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Small Quilts – Experimental patchwork and quilting with Deborah Manson

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Phoenix Brighton

10-14 Waterloo Pl

Brighton

BN2 9NB

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The women of the Gee’s Bend made quilts from old clothes and salvaged cloth. Taking these pieces as our starting point we will consider how quilts can reveal stories and hold layered meaning.

Over 4 sessions there will be an opportunity to make a small quilt or wall hanging from ‘found cloth’ using experimental approaches to patchwork and quilting, exploring the slow craft process of piecing, layering, hand stitching and quilting: sharing cloth stories and making new ones.

Small quilts workshop is a practical making course and aims to encourage playfulness and an experimental approach to hand making in a supportive atmosphere. It is suitable for beginners with an interest in textiles but a basic knowledge of hand sewing would be useful.

Please come with an open mind as it is not a traditional patchwork or quilting course.

Some materials and equipment will be provided. Students will need to bring: fabric scissors; 2 x old garments, salvaged fabrics or charity shop finds to unpick and repurpose; old sheets, blankets or thick fabrics to be used for wadding (these could be sourced from home or a second hand /charity shop); any other sewing materials, threads or equipment you would especially like to use.

Costs: £160
Days: 4 Sundays
Times: 10:30 - 16:30
Dates: 14 January - 4 February
Room: Red room
Maximum: 10

Deborah Manson studied Illustration at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and went on to work as a designer and teacher. Recently she gained an MA in Textile Design from Chelsea College of Art where she further developed her interest in sustainable approaches to making exploring dye, print and quilt making processes. Her approach to design is often playful and collaborative, using slow, craft based processes to make her work. She enjoys passing on her skills and sharing ideas with others and continues to teach and exhibit her work.
www.deborahmanson.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/deborahmanson

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