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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.
Carolyn Forster is a quilt designer, teacher and author from Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Since self-publishing her first book ‘Quilting on the Go’ in 2007, Carolyn has written ten more patchwork and quilting books with Search Press in the UK and Landauer Publishing in the USA. She has been a regular project contributor for magazines in the UK, including Today's Quilter, as well as abroad.
Carolyn's quilts are an eclectic mix of fabrics, a posh way to say she makes scrappy quilts, and they always have their roots from some point in the past, being inspired by quilt makers who have gone before us. Accessibility is Carolyn’s key philosophy with her teaching, demystifying techniques to allow every quilter to discover their own voice.
Teaching for Arena travel is a great opportunity to combine her love of travel and stitching and the projects for these trips will reflect and explore techniques from Quilting on the Go.
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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.
Single Room Supplement from £55.00 (3 days).
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.
This stylish and contemporary four-star hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. In a convenient location, Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club is easily accessible from the M1, M6, M40 and Birmingham Airport, and is just a short drive to Northampton and Coventry.
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