Image: The Caster Quilt, House of Quinn.
With lockdown lifting, we are pleased to be able to add studio workshops to our autumn programme and to start planning to meet face to face again. We’re announcing two sessions in October: Block Printing with Molly Mahon at The Flower Factory, London on 24 October and Repair and Restore with House of Quinn at The Artworkers' Guild, London, also on 24 October. And three sessions in November, Slow Stitching with Claire Wellesley-Smith on 7 November, Stitching a Story with Gina Ballinger on 14 November and Silk Painting with Rose de Borman on 28 November 2020.
Image: Molly Mahon
Molly Mahon’s printed fabrics bring cloth and colour alive. Based in Sussex, Molly is a British printmaker whose designs are applied to fabrics, wallpapers and a growing range of homewares. Inspired by nature, travels to India and inspiration from her daily life, Molly turns images into repeat designs and carves them into a wooden block which is then used to print. The workshop will be inspired by the English garden and you will have the opportunity to print napkins, a table runner, a cushion or a length of fabric with Molly's new floral blocks.
House of Quinn is a design practice creating narrative-based collections of work with a focus on traditional craft techniques and application. Founded by Julius Arthur in 2016, House of Quinn is a place for exploration in craft, making and design. During this workshop, Julius will guide you through a creative approach to applique and textiles collage so that you can create your own quilted wall hanging. You will begin by learning a little bit about House of Quinn's own practises, showing you a selection of quilt work and inspiration to help you start thinking creatively about your abstract quilt composition. Julius will teach you how to use a range of hand applique techniques to create a unique composition that you will then hand quilt and bind to turn it into a wall hanging. This workshop is an opportunity to deconstruct traditional quilting techniques and experiment so that you can create something that is personal to you.
For more information and to book your place, visit the Workshops page.