14, 21, 28 September
5,12,19, 26 October 2022
Gift vouchers available
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Beginners and intermediate
What will be covered in the class?
This course explores the traditional methods of quilt making, as well as experimenting with some more modern patching and quilting techniques to enable you to make a truly unique piece of functional textile art.
This craft enables us to slow down and engage in the making process. The resulting quilt will be a beautiful, handmade piece that can be passed down through generations as quilts have been for hundreds of years.
This 7-week course begins with an exploration into abstract patching techniques inspired by flat press fabric techniques, applique and Japanese boro. There will be an opportunity to spend time on the design of your quilt choosing to incorporate prints, dyes or embroidery into the final piece. Together we will finish the quilts using hand quilting, binding and finishing techniques.
What will students leave the class with?
Each student will leave with a completely unique piece of functional textile art made with patience, time and skill as well as the knowledge to continue their design and quilting journey.
What will I need to bring?
Students are encouraged to bring some fabric of their own; this can be with a colour scheme in mind or could be a sentimental piece they would like to include.
Art Studio. The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.
Ciara Callaghan is a natural colour and textile artist based. Her work is an exploration into being present and finding calm in the making process as well as functional textiles as fine art objects and the history of a piece of textile art from dyeing and making through to the relationship of owning. Ciara creates a learning environment where you can slow down and leave busy life behind you as you learn new skills and enter the flow state of making.