This two day course offers an opportunity to learn a variety of quilt and embroidery techniques focusing particularly on kantha quilting – an ancient Bangladeshi technique, stitching through double or triple layers of fabric with a running stitch to draw a design or image into the quilt surface.
The workshop will also explore aspects of upcycling, developing new approaches to traditional techniques and found materials. Colouring mixing and an exploration of scale are likewise explored through stitch. The emphasis is on hand skills throughout.
Examples will be used throughout the workshop to highlight a range of different outcomes. By the end of the course, you will have sufficient knowledge to construct a small piece or sample using the techniques introduced.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Lynn Setterington is a British textile artist particularly known for her hand-stitched cloths and Kantha quilts celebrating the ordinary and everyday. Lynn's work is held in many collections including the V&A Museum. She trained at Goldsmiths College and is an Associate Fellow of the International Quilt Study Center in Nebraska.