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Welcome to DesignMatters TV
Think of DesignMatters TV as your personal online design school! Presented by artists and experienced tutors, Linda and Laura Kemshall, DMTV is a vast library of video workshops covering subjects as wide ranging as altered books and watercolour painting to surface design, art quilting and sketchbooks.
Designing with Collage
Collage is the perfect technique for design work. In this workshop Laura will show you how you can use your painted papers, or create ones from your fabrics, to make designs that could be ideal for informing your next quilt. She'll show you how collage can be used to make the basis of your design with painting to add extra colour.
Colour after Quilting
So often we create beautiful fabrics and then think about how to quilt them. In this workshop Laura turns that on its head and adds colour after the quilting is done. Join her to see how you can accentuate the fabulous texture of your stitching with paint.
New in the Classrooms
Birds are such an inspiration to us, whether it's big black crows in the fields, or the pretty garden birds that visit the feeders outside the studio. In this collection of workshops Linda will show you her methods for painting birds using acrylics on wooden panel and canvas. Suitable for beginners or the more experienced artist, Linda will guide you through, step by step.
Work along with Linda to make your own visual diary to document your observations and collections. Linda's focussing on one of her favourite subjects, moths, but your diary can document anything you like! In Linda's book you'll see a selection techniques used in combination to record what you find. There are three workshops in this collection.
Free Video Workshops
FREE – Altered Book: Nests and Eggs
A flip-through video of Linda's altered book Nests and Eggs.
FREE – Altered Book: Art is Food
A flip-through video of Linda's altered book Art is Food.
FREE – Plant Printing Concertina Books Flip-Through
A flip-through video two concertina books made using plant printed pages. See how Linda's worked into the plant prints with collage, drawing and painting.
Boiling Leaves, Designing with Collage and the new Paintbox Thread Collection
Our newsletter for 14th November 2019 - Boiled leaves, Designing with Collage, Linda and Laura's new Paintbox Threads
Free stretching paper tutorial and Colour after Quilting
Our newsletter for 7th November 2019 - Free stretching paper tutorial, Colour after Quilting workshop.
Halloween Lanterns and Handpainted Quilting
Our newsletter for 31st October 2019 - Halloween Lanterns and Handpainted Quilting
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