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Take some time out of your busy summer schedule and enjoy two days of hand stitching workshops with Carolyn Forster. Workshops are suitable for everyone, from beginners to the more advanced.
Check in to your room from 3pm. Meet your expert, tour manager and fellow crafters for dinner at 7pm.
Perfect your hand pieced patchwork with the sewing of a Friendship Garden patchwork block. Suitable for beginners and those wanting to stretch their hand piecing skills. You will make templates, mark the fabric, cut and sew the blocks. Learn skills including set-in piecing and curves. The block can be used on its own, or when four are set together a secondary pattern occurs which would work well as a frame quilt centre or part of a repeat block quilt.
Today we will look at the techniques of Borro, Kawandi, Kantha & Tile Blocks, which all come from different cultural textile backgrounds, but all have in common the use of fabric scraps and hand stitching. You will create a mini quilt/coaster using your choice of technique and learn a fun, hassle free method of binding the quilt edges, all by hand.
Tour Notes: Although there are no mobility requirements for this tour, please note that you will need to be able to make your own way between our workshop room, your bedroom and the restaurant, which could involve walks of up to 5 minutes. If you require full disabled access, please check with us before booking.
Uniquely created for textile lovers, this Stitchtopia textile holiday is the perfect way to discover fascinating fabrics and cultures, whilst travelling to some of the world’s most inspiring places. Our talented stitching expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host creative workshops with beautifully designed projects inspired by your travels.