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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Inspired by Nature: Fabric Collage
Working from her sketchbook, Linda interprets the mixed media study into a stitched textile. See how she uses opaque and transparent fabric scraps to build painterly layers adding texture with machine and hand stitching.
Inspired by Nature: Mixed Media Sketchbook Study
Find inspiration in nature and see how Linda interprets a photographic source as a mixed media study in her sketchbook. She'll show you how to use watercolour, charcoal pencils and oil pastel to create rich surfaces sympathetic to the subject matter.
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Dimensional Fabric Paint
Explore how you can use dimensional fabric paints to add extra texture and surface interest to your stitched textiles. Laura demonstrates how to use Puffy and Slick paints which you'll find available in lots of craft stores and online.
Grid Quilting: Take it Further
With a quilted grid in place, you have the perfect structure on which to build some beautiful freehand quilting patterns. Join Laura as she demonstrates how to build tricky looking designs in a simple step-by-step way.
Walking Foot Quilting
See how you can use a walking foot to make your machine quilting a breeze! Linda will show you how she's used the technique on her recent quilts and shares her tips for success.
Plant Printing: Take it Further
Take a close look at Linda's plant printed pages and learn how you can use coloured pencils and watercolour to enhance and develop your prints on paper. See how with a little additional tone and colour you can enhance contrast and detail to really make the most of those prints and importantly, add a personal direction to your work.
Simple Concertina Books
Learn how to make concertina books to bind your loose papers. These books are perfect for binding your plant prints, monoprints, indeed any work that you've done on loose sheets that needs a home! Discover this simple method of bookbinding that has endless creative opportunities.
Learn how to work directly with the beauty of nature to print from leaves and flowers onto paper. This intriguing and serendipitous technique will create beautiful papers that are perfect for collage and mixed media work, binding to make a book and as the basis for drawing.
Learn how you can recycle Tyvek into intriguing embellishments for your stitched textiles. Linda will demonstrate how to manipulate the surface with cutting and heat before showing you how she's applied the embellishments in combination with stitch and beading.
Squares and Circles
Linda explores the eternal appeal of circles set in a square for her latest quilt top. See how she uses a range of techniques including appliqué and stencilling.
Whether you have some sheets from a craft supplier, or packaging from the post, Tyvek is a great material for making beads to embellish your projects. Linda demonstrates the basic technique and how to make more elaborate versions with wire and seedbeads.
Painted Mirror Frame
Add a pop of colour and pattern to your home with this decorative mirror frame. Laura will show you how to paint and construct the frame using simple materials and techniques.
Completing the Quilt: Moths and Barn Owl
See how Linda's completed her Moths and Barn Owl quilt with the addition of extra appliqué, printing, quilting and painting.
Bonded Applique: Quilting
Laura demonstrates different ways to deal with the raw edges of bonded appliqué that quilt the project at the same time, using both invisible thread and regular sewing thread.
Composing a Quilt: Moths and Barn Owl
Join Linda in the studio to follow along as she auditions fabrics for a new quilt. She'll talk you through her selection and some of the possible techniques that she'll use to realise her vision.
Using Text: Stamped Shape
Use your favourite letter stamps in a clever way to create shape in your design work. In this workshop Laura prints onto fabric, but you can apply the same principles to your sketchbook, mixed media projects or painting.
Monoprint + Pencil Crayon
Pencil crayon might sound like an unlikely companion to monoprint, but I've found it can be indispensable when taking a mixed media, layered approach. Join me in this video workshop and I'll show you how pencil crayons can be used to add detail and painterly colour to your monoprints, and be a brilliant way to salvage a heavy print.
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.
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.