We love working with collage in our sketchbooks, so working with appliqué for our textile projects seems completely natural. Appliqué is perfect for adding shape and pattern to your work. You can combine it brilliantly with printing, piecing and stitch for lovely layered effects.

Bonded Applique

Bonded Applique

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Bonded Applique Cushion

See how one of Laura’s samples from the recent Bonded Appliqué video workshop turned out.

Faux Piecing: Drunkard’s Path

Work with Laura to create a Drunkard’s Path design using faux piecing. She’ll show you how to use your own hand dyed fabrics (maybe you dyed some using her Exchange Dyeing video workshop), but you can use any of your favourite fabrics from commercial cottons to hand painted cloth.

Bonded Applique: Quilting

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Painterly Piecing, Applique and Hand Dyeing

We just love hand dyed fabrics, there’s no better way to create just the colours and colour combinations that we want for our work. In this video collection we’ll show you how to dye your own fabrics and then use them in painterly appliqué and patchwork projects.

Pictorial Applique: Birds

In this set of two videos Linda shows exactly how she chooses a suitable photograph as reference, drafts a pattern, selects the perfect fabrics and uses double-sided fusible webbing to create an appliqué panel. She’ll demonstrate free motion quilting and the final details that will make your panel stand out from the ordinary. You’ll see step by step how to recreate something similar whether you choose to work with a bird motif as Linda does or choose your own source of inspiration – the techniques will work beautifully for any appliqué subject.

Squares and Circles

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Free Applique

Collage Seascape

Work along with Linda in this two-part workshop to create a fabric collage seascape.

Paint Pounded Scarf

Create beautiful hand painted cloth with Linda’s special fabric painting technique, then selecting from your palette of fabrics make a unique scarf with hand worked, kantha style stitch.

Still Life- Quick Drawing to Fabric Collage

Start with quick sketches, explore tone and draw with colour. Take what you’ve learnt to create a fabric collage with machine stitching.

Inspired by Nature

Find inspiration in nature and see how Linda interprets a photographic source as a mixed media study in her sketchbook. She’ll show you how to use watercolour, charcoal pencils and oil pastel to create rich surfaces sympathetic to the subject matter. Then working from her sketchbook, Linda interprets the mixed media study into a stitched textile. See how she uses opaque and transparent fabric scraps to build painterly layers adding texture with machine and hand stitching. 

Shadow Crazy

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Reverse Applique

Reverse Applique Quilting

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