13 April 2019, Hand Stitch Quilting with Abigail Booth, London, UK - Selvedge Magazine

13 April 2019, Hand Stitch Quilting with Abigail Booth, London, UK

£130.00 GBP

Saturday 13 April 2019 11-5, £130 including lunch

Taught by Abigail Booth

Forest + Found, is the joint venture of  Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge. For now, Booth has focused on quilting and Bainbridge on woodworking and their approach could not be more organic. The wood shavings left over from Bainbridge’s practice are used by Booth to dye the cloth she then quilts – she explains that the natural tannins found in different types of wood can create an array of delicate tones, from black and grey to soft purples.

“Her quilts have a simple gravitas; strong graphic motifs based around traditional quilting techniques reflecting chevrons, scallops, crosses and triangles. Machine pieced and then hand-quilted using English waxed linen thread, they often express the tonal subtleties of the natural dyes.” – Ptolemy Mann 

On this course you will learn the art of traditional hand-stitched quilting. You'll be taught how to layer a quilt in preparation for hand stitching. Once ready you can choose to either learn the traditional technique of Baptist Fan quilting (used by Amish quilt makers) or how to transfer a stitch design of your own onto your quilt sample.

During the class you will be taught how to use various quilting techniques including burying your threads to give a clean finish on the surface of your quilt. Finally you'll learn how to finish your sample by binding using a blind stitch.

Students will need:

The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT

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