Welcome to the Video Archive.
We’ve grouped together collections of video workshops so you can pick and mix through the subjects that most appeal. Just click on a collection to find out more about the video workshops included.
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Mixed Media: Digital/Paint
Explore the potential of combining real paint with digital techniques. In this video collection Laura will guide you through acrylic painting with sgraffito, digital sgraffito using Procreate on the iPad, and working with printed digital paintings adding further layers of paint and detail.
Work with Laura to explore monoprinting methods including how to use paper stencils to print on fabric and paper. She'll show you how to make a series of sequenced prints. Next work on a landscape design on fabric with a central scene and border design. Add stitching by hand and machine to complete your mini quilt.
Join Linda to make three different handmade accessories. Needlefelt and hand embellish an iPad case (or bag or book cover if you prefer), personalise a ready-made scarf using soluble stabiliser and machine stitching, and finally make your own 'precious purse' with needle felting and machine stitching.
Join Linda to use stencilling techniques on fabric to create a beautiful floral wall quilt. She'll show you how to use paint sticks such as Markal to stencil your design to fabric for a painterly effect. Next she'll talk you through how to approach the stitching to add detail and interest. There are two workshops in this collection.
Patchwork Portholes and Pockets
Learn how to create a circular opening that can be cleverly sewn into a patchwork project, think funky porthole that enables layering of colour with glimpses through to underneath layers, or a circular feature that can be added to a garment as a decorative or functional pocket. There is lots of creative potential with this fun method. There are three workshops in this collection.
Altered Book – Colour
Work along with Linda to make an altered book with a colour theme. Linda uses red but you can choose any colour to work with! See how she creates pages, applies colour theory, makes use of photographs, colour pencils, pastels and paint. There are four video workshops in this collection.
Fast Piecing Techniques
Whether you're new to patchwork or an avid piecer, we think you'll find these three fast methods are essential. Learn how to quickly and efficiently sew some of the most useful blocks in patchwork and you'll speed up your quiltmaking time no end! In this archive collection of three video workshops we'll show you how to fast piece Half Square Triangles, Flying Geese and Tumbling Blocks with our favourite machine sewn methods.
Paper Vessels and Jewellery
In this archive collection of 4 video workshops Linda will guide you through two projects. First, try your hand at making paper pulp and moulding vessels. Recycle paper and build some beautiful forms. In the following workshop she shows you how to decorate the vessels you've made. Next try making your own paper beads with a twist. These are made with special papers from your stash to add meaning and interesting surface design. In the final workshop Linda will show you how you can put your handmade beads to use in intriguing 'talisman' jewellery.
In this archive collection of 2 video workshops join Laura to design and piece and quilt your own millefiore or mosaic patchwork. This project is beautifully intricate, but surprisingly easy to design and sew following Laura's simple steps.
In this archive collection of 5 video workshops join Linda and Laura to print, bind and work into your very own sketchbook.
In this archive collection of 3 video workshops Linda will show you how simple cardboard can be used to make a print plate which can be inked in a similar way to a traditional etching. See how to print from the plate without using an expensive press, and how you can finally tint the print to make each one unique.
In this archive collection of 5 video workshops Laura will guide you through one approach to finding inspiration for your next project, from sourcing inspirational images to creating interesting layered sketchbook pages.
In this archive collection of 2 video workshops Laura will show you two of her favourite methods for colouring cloth with hand dyeing techniques. Use Procion MX dyes to colour natural fibre fabrics for fabulous results. You'll only require simple equipment and Laura will guide you through the processes step-by-step.
In this archive collection of 3 videos Linda demonstrates a wide variety of creative techniques using stencilling to produce beautiful and unique designs. She describes her favourite products and explains every step of the process to make a really attractive wallhanging. Finally she explains the hows and whys of completing the work with machine quilting. Linda proves that you can achieve lots of very different results using just one stencil. All of the techniques she includes could be used in many different projects.
In this collection of three video workshops Laura will demonstrate easy, but highly effective ways to colour cloth with thickened dyes. Explore three different methods for adding colour pattern and line using simple materials and equipment. Laura will show you how to use thickened dyes for these processes, an ideal choice as they won't stiffen the fabric at all.
Creative Quilting Techniques
In this collection of four videos you’ll discover some of the techniques Linda and Laura use to introduce fascinating texture, colour and pattern to their quilts. You’ll see how they use basic utility stitches on their sewing machines in innovative and unpredictable ways and how hand worked embroidery stitches can be used to bring exciting, painterly colour effects to an art quilt. Forget free motion machine quilting and simple running stitches for a while - this is an unmissable collection of creative ideas that will increase your repertoire of art quilting techniques!
Are you up for a challenge? How about working along with Linda as she records events, people and places in a visual art diary? It's a fascinating way to approach a creative challenge - you just let your imagination respond to each day as it happens. In this archive collection you'll be encouraged to collect inspirational material, write, draw, print, paint and stitch - before you know it you'll have experimented with a huge range of art techniques and you'll have a sketchbook bursting with ideas to inspire future work!
Surface Decoration Techniques
In this exciting collection of three videos Laura demonstrates lots of ways to create totally individual fabric surfaces using a variety of techniques. She explains how she transforms an already quilted or embroidered textile with discharge paste and demonstrates ways to modify the colours of a quilt or embroidery with an application of acrylic paint. In the final video she explains a simple and effective method of producing text on fabric using a rubbing technique with stencils and Markal Paintstiks.
Rubbings: Sketchbook and Applique
In this collection you'll discover four video workshops where Linda will demonstrate everything you need to know to use the simple technique of rubbings in a variety of creative ways to make beautiful pages in your sketchbook. Linda will then demonstrate how she uses the sketchbook ideas to inspire a lovely stitched appliqué panel using the same rubbing technique directly to fabric.
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.
Are you always nervous about getting started in a new sketchbook? Do the pristine pages scare you? Let me reassure you that you're not alone! In this collection of three videos you'll learn how to lose the blank, white page quickly and easily. Laura shows how she gets lots of glorious colour on her pages using water based paints, drawing inks and soluble pastels. She demonstrates step by step how she produces fascinating background effects for her sketchbook and art journaling work and how she constantly evaluates and responds to what she's created on the page.
In this video collection Linda demonstrates exactly how she uses a combination of acrylic paints and inks to create simple little landscapes on watercolour paper and box canvases before developing the same theme into fabric and thread. She produces several decorative, paintings and panels that would be perfect in your own home or would make great gifts. The videos include everything you need to know to create your own landscapes in a variety of formats.
Stitching Into The Woods
This collection includes two videos in which you can follow every step Linda takes to create an embroidered and painted panel inspired by photographs of bluebell woods. She demonstrates every technique she uses to interpret her chosen subject in great detail so that anyone can achieve a similar result.
In this collection of three video workshops Linda and Laura take hearts as a motif and explore crazy patchwork, quilting and hand painting, and free machine embroidery! Join them to make hanging pocket bags from crazy patchwork in felt with hand embroidery. Make a charm to decorate a bag or mixed media textile project using machine embroidery on dissolvable fabric. And finally, quilt and handpaint a pincushion to add a little love to your sewing room.
In this collection of three video workshops Laura demonstrates exciting techniques to design and construct your own unique book forms and decorative covers. She explains exactly how to achieve a simple stitched binding, how to create totally unique folded books from multisided geometric shapes and how to personalise the covers of an altered book using a decorative felt wrap. Watch these step by step instructions and you’ll have everything you need to know to make your own highly individual examples!
Work along with Linda to sew a traditional Attic Window patchwork quilt with a twist! Add your own applique shapes, quilt and add details with acrylic painting. Along the way, take a look at her quilt Precious Things.
Easy Repeat Block Printing
Learn how to draw a seamlessly repeating design, carve it to lino and block print your own beautiful papers and fabrics.
Discover Kantha style quilting and make a beautiful decorative item for your home.
Friday Night Fix – Altered Book
Join Linda for a series of 6 videos that demonstrate effective techniques to alter a food and drink related book.
Make your own jelli plate and learn how to layer coloured prints. Prepare your prints, make compositions and 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.
Learn how to use watersoluble pencils on paper and fabric.
Drawing Tricks and Cheats
Learn some simple tricks, cheats and techniques to help improve your drawing skills.
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.
Think of collagraph as a mix between collage and print. In this two-part workshop find out how to make your own collaged plate from simple materials. Then see how to ink and print the plate using nothing more than a pasta machine in lieu of a print press.
Linda looks to the traditional textiles of the Banjara for inspiration. Join her to look at some examples and to study the colours, techniques and patterns of these decorative and heavily stitched cloths. Using them as inspiration, Linda demonstrates how you can start your own stitched cloth in the Banjara style.
The Accordion Bag
A bag or a piece of sculpture? This bag cleverly expands with an accordion-like structure that gives the bag it's name. See how Laura designed and made hers and how you can create your own version.
In Archive 4 you’ll find a lively mix of some of the very first shows we taped for DMTV. Ranging from sketchbook work, improvisational and paper piecing, there’s lots to inspire.
In Archive 3 you’ll find a lively mix of some of the very first shows we taped for DMTV. Ranging from discharge printing, through altered books and free motion quilting, there’s lots to inspire.
In Archive 2 you’ll find a lively mix of some of the very first shows we taped for DMTV. Ranging from discharge printing, through altered books and free motion quilting, there’s lots to inspire.
In Archive 1 you'll find a lively mix of some of the very first shows we taped for DMTV. Ranging from discharge printing, through altered books and free motion quilting, there's lots to inspire.
Art as Inspiration
Art, and paintings in particular can provide a rich source of inspiration for textiles. In this series of video workshops Linda guides you through how she’s been inspired by the paintings of Paul Klee to make a small art quilt.
Digital Painting and Tracing
Use your iPad as a design tool. Learn how you can easily digitally trace and paint. Print your digital work to paper and incorporate it into your sketchbook.
Work along with Linda in this two-part workshop to create a fabric collage seascape.
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