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Welcome to DesignMatters TV
Think of DesignMatters TV as your personal online design school! Presented by artists and experienced tutors, Linda and Laura Kemshall, DMTV is a vast library of video workshops covering subjects as wide ranging as altered books and watercolour painting to surface design, art quilting and sketchbooks.
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Surface Design – Sponge Printing
Join Linda in this set of two videos where she demonstrates how effective stamping with compressed sponge can be. This technique is suitable for use on both paper and fabric, but in this class Linda will focus on taking the ideas into fabric and will make a cushion from her stamped fabric that has stitch and beading to enhance the lovely printed texture.
Printed Patchwork Details
Join Linda in this set of two videos where she demonstrates how basic block printing techniques can be combined with traditional patchwork to simplify the piecing and create visually complex designs. We think these ideas can be applied to lots of different designs and will appeal to anyone who would like to add a really individual touch to their traditional quilt making.
Tyvek Embellishments and Beads
Join Linda in two videos where she demonstrates how to make useful and attractive embellishments for textile based mixed media work using a packaging material which is often simply discarded. You will probably already have most of the bits and pieces you’ll need to make the beads she uses for jewellery or to attach to hand made books as a decorative bookmark. Finally she distresses Tyvek to make fernlike appliqué motifs to upcycle an empty chocolate box.
Working from a photographic or sketchbook study as your inspiration, join Linda to use free applique to create a bird panel. Build layers with raw edged fabric scraps before using machine and hand stitch to add texture and detail.
We love making rubbings, they're a great way to draw without really drawing. But have you ever considered how you can make transfers from your rubbings? In this video workshop Laura shows you how.
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.
Free Video Workshops
The Thick of It
Learn how to thicken Procion MX dyes with Manutex (sodium alginate) so that you can paint or print with them.
Discover The Needle Museum
Discover the fascinating Needle Museum and learn about the history of the dangerous business of making needles from Jo-Ann Gloger, the curator of the collection.
Learn how to make a quick infinity scarf
Have a look at the drawings Laura's been working on this week.
Event – Festival of Quilts 2022
We'll be exhibiting at Festival of Quilts in August. Come and see our work in a gallery hosted by Madeira threads.
Quilting Arts Magazine – Summer Issue 2022
Linda's written an article for the Summer 2022 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine on the topic of combining digital stitch with fabric painting.
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