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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More to watch
Stitch Plus Colour
Join Laura as she samples layering of process in the studio, experimenting with new ideas to colour thread after stitching with it. She'll work with digitally stitched embroidery, but the technique can be used with any satin stitch.
Painting with Oil Pastel: Still Life
Inspired by the still life paintings of Cezanne, Linda sets up her own still life and makes a painting with oil pastel. Oil pastels are a great easy-to-handle alternative to traditional oil paint and Linda will demonstrate how to use them with a medium to blend your marks.
Photobook: First Steps
Now you’ve made your photo book is time to start working into those pages. Join Laura as she guides you through the first steps in her own book, and shares ideas for how to get started with simple media and a thoughtful approach to composition, mark making and colour.
Mixed Media: Acrylic + Watercolour
Experiment with layers in your painting and printmaking for sketchbook work using a combination of acrylic and watercolour. Linda will show you how you can exploit the properties of each to create interesting effects.
Sketchbook to Quilt – Indigo Moon
Join Linda in the studio to see how she's interpreting recent pages in her sketchbook with a new small quilted panel. She's using simple piecing together with sponge printing and of course, quilting.
Do you have a pile of photo prints that you aren't sure what to do with? Join Laura to bind them into a book that you can use as an album, or treat as a sketchbook.
Wolf Moon – Finishing Touches
Join Linda in the studio as she talks about the changes and finishing touches to her quilt Wolf Moon.
Machine Embroidered Brooches
Work along with Laura to make pretty machine embroidered heart brooches. Learn how to free machine embroider and practice your thread blending skills.
Wolf Moon – Quilt + Paint
Join Linda in the studio today as she chats about the motivation behind her new quilt Wolf Moon, and works on it live on camera to add paint to the surface.
Laura demonstrates how to use bonded appliqué as the logical technique to translate sketchbook collage ideas into a quilt. See how fast and easy this method is for creating your next appliqué quilt.
Using Masking Fluid
Using masking fluid can be a versatile method for your watercolour painting both for conventional paintings and in your sketchbook work. In this workshop Linda will show you different ways to apply it for great effect.
Foiling on Paper
Add metallic gleam to your sketchbook and other work on paper using foiling. Linda will demonstrate a number of ways to use the foil creatively to add shapes and painterly areas of metallic.
Make a beautiful embroidered bauble with Laura. She'll show you how to use soluble fabric, free machine embroidery and embellishment with gems to make a fantastic festive addition to your tree decor this season.
Foiling on Fabric
Learn how to foil shapes on fabric. In this workshop Linda will show you two fast and easy methods to add some metallic gleam to your fabric. See her samples and also how she's used the techniques in her quilts.
Painted Patchwork Gift Box
There's nothing nicer than a thoughtfully presented, handmade gift and with that in mind we hope you enjoy working along to paint your own patchwork inspired wooden gift box. The lucky recipient might be hard pressed to decide whether they like the gift, or the box best!
Have you ever started a watercolour painting, but then it didn't turn out quite as you hoped? Don't worry! We find that happens all the time, but there are lots of things you can try to rescue your work. In this workshop Linda will guide you through some of the practical solutions she has for fixing those paintings that don't quite work out first time.
Designing with Collage
Collage is the perfect technique for design work. In this workshop Laura will show you how you can use your painted papers, or create ones from your fabrics, to make designs that could be ideal for informing your next quilt. She'll show you how collage can be used to make the basis of your design with painting to add extra colour.
Colour after Quilting
So often we create beautiful fabrics and then think about how to quilt them. In this workshop Laura turns that on its head and adds colour after the quilting is done. Join her to see how you can accentuate the fabulous texture of your stitching with paint.
Learn how to combine hand painting with your quilting (either digitally stitched or free motion) as an exciting way to introduce colour and pattern to your quilts.
Watercolour Flower Painting
Join Linda for a step-by-step demonstration of painting flowers. She'll show you how to control washes of watercolour and build layers to paint your subject. See how an underdrawing is successfully integrated into your painting and how to manage the flow of paint and lift out colour where necessary. Even if you've never painted with watercolour before, Linda will help you achieve great results.
Inktense Traced Print
Drawing is often the best way to start a watercolour, acrylic or mixed media painting, but what if you you feel your drawing skills aren't strong, or maybe you just want a fast and effective way to get your image down on paper so you can quickly get started with your painting? In this workshop Linda will demonstrate her technique for creating that drawing which will be the perfect foundation for your painting.
We love to layer techniques in our art quilts and that means stitch too! Combining machine, digital and hand quilting can work beautifully in a single piece. In this workshop Laura shares some examples to illustrate her tips for success when layering stitch techniques.
Moth Diary: More Ideas
We've had a great season with the moth trap and on fine nights are still finding some excellent specimens. You might remember I'm documenting my finds in a Moth Diary, but it's more than just a record, I'm using the pages as a place to print, collage and draw. In this workshop I'll show you how I've used a wide range of techniques to fill the pages.
Easy Batik Fabrics
Learn how to make your own beautiful batik fabrics with simple mark making and layers of colour. We'll use simple tools and easy-to-use wax to create these stunning, one of a kind fabrics. They'll be perfect for use in your quilting making and embroidery, in fact any stitched project.
Making a Log Cabin Quilt – Part 1
Linda's first quilt was a Log Cabin. That was back in the 1970s and while a lot has changed since then, we still love Log Cabin. In this video workshop she'll show you her first steps in making a new Log Cabin quilt.
Designing with Honeycomb Grids
In this workshop Laura shows you how to explore different design ideas for piecing based on hexagonal grids. She'll show you how to draw them using good old graph paper and a pen, but also with your iPad.
Stamped Sketchbook Textures
Use your favourite stamps and stencils to add texture to your sketchbook. Linda will show you how this simple method creates interesting surfaces on your pages which are just perfect for accepting generous washes of luscious colour.
Flight of Fancy
Discover how Linda has completed her quilt Flight of Fancy. She'll talk you through the quilting design decisions and how she's used the quilting to complete and enhance the piecing and printing.
Trash to Treasure
Upcycle packaging materials to decorate your sketchbook and notebook covers. In this workshop Linda will demonstrate how you can also cover existing objects with your painted papers to give them a whole new look.
Dive into the fascinating world of indigo! In this workshop Laura will show you how to create stunning fabrics by using simple resist techniques and indigo as an overdye. We just love the results and we think you will too.