Stained glass patchwork
Stained glass appliqué patchwork is a simple but stunning effect which can bring really drama to a project but can also create a paired back simplicity. During this workshop you will be introduced to this technique, shown all our tips and tricks and given lots of information so that you can take the technique forward in your own unique style,
What will we cover?
During the workshop you will be shown quick piecing techniques to create your background block and you will then start to build your skills with the fusible binding.
With the background block completed you will then look things to consider when creating a design before each starting work on the art deco style rose. You will be shown a great technique for creating your own unique rose and how then to transfer that to the block and work with curved binding placement.
By the end of the session you will have your own completed 16.5″ block (unfinished in patchwork terms) which can be incorporated into a project of your choice… we will provide you with plenty of ideas.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught in our friendly and inspiring studio in a relaxed fashion. There are no silly questions in the Made and Making studio so you can arrive and relax and work at your own pace on your project with full, clear instruction. Your tutor Sarah is an experienced patchworker and will support and guide you in your work.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
This project is completely beginner friendly. A little patchwork knowledge may help you in the preparation of fabric for the class (using rotary cutter and ruler to cut your squares) but you do not require any patchwork knowledge to complete this workshop with good results.
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
You will need to bring the following with you;
A selection of 4.5″ squares of fabric for the background. You will need at least 16 but may wish to bring more to choose from on the day.
A fat quarter of fabric for the back of the block. (Min size of fabric 18″ square).
A piece of wadding (ideally with a high cotton content – try to avoid polyester wadding) 18″ square.
A 10″ square of red fabric to make your rose from
1 pack of clover quick bias fusible bias tape (black)
Black thread and thread to match your backing fabric.
What will I take home with me?
You will take home a stained glass block measuring approx 16.5″ square that can be incorporated into a variety of projects. We will discuss various uses in the class. You will also go home with all the knowledge to explore and develop your skills in this technique.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
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