Sketchbook to Stitch: Collection Box

Finding inspiration from a collection of objects, Linda works with bleach, ink and soft pastels to create a sketchbook page before developing the ideas onto fabric with fabric pastels and stitch. There are three workshops in this collection.


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Sketchbook Secrets: Soft Pastel

In this video Linda demonstrates soft pastels applied through masks and stencils and then combines the technique with bleach painting on paper that has been painted with Quink fountain pen ink. Two easily achieved and simple techniques used in combination to create a fascinating sketchbook page inspired by one of her collections of precious things.

Sketchbook to Stitch: Collection Box Part One

We hope you’ll enjoy seeing how Linda translates her sketchbook design to fabric. She explains how she samples materials, processes and techniques before making her final decisions on what the quilt will involve. Linda then shows how the effects she achieved on paper can be realised on cloth. Working from her collection of precious things as inspiration she constructs a simple grid and finally discharge paints her objects.

Sketchbook to Stitch: Collection Box Part Two

In this video Linda shows how she’s added stencilled shapes using Markal Paintstiks to her discharge painted motifs and attached a border to her quilt top. She explains her choice of thread and quilt stitch and how she uses free motion stitching and simple embroidery to add detail and definition. Finally she finishes the quilt with a narrow binding and shows how a hidden sleeve is attached for a perfect hanging method.