Sketchbook Pages, Explore Monoprint, Log Cabin Quilting

I hope you’re well and having a good week. For me it’s been one of those frustrating weeks with lots of things started, but nothing actually finished. I’ve been multi-tasking at my desk working on the computer while pages in my sketchbooks dry.

 

I have three books on the go at the moment in differing sizes and my mission is to glue in all the loose photos and collage papers that I have littering the studio and then work back into the pages to make sense of it all. So far, there’s just been a lot of cutting and sticking!
 
Meanwhile on the website we’ve added a new Archive collection. We have requests for monoprinting all the time, it seems to be a real favourite with lots of you. If you’ve not yet spotted it, please do take a look at the Explore Monoprint section of the website. We’ve grouped lots of workshops together there including some free ones, and other resources with information and inspiration. It’s rather like having a monoprinting course right there at your fingertips.
 
 
 
You’ll find the new Archive Collection – Monoprint on Fabric, among them. That particular collection contains three workshops:

 
Laura demonstrates two methods for monoprinting on fabric. See how to print your own unique fabrics for quiltmaking or other projects.
 
Join Linda and Laura in the studio as they chat while Laura works on monoprinting a new quilt top. See how she applies some of the methods we’ve shown recently on DMTV and listen as they discuss how ideas are developed and finished pieces come to be.

 

 

Laura demonstrates a monoprint method to create a still life composition which can incorporate your favourite object and lots of pattern. While it might look as though drawing skills are needed, you’ll find that you can achieve this graphic print with tracing and stencils. 
 
This Archive collection is £4.50 and as always with the Archives, once you’ve purchased them you have unlimited access to the workshops. 

New Video Workshop – Making a Log Cabin Quilt – Part 1

In this new workshop published today, Linda talks about her first ever quilt, a Log Cabin, and how things have changed for quilters since those days in the 70s. She’ll show you the first steps in making a Log Cabin today using rotary cutting methods and chain piecing for speedy and accurate results. 
 
As we made this workshop, we realised that we’ve never fully covered the fundamentals of quilt making techniques such as a thorough look at rotary cutting, or how to layer a quilt and prepare it for quilting. What do you think? Would you like more in-depth tutorials on these essential areas? Let us know by email, we’d love to hear from you.  
 

Watch the video workshop

DMTV Members can view this video now, if you’re not a Member why not consider joining us? You can check out our free videos to give you a taste of what we offer and sign up for access to over 30 videos for just £12.

 
Thank you for reading our newsletter this week. We’ll be back again soon with more.
 
Love Linda and Laura xx