All workshops run from 10.00-16.00. Unless indicated Saturday workshops are held in Comberton Village Hall, Green End, Comberton CB23 7DY. Thursday workshops are usually held at Orchard Park CB4 2EZ.
It is advisable to arrive by 9.45 to have time to set up your work station and grab a mug of tea or coffee. Drinks and biscuits are available throughout the day but do remember to bring a packed lunch.
To reserve your place full payment is due at the time of booking. Cancellations within six weeks before the date of the workshop will not be refundable.
You may pay for workshops and membership renewal online: Sort code is 30 91 56, account no: 02907010.
Saturday, 21 March 2020 at Comberton
Carolyn Gibbs www.carolyngibbsquilts.co.uk
This bag is designed to hold your cutting mat, rulers etc, so that they can easily be stored, and transported to workshops. Each side has a patchwork panel in a variation of the Delectable Mountains design. Long zips allow the bag to be opened up completely for easy access. The instructions result in a bag which will hold an A2 cutting mat and a 24” ruler, but could easily be adapted for a bigger size
Thursday, 9 April 2020 at Orchard Park
Stitch, Paper, Cloth
An introductory workshop based on some of the artist’s personal approaches to creating mixed media works with found materials. We will look at transforming paper and combining it with textile and stitch to create small postcard size samples. Students will explore ideas related to design and the creation of textile papers (momigami) and look at different ways of texturing and transforming found surfaces.
Saturday, 18 April 2020 at Comberton
Making a bag
In this workshop we will make a structured bag based on the following pattern: https://www.mrs-h.com/the-squiffy-sling-pattern.html. This is a very clever pattern which is much simpler than it looks. It is designed by a well-known UK-based bag designer, mrs-h, also known as Samantha Hussey.
Thursday, 11 June 2020 at Orchard Park
To make these fabric bowls we will be using a few different techniques. We will be using interfacing (Vlieseline) and organza as well as transfer paints/dyes. The piece will be free motion stitched (optional). Embellishments can be added also.A soldering iron is used to complete the shape of the bowls.
Saturday, 19 September 2020 at Comberton Village Hall
Simple Stained Glass
A simple technique creating stunning results. Create a wall hanging 20" x 30" using scrap fabrics and fusible bias.
Saturday, 21 November 2020, Comberton Village Hall
Pat Archibald www.patarchibald.com
£35 + £3 kit for use of Markal and brushes
Pat will introduce different ways of working with Markal paint sticks and then we will move onto working on a project so that you can take home something that will be almost finished.
Using one or two beautiful Japanese family crests we will use Markal and simple stencils to transfer the designs to fabric. We will add a narrow border and binding and finish with some quilting.
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Creative Machine Embroidery