Membership Video Workshops
Here you’ll find loads of video workshops to inspire you on a range of subjects from art quilting, drawing, printing, dyeing, sketchbooks and much more.
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Put a twist on traditional crazy patchwork with this mini cushion worked in a sheer and semi sheer fabrics. Embellish with hand worked embroidery stitches and add beads.
Lilac Applique Panel
Inspired by watercolour and pen drawings in Linda's sketchbook, Laura demonstrates how you can take a successful sketchbook page and translate it into stitched textiles. From Linda's lilac painting she creates a free appliqué with machine stitching.
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Applying what you know about design to your quilting can help achieve great results. Join Laura to see how you can add shapes to your quilting pattern by clever use of line and filling patterns.
Considering the Elements of Design can seem daunting, but really they are just the ingredients in any project. Learning how to use them can boost your design confidence. In this workshop Linda discusses ideas for creating shape using a variety of lines, but no outlines!
Painted Quilt: Waterlilies and Fish
Linda demonstrates how painting after quilting can be a wonderful way to add motifs to your quilt. In this art quilt example, she'll guide you through the stages of adding painted fish to a waterlily background. See how she marks the quilt and then paints within the quilted areas.
Be inspired by how nature uses green and then learn how to mix your own subtle greens to capture the colour of leaves in your painting.
Story of a Quilt: The Rivals
Discover the story of Linda's quilt triptych The Rivals. See the artwork and sketchbook pages that led to these whole cloth, digitally printed art quilts.
Find out how gouache can be used as a resist for Indian ink! With this exciting technique you can paint and print the design of your choice then the magic of the gouache and ink combination will do the rest. It's perfect for sketchbook pages and mixed media painting.
Inspired by Ceramics: Table Runner Part 2
In the second part of this workshop, see how Linda's added decorative quilting and appliqué detail to the table runner using digital embroidery, machine quilting and hand quilting. You can use any combination of these to complete your own version!
Inspired by Ceramics: Table Runner – Part 1
Follow our lead and be inspired by your tableware to make a perfectly coordinating table runner. In this workshop Linda will show you how to use a simple 'stitch and flip' process to quilt-as-you-go. All you need are some fabric scraps that coordinate with your ceramics and you'll be ready to start.
Flower Painting: Lilac
Summer is the perfect time for enjoying the garden for all its inspiration. See how Linda's flower painting in her sketchbook using a layered approach with pen and watercolour to create a beautiful study of lilac.
All That Glitters
Laura explores the different paints and other media to use when you want to add a glint of gold to your work. See how she uses gilding with faux gold leaf to add beautiful richness to her sketchbook pages.
Traveller’s Journal: Recipe Book
Add an illustrated recipe book to your Traveller's Journal. In this workshop Linda will show you how she's collating her favourite tried and tested recipes into a beautifully illustrated book that could become an heirloom! She's using pen and watercolour onto a mix of papers in the book with the addition of simple pockets to stash loose sheets and ephemera.
Traveller’s Journal: Booklets
Learn how to bind your own booklets to sit inside your Traveller's Journal cover. Laura will show you how to stitch a binding and share ideas for papers to include and how to make a useful pocket book.
Traveller’s Journal: The Cover
Discover how to make your own customisable traveller's journal. In this first part of a series of workshops we'll look at how to make the soft fabric cover, internal pockets and the elastic binding system.
A range of simple folded inserts can add such interest to art quilts. Every seam is an opportunity to add something extra!
Join Linda and Laura in the studio as they chat while Laura works on monoprinting a new quilt top. See how she applies some of the methods we've shown recently on DMTV and listen as they discuss how ideas are developed and finished pieces come to be.
Mixed Up Media
The medium that you use has such a huge effect on the look of the work that you create. In this video Linda shows you how she explores different media in her sketchbook from pencil, to pen and wash and oil pastel resist with watercolour.
Monoprint: Tracing and Stencils
Laura demonstrates a monoprint method to create a still life composition which can incorporate your favourite object and lots of pattern. While it might look as though drawing skills are needed, you'll find that you can achieve this graphic print with tracing and stencils. Work on fabric using washable oil-based inks or open (slow drying) acrylics for best results.
Embroidered Kingfisher – Part Two
With the appliqué and machine stitching in place, now it's time to add all the lovely texture and colour with hand stitching. Be inspired by your own source image, or work along with Linda to add detail of the feathers and bring your bird to life with a glint of light in the eye.
Embroidered Kingfisher – Part One
Working from a photographic or sketchbook study as your inspiration, join Linda to use simple free applique to create a bird. In this part of the workshop she'll discuss building the birds plumage with layers of fabric scraps before adding machine stitch for the first layer of embellishment.
What’s the Story? Moth Quilts
Linda discusses her thought processes and some of the design decisions she's made during the creation of her most recent series of quilts which are all inspired by moths. See how she's combining fabrics with screenprints, adding block printed text and considering options for quilting.
Create a layered painting in acrylic with a messy underpainting of bright colour, stencilled pattern and brush marks. Then overpaint with a negative painting of your own hand to make a personalised piece of art that'll look beautiful in your home. This is an easy painting technique that even a beginner can try, but experienced painters will love too!
How to Quilt: Print + Patchwork
There are lots of things to think about when planning the quilting of any project, but printed fabrics and pieced designs can present particular challenges. Join Laura as she talks you through the questions she asks herself when designing quilting, choosing threads and working with colour.
Print + Planning + Patchwork
Combining techniques is something that we love, so in this video workshop I'll show you how I'm adding piecing to the screenprint/monoprints we've made previously. Join me as I show you how you can experiment with piecing designs in your sketchbook to explore placement and contrast, and I'll talk you through some of the many questions I ask myself when planning a piece of work.
Bleach Printed Waistcoat Part 2
With the bleach printing done, see how Linda adds shading and highlight using pens and paint. You can add detail and easily make corrections to the print.
We're used to working from light to dark in our sketchbooks so let's mix it up and start with dark backgrounds and add white. Laura will show you how you can use a range of white and light media to add highlights and pattern to your sketchbook pages.
Bleach Printed Waistcoat
Use simple household bleach to discharge your own design from dark fabrics. Linda will demonstrate how to block print and paint with the bleach to create beautiful effects. She'll show you how she's used the method to customise a waistcoat but you could create fabrics for any project.
Work on top of your screenprinted motifs to add another layer with linear monoprint. Laura will show you how to work freehand and with stencils.
Double Stencil Screenprinting
Use simple paper and plastic stencils to create screenprinted shapes filled with pattern. We'll print on fabric, but you print equally successfully on paper if you prefer.
Mixed Media Painting: Ink – Acrylic – Bleach
Try this experimental painting technique that uses layers of permanent and bleach-able media. We'll build up the images in layers and enjoy the magic moments when the bleach does its work!
Quick Make Collar
This quick make is perfect for adding instant colour and style to your look this season, or as a great gift for a stylish friend. Showcase a special fabric or up-cycle and old quilt into a collar that'll dress up any outfit.