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Using Text: Stamped Shape

Use your favourite letter stamps in a clever way to create shape in your design work. In this workshop Laura prints onto fabric, but you can apply the same principles to your sketchbook, mixed media projects or painting. 

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Using Text: Rubbings on Paper and Fabric

Try adding text to your sketchbook pages and fabric using rubbings. Laura will demonstrate how to make the perfect rubbing and share her tips for successful rubbings on fabric with Markal or Shiva paint sticks.

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Text on Textiles: Handwriting

Join Laura to see how she uses her own handwriting in sketchbooks and on fabric as a method for mark making. Watch her sampling process and see how to use text at different sizes to suit your own project.

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Tips for Sewing a CC Charlie Caftan

The Charlie Caftan by Closet Core is a great pattern. Here’s my latest version and a step by step look at my method for tackling the trickier part of the make.

Plant Printed Artist Book

Take a page by page look through Linda’s plant printed artist book. The book is hand made from a variety of plant printed papers. As you’ll see she’s added painted birds and insects, these are worked in watercolour, gouache and acrylic ink.

Label It!

So you’ve invested weeks, even months making a quilt? The final stage is the own up to it! Sign your quilt and label it to start a little quilt history of your own. Join Laura as she shares some ideas and tips for how to label your quilt.

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Watercolour Still Life – Session Six

In Session 6 of the course we’ll work on completing our paintings. Join Linda and Laura for a short critique of Laura’s painting and to see the final touches to complete it. Don’t miss the accompanying paint-along video with Linda.

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Watercolour Still Life – Session Six Paint Along

Enjoy an hour and a half painting time with Linda as she works on her watercolour still life in real time.

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Linda’s Poppy Sketchbook

Take a look at some pages from Linda’s poppy sketchbook.

Poppy Inspiration

We love to find inspiration in our gardens and you know we both have used poppies in our work. Take a look at these beautiful examples and maybe use them to draw or paint from in your sketchbook.

Page to Stitch: Painterly Poppies

So you’ve been working in your sketchbook and are really happy with the pages, but how can you translate that to fabric? In this two-part workshop Linda will show you how she creates a painterly study of poppies in her sketchbook then takes those pages as inspiration to create a quilted panel.

Piecing Blues

Scrap quilts are a lot of fun to make and so satisfying, but it’s not just a case of anything goes. See how Linda’s carefully working with value to organise her fabric placement in a Rail Fence quilt and experimenting with different layouts.

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Watercolour Still Life – Session Five

In Session 5 of the course we’ll carefully consider the selection and grouping of a collection of objects as a subject to paint. Setting up a successful arrangement of objects is key to making a good painting. Laura will make a start on her final painting for the course and Linda will demonstrate a neat lifting out technique for retrieving highlights.

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Using White Three Ways

Join Laura as she works on her mixed media landscape paintings. She’s using a base of collage and experimenting with using white to make a photographic collage more painterly. See how she uses different media, including digital painting to achieve the effects she’s after.

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Collage Panels: Glazing Colour

For the final stages of her collage panels, Laura uses acrylic glazing to build up colour. Watch how she adds tints of colour to modify and add richness to the base collage using acrylic paint and glaze medium.

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Watercolour Still Life – Session Four

In Session 4 of the course we’ll look at ways to paint fabric in our still life. A draped cloth can add interest and movement to your arrangement. We’ll look at painting a striped cloth and also a lace fabric, experimenting with using resist methods and negative painting.

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Handpainted Collage Papers

Create your own handprinted collage papers, perfect for sketchbook and mixed media painting. Then explore how you can expand your collage and have fun playing with scale.

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Painted Mirror Frame

Add a pop of colour and pattern to your home with this decorative mirror frame. Laura will show you how to paint and construct the frame using simple materials and techniques.

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Inspired by Ceramics: Table Runner

Discover how Linda chooses a fabric colour palette for a summer table runner inspired by a collection of hand painted ceramics. Follow our lead and be inspired by your tableware to make a perfectly coordinating quilted table runner. She uses stitch and flip technique in a quilt as you go method of piecing. This is an ideal project for making use of many coloured scraps.

Watercolour Still Life – Session Three

In Session 3 of the course we’ll paint a patterned 3D object. We’ll demonstrate painting teapots and china jugs, but maybe you have a patterned vase or or tin that you’d prefer to include in your still life? Linda will demonstrate how to handle the pattern without painting every detail. 

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Customising Digital Print Fabric

Creating fabric design for digital print is just the start, once the fabric is printed you can still customise it using some of your favourite surface design techniques. In these workshops Laura shows how you can work with a digital print fabric to modify it with discharge dyeing and hand lettering.

Watercolour Tips – Lifting Out

Join Linda to paint a leaf in watercolour and discover how she creates organic, special effects and finally lifts out fine details.

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Strippy Scrappy: Quilting the Spaces

If you’ve tried any of the quick piecing techniques that we’ve featured on DMTV, then it’s likely you’ll have quilt tops that need quilting! Fear not, Linda has some ideas to help you quilt the piecing and those tricky empty spaces in blocks. Join her to discover how she chooses the quilting designs for her strippy patchworks. She uses hand techniques to stitch a cushion front and then creates a completely different look with machine quilting to enhance a beautiful hand painted garland in the on point squares of a little quilt.

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Strippy Scrappy Blocks

Slice up your scraps and use them with quick piecing methods to make beautiful quilt tops. This is a great stash buster and will quickly make a dent in your fabric pile!

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Watercolour Still Life – Session Two

In Session 2 of the course we’ll look at how to paint a transparent object. Linda will demonstrate painting a glass of water but you can paint any glass object. See how she uses masking fluid to preserve the highlights.

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Watercolour Still Life – Session One

In the first session we’ll take a look at the materials and equipment you need to get started with watercolour painting, talk about the colours you might choose in your palette, different papers and brushes, then we’ll jump straight in and paint a piece of fruit.

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Altered Books – A Secret Door

Add extra dimension to your altered book by creating a secret door to hide something special behind.

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Soy Wax Screenprints

Join Laura to see how she uses soya wax to create screenprint designs worked onto fabric with your favourite fabric paints. The wax has a very low melting point and is removed very simply with hot water making application and clean up a breeze.

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Painterly Leaves and Texture

Inspired by collected leaves, Linda’s working in her sketchbook with easy to achieve painterly effects with watercolour and acrylic inks.

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Sketchbook Samples

Don’t lose your stitched samples! Keep them safe and organised in your sketchbook. In this class Laura will show you how to add your stitched samples successfully into your sketchbook and build a lovely reference of technique.

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