Come and spend a day with artist and quilter Anna Farago exploring the simple beauty of hand quilting by learning to hand stitch a cushion top or wall hanging.
Teacher: Anna Farago
Workshop Duration: Full Day
Description: The workshop will start with the essentials of how to prepare and secure the layers of a quilt. Once the layers are prepared, options for marking where to stitch will be shown and explained. Finally the hand stitching will be the focus. Participants will have plenty of time to get their hand quilting technique worked out, practiced and applied. Binding will also be on the agenda.
Participant to bring:
TOP FABRIC - 21 x 21inches
BASE FABRIC - 21 x 21inches for backing – something plain and simple like calico or cotton, flannelette or brushed cotton or wool for back of the quilt.
BATTING - Bamboo, cotton or wool batting. Anna will have pre-cut pieces for purchase on the day - $15 for a piece of organic cotton batting.
NOTIONS - Rotary cutter and cutting mat (if you have one), water soluble fabric marker, greylead pencil, ruler, Perle 8 or sashiko thread, sturdy long needle with large eye (sashiko or straws), masking tape, fabric scissors, non fabric scissors.
Some cutting matts and rotary cutter, samples and examples of quilts and cushions made using the techniques and methods to be used during the workshop. Quilting pins and clips.
Takeaway: Depending on designs and stitching time, participants will leave with a near finished hand quilted cushion top, wall hanging, or mini cloth quilt with the knowledge and instructions on how to finish it off.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate