24 October 2020, Repair and Restore, Virtual Workshop with House of Quinn
Saturday 24 October 2020, 11am-5pm BST (British Summer Time, London, UK)
£195 (price includes materials pack and a Selvedge tote bag)
Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom by House of Quinn
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.
The foundation for his work has been informed by the craftsmanship, heritage and stories that can be found in the objects we might interact with every day, exploring the idea that these ephemera can become vessels for narrative. Julius brings inspiration from his rural upbringing, the landscape and folklore into his work while also sourcing and foraging for textiles and renewed materials to become the basis of his collections. Working with the constraints of locally sourced materials and creating small-batch or unique objects for abode and dwelling.
Julius Arthur is a designer, artists and maker who holds a Master Degree in Fashion Design and Business Studies from the University of Brighton. He has exhibited work with Toast, Seasalt, Hole & Corner and The New Craftsmen as well as featured in international press publications such as Elle decoration, Kinfolk and Living etc.
Outline of the workshop
During this workshop, Julius will guide you through a creative approach to appliqué 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 appliqué 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. By the end of the workshop, you should be armed with the skills to carry on making at home.
In this workshop you will cover the following techniques:
● Textiles collage and composition
● Simple hand appliqué techniques and skills
● Constructing and finishing your quilted piece ready for display
This session is a creative session with a variety of skills designed to be achievable for all levels.
Materials pack - sent to participants prior to the workshop
- Fabric - Cotton or Linen
- Top fabric - 50x50cm
- Wadding - 52x52cm
- Backing fabric - 55 x 55 cm (cotton or linen)
- Freezer paper
- Selection of Scraps and remnants
- Sewing thread for appliqué (general cotton or polyester dressmaking thread) - mixed colours
- Quilting thread
- Sewing needles
NOTE: there is a £20 additional shipping charge for participants based outside of the UK. Details of how to pay will be provided once you have secured your place on the workshop.
Tools - provided by the participant
- Thread Snips or small sharp scissors
- Fabric Scissors
- Quilting rule or ruler of some kind at least 30cm
- Masking tape or painters tape
- Tailors Chalk or chalk marker
- Iron & heatproof board (ironing board)
- Paper and Pencil (drawing materials)
- Suggested items to bring with you (if they want to incorporate their own fabrics)
Suggested items to bring with you
Any cotton, linen or woven silks fabrics that you would like to incorporate or recycle from other items and matching sewing thread.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
All places reserved on workshops are non refundable, however, if you let us know you are not able to make a workshop you have booked at least two weeks prior to the event, we will re-advertise your place and refund your fee as long as we are able to sell your place and the workshop is fully booked.
If you require additional information about this workshop please contact Catherine Harris, email@example.com.