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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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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Sew a Shirt Collar
Have you ever fancied sewing a shirt but been put off by having to do the collar? Laura shows you step-by-step how to do it and it's really not that bad!
Everywhere the Glint of Gold
Take a look at how we've used gold in our work over the years, from paintings to quilts, plus a quick list of our favourite gold products.
Strippy Scrappy – Finished
It's done, take a look at the last bits of quilting on the Strippy Scrappy quilt that Linda's been working on recently.
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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Watch when you want to
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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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