Handwork - Handpiecing
This workshop will enable crafters to learn how to make a hand pieced patchwork using hexagons. Anna will instruct and guide participants in how to use paper templates and hand stitching the English paper piecing way. It is a great method of making for using up scraps and recycling worn clothing.
Teacher: Anna Farago
Workshop Duration: Half Day
Description: We will kick off with a show and tell of what is needed to make hand-pieced patchwork using the English paper piecing method.
Anna will do a demonstration (with a few stories thrown in) about her process of making with hexagons. She will discuss hand piecing with and without paper. During the workshop Anna will also chat about colour, texture and pattern when making patchwork. She will share examples of works-in-progress and other references for inspiration. Anna will have tubs of fabric scraps and worn clothing on hand for participants to use to start their own hexagon patchworks.
Materials for participant to bring:
Needles with sharp point
Scraps of fabric or worn clothes to cut up (or not – I will have plenty to choose from)
Tubs of fabric scraps
Samples and examples of patchwork made using the techniques used during the workshop.
Takeaway: Workshop participants will take away their hand-pieced patchwork to continue working on, which could become a cushion cover or quilt top. They can also take away scraps of fabric, hexagon paper templates and class notes.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate