutor Carolyn Forster to the Made and Making studio.
Carolyn will teach you this Japanese method of sewing patches where the edges are finished before they are sewn together to make a reversible quilt. The technique can be used to make bags and mats too.
The design possibilities are endless and whilst it would traditionally be sewn by hand making it a very portable project it can also be sewn by machine if you prefer.
In this workshop we will be learning the technique using hexagons but the same method can be used with other shapes including circles wrapped around squares, diamonds and triangles.
In the workshop you will have time to make approximately 12 hexagons to learn the method. It is intended to be a ‘scrappy’ project i.e. using a variety of patterns and colours of fabric. If you would like to make a whole quilt this way the fabric requirements you would need are listed below too.
What you will need
For this workshop you will need the following per hexagon:
9″ (23cm) square backing fabric
6″ (15cm) square front fabric
6″ (15cm) square wadding
In the workshop you will have time to make approximately 12 hexagons.
Please bring some binding clips if you have some, 12wt thread and size 6 Embroidery or Betweens needles.
If you wish to make a whole quilt you will need to make 91 hexagons. This would require the equivalent of:
23 Fat quarters for the backing (large hexagons)
11 Fat quarters for the front (small hexagons)
wadding 56″ x 56″
Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
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