Talks & Workshops

Baltimore with an English Twist

The talk covers a brief overview of the Baltimore Album Quilts of the mid 19th century and how the style has influenced my own work. The presentation is illustrated with many examples of my quilts – not slides – real quilts! Fee: (2014) £140 plus travelling expenses. Overnight accommodation may be required if venue is more than 70 miles from home. The talk may be combined with a workshop on the following day.

Needle turned Hand Appliqué

I am happy to discuss ideas with organizers to plan a one or two day workshop. Good choices for a first workshop are Hydrangeas, Courtyard Birds, Sunflowers and Cherry Wreath. These designs are suitable for beginners but all my workshops include lots of tips and techniques for needle turned applique so even those who have some experience will find plenty of new ideas. Perfect your technique and don’t be afraid of Hand Applique!

One day (6 hour) Workshops

Hydrangeas

Cherry Wreath

Here I have used the workshop designs as cushions, adding multiple borders.

More advanced designs for a one day (or preferably a 2-day workshop) are Woodland Foxgloves and Robin in Autumn.  Woodland Foxgloves includes several dimensional flower techniques and Robin in Autumn includes Unit Applique technique for the bird and is a lovely design for Christmas.

 

Two day Workshop

Wildflower Basket

Click on the image for more details of the design.This workshop covers many techniques including making a woven  basket and different dimensional flowers including the ever popular foxgloves. The two days need not be consecutive allowing time to work on the design between sessions.

              

Flower Workshops

Dimensional Flower Techniques

In this one-day workshop I show you how to make a range of dimensional flowers using simple shapes such as circles, triangles and strips to create violets, primroses, cyclamens, roses, sunflowers and foxgloves. Make a sample folder of your flowers for future reference. Mostly hand stitching but the foxgloves and cyclamens are better stitched by machine.

Rose Corsage

Learn how to make a lovely rose corsage – fun to sew and fun to wear either as a corsage or added to a bag, hair clip or wrist band. This is one of the projects in my new book. A three hour workshop which could be combined with a talk for a one day event or as evening workshop. Rose corsages – make them in your favourite colours – realistic, funky, chic!