Create your own handmade quilt! In this beginner quilt class, the stitches are what create the design of the quilt. Students come up with their own designs using stencils or geometric shapes, transfer them onto the fabric, and stitch by hand to complete their own throw size quilt or pillow cover. We will cover basting, assembly, and binding to create a unique finished product. The course is taught by Canadian textile designer Alice Tsibulsky.
> Intro to Whole Cloth – examples & samples
> Practice stitches on samples
> Discuss and apply design ideas
> Transferring design onto fabric
With this course the materials are excluded. You will get a little list with everything you need. You just have to purchase the materials, all tools and machines are included anyways. If you don’t know what to buy, you can also purchase all materials in our little store. Then you can choose between different organic fabrics. The batting we sell is an soya/cotton-mix, so all materials are animal-free as well (so no wool is used).*
Alice Tsibulsky is a textile artist with a background in cultural and environmental anthropology. She completed a Fibre Arts certificate course in Canada and has worked at a sewing studio in Toronto for several years. She likes making all different things, but lately her focus has been on hand quilting and natural dyeing as means of slowing down and enjoying the process of her craft.
*Organic materials can be a bit more expensive, so if you want cheaper materials it is better to search materials yourself. After purchase of the course you can download a list with all the materials you need.
**This course is in English and not in Dutch.
***We are taking extra corona-measures during this course. The class is taught on 1,5 m distance. You have to clean your machine/tools after use. Please bring as much of your own tools as possible, so we don’t have to exchange too much. The group is also smaller (3 or 4 students in total) and you have to wear a face mask when you walk around (you can take it of when you’re seated).