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Learn to paint with water soluble coloured pencils (such as Derwent Inktense) to make a small painting of birds with foliage. Linda will guide you through from finding suitable reference material, organising a successful composition, to making the painting itself. Finally she’ll show you how to mount your painting for display.

Mixed Media Still Life

Inspiration can come from objects you live with everyday, and setting up a Still Life to work from can be a brilliant way to practise your skills of composition, drawing and painting. In this two-part workshop first Laura shows how to create a consistent environment for your arrangement, and shares tips and ideas for objects you might choose and how to place them.  

In the second part Linda encourages you to try a ‘back to front’ approach of painting first, drawing second, using a combination of oil pastel, watercolour and soluble pencils. It’s great fun, and a fast and free way to record what you see – perfect for getting to know your still life subject.

More painting on the Fish quilt

Linda is adding the final touches to her latest fish quilt using fabric painting. See how it’s coming along.

The Chameleon Box

See the box that Linda made inspired by chameleons!

Quilting and painting a new fish quilt

Linda’s working on a new quilt featuring monoprinted fish. Take a look at the piece in progress and see how she’s adding the quilting and painting.

More Digital Stitch Demonstration Samples

Take a look at some of the digital stitch examples that Laura demonstrated at Festival of Quilts 2022.

Trying Madeira Sensa Green

Join Laura as she tries out the new Sensa Green threads. She’ll show you her samples so far and compare the threads to cotton and rayon.

Festival of Quilts 2022

See some of our photos from Festival of Quilts 2022.

Antique Drunkards Path Quilt

Take a look at an antique Drunkard’s Path quilt which caught Laura’s eye recently.

Digital Stitch Demonstration Samples

Take a look at some of the digital stitch examples that Laura demonstrated at Festival of Quilts 2022.

Drawing Skulls

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.

Making it Belong

Linda talks about how you can integrate elements into your sketchbook or altered book and make them look like they belong.

Composing with Photos

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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. 

Digital Quilting with Sketch

Laura demonstrates the Sketch module of Premier+ embroidery software to show how it can be perfect for creative quilting.

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