Spend the afternoon with Anna, learning basic patchwork skills and playing with pattern and colour.
Teacher: Anna Farago
Workshop Duration: Half Day
Description: Starting with 16 squares, participants will learn how to prepare, cut and sew a simple half triangle block. You will then play and create options of patchwork designs by sketching designs and/or laying out possibilities with their 16 simple blocks. Once a final design is decided upon the 4x4 gridded design will be sewn ready for quilting or finishing off into a cushion cover.
Materials: Fabric for cutting 16 squares of approx. 6”. We suggest a light, mid & dark shade of similar coloured fabric (could be slightly different textures) and one that is quite different like a bright colour or a patterned fabric (this could be a scraps). To have ample fabric to play with, we suggest about ½ metre of each different fabric choice. Rotary cutter and cutting matt (if you have them). Greylead pencil and a ruler. Sewing machine.
Takeaway: A patchwork cushion top ready to be made up, quilted or used as part of a larger piece.
Level: Beginner / Advanced Beginner / Intermediate. You must be able to sew a straight seam.