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
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.
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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.
Photographs + Sketchbooks
Do you find yourself with a stash of inspirational photo prints, or numerous photos on your phone waiting to be printed? Photographs can be an exciting component of your sketchbook pages. See how Laura's been using photographs in her books as a layer in her collage and mixed media process.
Work along with Linda to make your own visual diary to document your observations and collections. Linda's focussing on one of her favourite subjects, moths, but your diary can document anything you like!
All at Sea: Quilting
Join Linda in the studio to see how the quilting turned out on her latest quilt All at Sea which she's worked on with freehand machine quilting and hand painting.
Colour Mixing Essentials
Learning how to mix colour with confidence will enable you to work with fewer supplies more creatively. Join Laura as she demonstrates the essentials of mixing with primary colours and how those different ingredients affect the outcomes.
Beautiful Painted Papers
Gloriously coloured papers are a joy to use in your collage, mixed media, sketchbook and paper and stitch work. In this workshop Linda will show you how to upcycle basic materials into beautiful painted papers that will be perfect for use in a variety of projects.
Join Linda and Laura in the studio as they discuss Linda's newest quilt tops which are put together from scraps from the stash and hear them chat about how to quilt them.
Polka Dot Papers
Make your own beautiful painted papers with this easy batik technique. They'll be perfect for using in your sketchbook and mixed media work.
Acrylic Inks – Watercolour Style
Acrylic inks are highly versatile. In this workshop see how Linda uses them with a watercolour painting style to make a study of fruit.
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.
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.