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Creative Collection: Patchwork
Textile skills workshop inspired by our collection
Be inspired by stunning patchwork in the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection and create your own patchwork piece with friendly guidance and lots of tips and encouragement from expert designer-maker Rabia Sharif.
Rabia Sharif is a designer with real creative flair, working with hand embroidery, beadwork, Kantha work, feltmaking and fashion design. Her work is included in Hand Stitch Perspectives, Alice Kettle and Jane McKeating’s recent review of contemporary hand stitch.
We have also commissioned work from Rabia; her stunning stitched textile panel celebrating the life and work of our Collection’s founder, Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth, welcomes visitors to the textile gallery.
About this workshop
Group Size: a maximum of 14 attendees.
Skills needed: Some knowledge of hand sewing would be useful.
Skills learnt: In this exciting workshop you will create a pincushion using the traditional hexagonal 'Grandmother's Flower Garden' motif. You will learn the traditional technique of English Paper Piecing, stitching fabric around geometric paper templates by hand using tacking, running stitch and whip stitch. You can also experiment with Fussy Cutting, targeting and cutting out specific motifs printed on the fabric to create your own unique design.
Materials: a selection of patterned cotton fabrics for patchworking, sewing thread and polyester filling included in workshop price.
Equipment to bring: Please bring a basic sewing kit which includes fabric scissors, embroidery scissors, and pins and needles.
Venue: the wonderful setting of the historic Library at Gawthorpe Hall.
Meeting Point: The 'Gawthorpe Textiles Collection Event' sign at the side entrance of Gawthorpe Hall (Please do not use the main entrance to the Hall).
From the car park follow the signs for the Hall and then the sign for 'Toilets Cafe Offices' into the courtyard. Walk through the courtyard and along the paved path following the sign for 'Hall, LCC Office'. The side entrance is at the end of this path and the event signboard will be here on the day.
Parking: Free parking in the main visitors car park, approximatley 150 yards from the Hall. There is also a mobility drop-off point closer to the Hall.
Access: Gawthorpe Hall is a Grade 1 Listed Elizabethan country house. Due to the historic nature of the building there is no wheelchair access. There is one flight of internal stairs to the Library. If you have limited mobility please contact us.
Please note: Bring warm clothing with you, it can be chilly in the Library all year round!
Toilets for visitors are in the courtyard, approximately 25 yards from the Hall.
If you need to contact us about an event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01282 773963.Please note: all staff at the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection work part-time. Wednesdays and Thursdays are our usual days in the office.
A refund is available if you cancel your booking up to 3 weeks before the day of the event and will incur a £5 administration charge. Refunds are not available less than 3 weeks before an event. To obtain a refund, please email email@example.com. Refund requests will be processed as quickly as possible, but may take up to 2 weeks.
We reserve the right to cancel this event due to low booking numbers and will notify you of this by email at the latest 1 week before the event. We also reserve the right to cancel this event due to any unforseen circumstances beyond our control and will notify you of this by email as soon as is reasonably possible. In either circumstance, we will refund your payment in full, including the booking fee.
When & Where
Gawthorpe Textiles Collection
Gawthorpe Textiles Collection is an independent charity based at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Lancashire. Originally called the Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth Collections, the charity was created after the death of our founder, Miss Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth (1886- 1967) to care for the collection of textiles she had amassed and to make it accessible through learning programmes and curated collection displays in the Hall itself.
We work in partnership with Lancashire County Council and the National Trust, who together manage the Hall and its grounds.