This workshop is a great way to get a taste of quilting and hand work without committing to a large project! You will learn a traditional star quilt block and transform it into a 50x50cm cushion cover with a border. The design itself will be patch worked together by a sewing machine, quilted by hand, and then sewn together into an envelope style cushion cover.
We will cover topics such as proper cutting and pressing, basting, and hand quilting.
Note: Hand quilting is a very meditative and slow process which has some benefits over machine quilting. The stitches are thicker and therefore create a lovely texture on the surface. Also, the maker has more control over what the stitches look like and the overall design. Students are encouraged to try hand quilting, but quilting by machine is also an option in this course. You can choose this as you go along.
Fabric is not included in this course, but tools and notions are provided.* You will get a list with the materials that you need.
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 and textile studio in Toronto for several years. She likes making all different things, but mostly her focus has been on hand quilting and natural dyeing as means of slowing down and enjoying the process of her craft. Alice teaches quilting and naturaly dying workshops and courses at De Steek on Sundays.
*It is possible to purchase the materials for the course in our shop. We are selling organic fabrics which are suitable for quilting. But you can also decide to purchase it somewhere else before you come to the course or bring fabric leftovers from old projects (just make sure it’s woven fabric and not stretchy).