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Beautiful Butterflies Part 3

In this video Linda shows creative ways to incorporate loose sheets of artwork into a sketchbook for beautifully exciting results.

To work along you’ll need:

  • Sketchbook
  • Loose sheets of artwork
  • Craft knife/ ruler/ cutting mat
  • Double sided sticky tape or gluestick
  • Basic art supplies

Approximate run time: 18 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

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Beautiful Butterflies Part 2

Linda demonstrates a fascinating technique for creating dramatic effects using gouache paint with Indian Ink.

To work along you’ll need:

  • Butterfly image to trace shape
  • Watercolour paper
  • Gouache paint
  • Indian ink
  • Synthetic round paintbrush for gouache
  • Large flat brush for ink

Approximate run time: 12 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

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Beautiful Butterflies Part 1

Linda demonstrates how she’s starting a new set of work inspired by butterflies. See how she uses collected images and explores ways of recording visual information in her sketchbook with techniques such as oil and wash.

To work along you will need:

  • Images of butterflies
  • Sketchbook
  • Red and gold acrylic paint
  • Solid and regular graphite pencils
  • Oil pastels
  • Watercolour paint
  • Synthetic medium sized, round brush

Approximate run time: 16 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

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Fabric Collage Seascape – Part 2

Complete the fabric collage seascape with quilting and perhaps some beads.

To work along you’ll need:

  • Fabric collage from Part 1
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Sewing machine
  • Suitable beads and threads
  • Fabric strips for the binding

Approximate run time: 19 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

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Fabric Collage Seascape – Part 1

Working with seaside photos as inspiration, gather together scraps from your fabric stash to create a fabric collage just like Linda’s.

To work along you’ll need:

  • A source image to work from
  • A selection of fabrics, scrims, muslin, gauze and other semi transparent fabrics work well together with some opaque fabrics as a base.
  • Scissors
  • Temporary spray adhesive
  • Iron on fusible
  • Double sided fusible

Approximate run time: 28 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

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Art as Inspiration Part 3

The final part of this mini-series. Linda guides you through the quilting design she’s developed for this quilt inspired by the paintings of Paul Klee.

To work along you’ll need:

  • Your quilt top
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing kit
  • Threads

Approximate run time: 17 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

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Art as Inspiration Part 2

Linda continues to work on the quilt top inspired by the paintings of Paul Klee. This week she adds printed motifs to a simple pieced background, shows how she turns prints around a corner and makes coordinating strips for the binding.

To work along you’ll need:

  • Your designwork
  • Fabrics
  • Stamps
  • Fabric paint
  • Flat palette and roller

Approximate run time: 16 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

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Art as Inspiration Part 1

Overcome a creative block by finding inspiration in your favourite paintings. Join Linda as she explains in depth what she’s looking for when she starts to design an art quilt.

To work along you’ll need:

  • Several images of paintings that inspire you
  • Sketchbook for recording visual information and design ideas
  • Basic art supplies
  • A selection of fabrics in your chosen colour palette

Approximate run time: 21 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

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iPad Drawing – Screen to Page

Print digital drawings made on your iPad to paper and add more drawing and paint!

To work along you’ll need:

  • iPad, tablet, or computer
  • Sketchbook or paper
  • Pencils
  • Paints
  • Brushes

Approximate run time: 11 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

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Digital Tracing

Use your iPad, tablet or computer to digitally trace a photo, a great way to get started with drawing.

To work along you’ll need:

  • iPad or other tablet, or a computer with a graphics program. (I use an iPad with ProCreate).
  • Approximate run time: 17 minutes

    Presenter: Laura Kemshall

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    Improvisational Piecing

    Listen in as Marie Roper reveals her inspirational design sources and demonstrates her techniques for machine piecing non conventional shapes and curved seams to Laura.

    To work along you will need:

    • A small selection of  fabrics
    • Rotary cutter and mat
    • Sewing machine
    • Neutral coloured machine sewing threads

    Approximate run time: 26 minutes

    Presenter: Laura Kemshall visits Marie Roper's studio

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