Membership Video Workshops
Here’s the current playlist for our subscribed Members. Please note that we no longer offer new subscriptions, but all these workshops are available for purchase individually. Just click on any that take your fancy to see more information and to buy.
There’s lots more to discover in the Classrooms too.
We hope you enjoy the workshops!
Inspired by Hawaiian Appliqué
Inspired by paper-cut Hawaiian appliqué designs Laura will show you how to use the Procreate app on your iPad to create digitally designed versions and audition your fabrics.
Working in ATC Books
Join Linda in the studio for a page-by-page tour of her ATC sketchbook inspired by insects. She'll share her tips and techniques for filling the tiny pages.
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Inspired by Seminole Patchwork
Learn a fast and easy method to design for your quilts using strip piecing inspired by Seminole Patchwork. Laura will show you how to work directly with your fabrics for the design process so you can be sure ideas in your sketchbook pages will translate well to your quilts.
Trying Caran D’Ache Neocolor II
Laura's been experimenting with Caran D'Ache Neocolor II for the first time. Join her to test them out on different papers, and see how she's been using them, both wet and dry, in her sketchbook pages.
Story of a Quilt: Paintbox II
Discover the story behind Linda's quilt Paintbox II. She'll talk in detail about her thread choices and thought process when quilting the piece.
Making ATC Books
What are you going to do with all those ATCs? In this workshop Laura will show you several ways to use them including making tiny sketchbooks!
Mixed Media Panel: Girl with a Bird
Video Workshop - Linda really enjoyed making a set of ATCs recently and thought they had potential to be scaled up. See how she's applied similar ideas to a larger mixed media panel to paint stylised portraits using acrylics, collage and stencilling.
Video Workshop - Learn how to dye a garment, either a ready-made item or something you've sewn yourself. Laura will show you how to dye your clothes with minimal equipment and exciting results.
ATCs – Tracing and Painting
Video Workshop - Linda’s working on her collection of ATCs. These mini works of art provide the perfect opportunity to practice your skills. In this workshop Linda will show you how to transfer a motif using tracing, then paint it using acrylics teamed with pens.
ATCs – Rubbings and Collage
Video Workshop - ATCs or Artist Trading Cards are mini works of art! In this workshop Linda demonstrates how you can make beautiful ATCs using rubbings on vintage paper, collage and drawing with stencils.
Plants in Altered Books
Video Workshop - Linda often finds inspiration in nature and in her garden in particular. Join her in the studio to see how she's incorporating plants into her altered book. She'll show you a useful technique for when the plant material itself is to delicate to attach directly to the page.
Video Workshop - Take a look through a selection of Laura's quilts which feature portraits and see how she's tackled the tricky issue of quilting faces. Laura will share her tips for success and ideas to think about when deciding how to quilt a face.
Hand Stitching on Fabric Painting
Video Workshop - Respond to your painted fabric and add stitch to enhance the colour and add texture to the surface. Linda will work with hand embroidery onto her Inktense painted cotton fabric, but you'll find this approach can work on top of other painted fabrics or printed designs.
Oil Pastel Monoprint & Wash
Video Workshop - Using the basic Oil Pastel Monoprint technique, Linda's developing the process and using it in combination with wash. You'll already know that oil can work as a resist to waterbased media, see how Linda paints with watercolour adding beautiful fluid washes without losing control of the paint.
Oil Pastel Monoprint
This is a super technique for your sketchbook, or for use in mixed media drawing and painting. Join Linda to see how to make a monoprint using oil pastels. You can work freehand or make use of your stencils.
Reverse Applique Quilting
Are you looking for new ideas to help with your quilting? Knowing how to quilt a piece can be one of the hardest parts of a project. In this workshop Laura will demonstrate a creative technique for quilting your work that introduces texture and colour by cleverly combining free motion quilting with reverse appliqué.
In the Mix: Rubbings and Drawing
Work along with Laura to bring more confidence to your drawing. Laura will show you how rubbings can be the basis for beautiful tonal drawings.
Inktense Rubbings: Background Pattern
You might have a portrait drawn with Inktense, or maybe a monoprint worked on fabric with tricky, empty background areas. In this workshop Laura will demonstrate how you can make rubbing plates and take rubbings with Inktense blocks to fill those areas with pattern and colour.
Draw a portrait using Inktense pencils and/or blocks. Join us to see how you can use the exciting Inktense products to work with a free drawing approach that's loose in style and full of painterly marks. We're working on fabric with this one, but the techniques will also work on paper too.
Photobook Finishing Touches
Join Laura to see her completed Photobook including a look at the cover, and a page-by-page walkthrough with an insight into the thought processes and techniques she's used.
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.