Vendulka Battais - OliVen Store
Do you ever wonder how do people develop a body of work for an exhibition? How they come up with the idea in the first place?? I’m now working on a series of quilts for an exhibition which will travel with G…
What lovely examples of your design process. Really great to see how designs can develop from a single idea and a common process.
Fabulous work and great to hear how the theme developed over time. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
I’ve loved your work since I attended a short workshop at Harrogate earlier this year and will definitely look out for your exhibit in Harrogate!
I saw your miniature at FOQ. Astounding. I could not make out whether it was the tinyesy applique or paint, it was so small.
Did you ever wanted to stitch something onto your work, but needed the guidance of a drawn line and didn’t know how to get the lines onto a fabric?
There are lots of tools and pens which you can use to mark your…
Great idea working freom the back! never thought of that. Have tried the tissue paper and it worked well, but a bit of a fag tearing it away after. Will definitely try working from the back – Thanks Vendulka x
Yes, it’s tedious getting the paper out, but sometimes it’s better than risking the lines coming back. Glad my tip is helpful!
I found working from the back really helpful in thread drawing
Fab ideas, Vendulka – I really must get more inventive with my quilting!
Great, simple ideas, thanks.
Let’s hope the spring is finally here (no more snow please!) It’s so nice to open the doors and windows in the house for more than just 5 minutes to get some fresh air and new energy in. Before we dive into…
Good idea Vendulka, tomorrow’s job
Oh how I wish…! I have a sewing room and a crafting room. My crafting room is more planned than the sewing room, but one of my stepsons came back to live with us last year, and I said he could use the crafting room for storage short term…obviously we have different ideas about what short term actually is. I have been trying to finish off WIPs and PHDs recently, including getting projects hung in the home, and I finished a quilt top 3 weeks ago that I’ve been working on, on and off, for 6 years. Problem now is finding the time to quilt it! I’d love to get going in my sewing room today, but alas, work calls!
Dear @debquilter. What an awful thing to say to someone, sorry to hear about your experience! What that person should do is spent less time behind a sewing machine and more time around people practising being nice and human! I hope my article made you feel a little bit better and please take no notice of people like that, they are only projecting…[Read more]
Seven years of teaching, running my own patchwork shop and being daily surrounded by quilters of all abilities I have noticed many things about people’s attitude to sewing and one of them which is valid for most of u…
I received your Cathedral Windows book this morning…it’s beautiful!! Can’t wait to make something xx
Wonderful Pam, glad to hear it arrived well. Looking forward seeing your creations on the UKQU facebook page!
The quilt police do exist, she came to our guild and told me my skills were seriously lacking for someone who had been quilting as long as i had and perhaps i should ask my husband to help more around the house and give me time to quilt more. She suggested at least 30 minutes every day and was shocked when i was not pleased with her statements. This definitely has taken some joy away from my quilting.
NO! What a seriously awful thing for anyone to say, Deb Quilter. That might be (just about) OK in the context of learning for a formal qualification where high standards are required, but is not at all appropriate for anyone quilting for enjoyment. I’m with Vendulka all the way on this issue.
Many people take their hobby very seriously. Thankfully the majority quilt for enjoyment, which is why the 20:20 rule should be practiced more
Dear @debquilter. What an awful thing to say to someone, sorry to hear about your experience! What that person should do is spent less time behind a sewing machine and more time around people practising being nice and human! I hope my article made you feel a little bit better and please take no notice of people like that, they are only projecting their own insecurities and it has nothing to do with you. If you are happy with your creations who are they to judge that! Enjoy and keep sewing!
Hear, hear!! It really is all about what you want to make as a quilter and how you want to make it.
Cheered me up, thank you. Always worried about them police.
I think by now most of you have seen the novelty of clips to hold your fabric together instead of the pins. I have tried the ordinary clips and I guess it’s just a matter of a habit or preference.
But then I was in…
What a great review. Something to add to my wish list. Great wall hanging too
Thank you ladies, I’m glad you enjoyed the review and like the hanging!
Thank you for reviewing these!
Interesting review, and an amazing wall hanging 🙂
Could you tell me how wide these ‘small’ clips are, trying to work out what size to order but not much information online and there seems to be regular size, small size and mini, Thanks
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