Patchwork & Quilting & Embroidery & Appliqué & Sashiko
The focus is on handmade textile craftsmanship - the creative exploration in a contemporary artistic context.
from 2 – 4pm.
Contribution towards expenses: EUR 5
The QUILTING BEE creates a space where we explore fabric as a creative and sustainable material. Each participant is encouraged to develop their own creative projects. Sashiko, appliqué, and embroidery are possible topics, as well as the use of classic block patterns and improvisation.
We meet to support and inspire each other. I am happy to share my experience as a visual artist and men's tailor. Needles, scissors, cutter and my Pfaff Ambition, if it should go faster, iron, my extensive Marti Michell patchwork stencil collection, cutting materials and my books on the subject can be used on site as well, if needed.
The Quilting Bee is accompanied with special workshops that dive deeper into the individual craft traditions or focus on ways of improvisation and unlearning.
Not yet a Quilting Bee Nerd? But you want to become one? Attend one of the sewing classes to learn the necessary basics.
Your own projects and ideas and
Textiles: beloved garments and fabrics; fleece for quilting (e.g. cotton- bamboo- wool fleece).
Scissors and cutters: small thread scissors, fabric scissors, fabric cutter is useful, always better to have your own;
Needles: with which we can work well, Sashiko, sewing and quilting needles;
Sewing thimble is very helpful;
Threads: sewing quilting threads, if embroidery is to be done, embroidery threads as well;
Paper and pen for pattern drafting;
Textile pen for transferring quilting patterns.
If you want to come without your own project ideas and materials to get inspired on site, please let me know in advance so that I can prepare a selection of fabrics, etc. Material fee: 5 EUR.