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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Love Linda and Laura x
Needlefelting: The Spirals Bag
Learn how to use your needlefelting (Embellisher) machine to create a colourful fabric with felt and wool fibres. Then decorate it with appliqué spirals, and enhance with machine and hand stitch before constructing a simple triangular bag.
Quilting the Printed Pickle Dish
The quilting will bring your printed Pickle Dish to life. Join Laura in this workshop as she guides you through how to mark the quilting, selecting threads and doing the freehand quilting. She'll also share her ideas for how to place your quilting to make the most of the colour play.
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Monoprinting with Pens
Add to your monoprinting skills repertoire by learning to monoprint with pens. In this workshop Laura will show you how to make a simple monoprint using a stencil, then how to work into that with an additional layer of printing with pens.
Text on Textiles: Handwriting
Join Laura to see how she uses her own handwriting in sketchbooks and on fabric as a method for mark making. Watch her sampling process and see how to use text at different sizes to suit your own project.
Monoprint: Drawing Detail
If you're like us, then you might have sketchbooks filled with monoprints, but what to do with them next? In this workshop Linda will demonstrate how you can add drawing to your prints to add definition and detail.
Printed Pickle Dish
Be inspired by the traditional quilt block Pickle Dish but interpret the design with hand printing. Laura will show you how to make your own print blocks and make use of counterchange to print exciting designs just ready to be quilted.
Folded inserts such as prairie points are a fun way to add texture and embellishment to your quilt making, but they can also be much more. Join Linda for a workshop on how you an use them to create an intriguing new dimension to traditional blocks.
Using Text: Rubbings on Paper and Fabric
Try adding text to your sketchbook pages and fabric using rubbings. Laura will demonstrate how to make the perfect rubbing and share her tips for successful rubbings on fabric with Markal or Shiva paint sticks.
Painting Birds: Colour and Detail
With the bird in place and the background painted, see how Linda works to add colour, form and detail to the kingfisher with acrylics.
Finishing School: Mosaic Patchwork
The tessellating shapes of mosaic patchwork pose questions when it comes to finishing the edges of your project. Join Linda today to see how to draft shapes to complete your project and some the design ideas you might consider.
Painting Birds: First Stages
Learn how to paint birds just like Linda. In this workshop she'll show you how to use acrylic paint on canvas to paint the background and a simple collage trick to make establishing the shape of the bird, great if you're not so confident with drawing.
Embellished Quilting: Floral Garland
See how Linda completes her recent printed and quilted project using embellished quilting techniques combining machine and hand stitching with easy beading.
Collage Panels: Glazing Colour
For the final stages of her collage panels, Laura uses acrylic glazing to build up colour. Watch how she adds tints of colour to modify and add richness to the base collage.
Using White Three Ways
Join Laura as she continues to work on her mixed media landscape paintings. She's using a base of collage and experimenting with using white to make a photographic collage more painterly. See how she uses different media, including digital painting to achieve the effects she's after.
Create a beautiful printed garland design on fabric by making your own foam stamps inspired by leaves and flowers from your garden (or a photo) with hand appliqué details.
Quilting Patchwork: Star in a Star
Join Linda for tips on how to tackle the design for hand quilting of a patchwork block using a simple, no nonsense approach.
Handpainted Collage Papers
Create your own handprinted collage papers, perfect for sketchbook and mixed media painting. Then explore how you can expand your collage and have fun playing with scale.
Printed Patchwork Details
Add extra detail to your pieced blocks by using printing. Linda demonstrates how to make a simple stamp that can be used to print the centres of blocks such as Log Cabin or Star in a Star and shares her example quilt blocks.
Pen and Watercolour Crabapples
Nature is such a rich source of inspiration. See how Linda has chosen to record crabapples from the garden with pen drawing and luscious washes of watercolour. She's working in her sketchbook, but you could easily work on loose sheets of paper or in an altered book if you prefer!
Making prints on fabric is lots of fun, but what to do with them? In this workshop Linda will encourage you to be brave and chop them up for piecing with great results.
Try drawing with glue in your sketchbook and mixed media paintings. It's a fantastic way to add line and texture to your work and the perfect base for flooding on washes of rich watercolour or acrylic.
Be inspired by graphic sketchbook drawing and achieve something similar with your quilting! Join Laura to see how to use just thread to create your design and replicate that pen-drawn look on fabric to make a small stitched panel. She'll provide you with a pattern or you can use your own sketchbook page as a reference.
Architecture as Inspiration: Roller Stencilling and Foam Printing
Working from an architecture inspired sketchbook, Linda demonstrates how to take a motif and develop it into a stencilled and printed pattern on fabric. See how she uses different scales of motif and a variety of backgrounds to create a range of results that will be perfect for developing into stitched textiles.
Architecture As Inspiration
There's much inspiration to be found in architectural sources. In this 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.
Take a page by page look through one of Laura's sketchbooks as she describes the media, techniques and ideas she uses. Get a feel for the different ways you can use a sketchbook and be inspired to start your own.
Presentation Ideas: For Small Textile Works
Presenting small textile works can be tricky. How can you show off the things you've made to their best advantage? Luckily there are quite a few options you can consider. Join Laura today to see some of the presentation methods she loves to use and discover some of the pros and cons.
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.
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.