Crazy patchwork is a fun stitch and flip patchwork technique that can create stunning results! It's also a great way to use up fabric scraps and remnants. Learn to create the centre piece and then build up the block using stitch and flip. You can use the panel to make a cushion cover, a bag front or create lots of blocks for a quilt top. In the class you'll make either a tote bag or an envelope back cushion cover.
You will need to bring remnants from 3/4 different fabrics, approximately 50cm in total. 2 Fat quarters for cushion backs or bag back and lining. For the cushion 3 self cover buttons, or a magnetic clasp for the bag.
Calico and wadding will be provided.
This class runs from 10.30am - 1.30pm
About your tutor:
Wendy has successfully worked as a freelance writer, teacher and author in the sewing industry all her working life, during which time she has held the role of editor of several leading sewing magazines as well as having written 21 books, including The Great British Sewing Bee from Stitch to Style. She also runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends and writes projects and technique articles for various magazines and her own resource website www.wendygardiner.co.uk which is packed with tips, techniques and projects. Wendy has also been a presenter on shopping channels Ideal World, Create & Craft TV and Sewing Street TV. Plus she works with the leading pattern and haberdashery companies in the UK and organisers of the Knitting and Stitching and Festival of Quilt shows to deliver extensive workshop programmes.
All this has led to Wendy having a strong reputation and indeed fan base because of her enthusiastic and friendly approach to sharing her passion for all things to do with sewing. She is well known by keen sewists as well as the leading companies in the industry for her extensive skill base and knowledge of the sewing market.
“I passionately believe in passing on sewing skills and knowledge so that more people can make their own fashion and furnishings and realise it’s a pastime that can be fast, fun, fashionable and affordable. With today’s modern equipment and sewing machines it really can be easy to sew and I love to share that fact.”