Don't forget the Big Textile Show
Saturday 27th September 10 - 5 pm
Sunday 28th September 10 - 4 pm
at Leicester Grammar School
For more details re entrance fees,workshops and parking go to thebigtextileshow.co.uk
Thursday, 21 August 2014
There are places available on the following workshops.
Currently spaces are available for all these workshops, how to sign up can be found on the workshop page.
20th September Jacquie Durber - Bag Day
2nd October Philippa Naylor - Machine Traputo
Learn how easy and versatile machine trapunto can be, using regular straight stitch and free-motion techniques. A fabulous way of adding sculptural dimension to your work. Discuss material and equipment preferences, and gain insight into original and distinctive quilting patterns. After extensive demonstrations students produce a trapunto sample quilt using the techniques Philippa employs in her own work. Patterns are provided.
5th & 6th November - Amanda Hall (Monkey Buttons)
Lesley & Linda Bag
A Textile Journey - Magie Relph
Magie Relph is a quilter, textile artist, teacher and author. Since 1984 she has travelled throughout Africa studying, documenting and buying African textiles. In the 1990s she opened her battered cardboard suitcase of wax prints to her quilt group and her fair trade ‘accidental business' - The African Fabric Shop - was born. As an artist, she combines traditional, pictorial and experimental use of fabrics to create original wall hangings and quilts. Not surprisingly, you'll find African influences and fabrics in many of her pieces. Her first book - African Wax Print: A Textile Journey - provides a wealth of information and inspiration for textile artists, quilters, embroiderers, spinners, weavers, dyers - indeed anybody who loves and uses textiles.
In her talk “A Textile Journey” she focuses on a fabric that has become a defining metaphor of African design, fashion and expression, Africa Wax Print. Not to mention quilts made from the fabrics.
The African Fabric Shop will also be available for visitors and members to add to their fabric stashes.