Images: quilts from the House of Quinn, Caster collection.
In October, we are hosting an abstract quilting workshop with House of Quinn: Repair and Restore. House of Quinn founder Julius Arthur will teach his creative approach to applique and textiles collage so that you can create your own quilted wall hanging from multiple textiles. Arthur is a designer, artist and maker with a Masters in Fashion Design and Business Studies from the University of Brighton. He has produced work for Toast, Seasalt, Hole & Corner and The New Craftsmen as well as having work featured in Elle Decoration, Kinfolk and Living etc. Arthur’s work is inspired by his rural upbringing, by the British landscape and folklore and by found textiles, which become the basis of his collections. For his design studio House of Quinn, Arthur works within the constraints of locally sourced materials and creating small-batch or unique objects for the home.
The workshop is an opportunity to deconstruct traditional quilting techniques and experiment so that you can create something that is personal to you. By the end of the workshop, you should be armed with the skills to carry on making at home. Skills covered include textiles collage and composition, simple hand applique techniques and skills and constructing and finishing your quilted piece ready for display.
The workshop is in-person, taking place at The Artworkers' Guild, London. Numbers are limited to allow for social distancing. The Artworker’s Guild is a Grade II listed building. Founded in 1884 by young architects and designers – including many of the Arts & Crafts movement – the Guild now comprises more than 400 active craftspeople, writers, historians and scientists. More than 60 crafts are represented, from glass engraving and wallpaper design to film-making and surgery.
For more information and to book your place on the workshop visit Selvedge Workshops.