Tag: Workshop

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After spending more than a year of living mostly at home and or isolated, we are all hoping we can meet up with the people who matter to us, over the Christmas holiday. But we also know not everyone has that promise of joy if their family are away or they are on their own.…
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I’ve heard it from all quarters “this year has been hard”, from the front line workers who have given their all (to them I say a huge thanks) to those of us who lost all jobs and incomes and we are the lucky ones. So many have lost loved ones that if we make it…

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Have you been playing away at that sewing week/sewing retreat/workshop? What do you need to take? If you’ve never been to ‘play away’ then hopefully this will help, and even if you have this still might help you. You’ll need plenty of lead in your pencil, or maybe you have a propelling pencil or pen?…

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When I was about 14 or 15, I embellished clothes. It started with camouflaging little holes, making them into flowers… No idea about Boro, back then… I never really stopped embellishing, but when I started quilting hell broke loose. I went to a class from Marijke van Welzen, and started embellishing for real.. Then came…

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Throughout my patchwork journey my tutor (neighbour) has taught me to press and nest seams. This has become ingrained into my brain and now I struggle to not press seams, I even have a small roller so if for some reason I have no access to an iron I can still press. This habit of…

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I’ve been to the Festival of Quilts a number of times before and I have enjoyed it every time. This time I also enrolled onto a whole day Academy Class workshop with the Queen of felt embroidery herself, Sue Spargo. The workshop had 14 participants, we were in a quiet room away from the hustle…

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I am such an amazingly fortunate person. I earn my living teaching patchwork and quilting in face-to-face weekly classes and in weekend workshops. I also present talks and workshops to quilt and other groups. In short, I am a bit of a quilting tart – I will go anywhere to share this passion of mine!…