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TRADITIONAL HAND STITCH QUILTING WITH ABIGAIL BOOTH
Sat 5 November 2016, 11:00 – 17:00 GMT
Forest + Found is a sustainable craft and design partnership set up by Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth in late 2014. Their practice has an emphasis on material and process, working with traditional methods of craft tand the use of hand tools and the direct experience of hand crafting an object.
On this course you will learn the art of traditional hand-stitched quilting, where you will be taught a choice of the traditional Baptist Fan technique used by Amish quilt makers or learn how to transfer a design of your own making onto a fabric of your choice.
You will be taught how to layer a quilt ready for hand stitching, and how to use various quilting techniques such as burying your threads to give a clean finish on the surface of your quilt. Towards the end of the session you will be shown how to bind your sample by hand using a blind stitch.
Students will need to bring their own fabric:
You need 60cm x 60cm (one piece for the front and one for the back) This can be plain or patterned, but be aware that the busier the pattern, the more difficult it is to see the stitch design.
You will also need a cotton or bamboo quilt wadding 60 x 60cm and a contrasting waxed quilting thread in a colour of your choice.
A maximum of 7 people per class
This course is suitable for all abilities, please email Emma with any dietry requirements or questions- email@example.com