Welcome to DesignMatters TV
Welcome to the DesignMatters Art and Craft School. Here in the classrooms, 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.
Once purchased you’ll have instant lifetime access. * If you're planning on purchasing workshops frequently, you'll probably find it convenient to buy some Classroom Credits.
Click on the links below to explore the classrooms that interest you. There you'll find workshops and other information to inspire you.
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Stamp and Draw on Paper and Fabric
Some detailed subject matter can be daunting to draw from scratch. In this workshop Linda will show you how it's possible to use a subtle stamped shape as the base for your drawing. Take all the guesswork out of getting the shapes right and instead enjoy creating a design and drawing the details. Then building on the sketchbook work that Linda did using stamps and drawing, she demonstrates how it's easily possible to translate those ideas to fabric to make a stitched piece.
Inspired by Boro
Inspired by the stitch and repair notion of Boro and other textile traditions from around the world, Linda is constructing a textile using scraps and lots of hand stitching. To make the process her own, she's chosen to needle-felt the fabrics making a strong fabric that's a pleasure to stitch. In the second video see how she turns that fabric into a stylish and practical tote bag.
Architecture as Inspiration
There's much inspiration to be found in architectural sources. In this three part workshop join Linda to see how she worked from windows, grilles and other architectural features from a nearby church to create pages in her sketchbook filled with pattern and design information before interpreting the ideas into a stencilled and printed design on fabric.
Printed Pickle Dish Quilt
Take inspiration from traditional patchwork designs to make a quilt with Laura. Instead of piecing the design, we'll bring some contemporary style by hand printing the design to fabric before adding machine quilting to complete the project.
Inspired by Paintings
Inspiration is all around us, but we love to look to some of our favourite paintings to help guide our choices when selecting colours for our textile work. In this class Linda will show you how a colour scheme can be established by studying paintings and how she’s begun to select fabrics and embark on a new pieced quilt.
Choosing the right format of sketchbook to suit a project can really help get you off to a flying start. In this mini course of three workshops, Linda first demonstrates how a concertina format can be ideal for documenting a journey or landscape subject.
Scraps to Jewels!
Don't throw away those precious scraps, make them into beautiful embroidered brooches instead. They are quick to make and are perfect as gifts.
Templates for English Paper Piecing
Learn about the different templates for English paper piecing and how you can easily make your own.
English Paper Piecing Q & A
We love working with English Paper Piecing. Is it a technique that you'd like to know more about? In this article Linda answers lots of commonly asked questions.
How it Works
Browse through the Classrooms and only choose the video collections that appeal to you. Build your own personal library of classes on your favourite subjects. All with instant and unlimited access.*
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- Alongside the paid-for content, you'll find free video workshops and other inspiration and information in the Classrooms.
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