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Forage by Lisa Mattock – The Woodland Series
March 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$150
The Woodland Series
The Woodland Series is a nine block quilt, with each
block or panel themed with a different woodland
motif. In the Woodland Workshop we will work on the
Mushroom Panel, but Lisa will also share with you the
rest of the story so you can see how it will all come
together if you choose to make the full quilt.
A starter pack is included in the cost of the class.
Additional starter packs will be available for each
panel (additional cost)
These contain a selection of beautiful reclaimed
and vintage fabrics from France, specially curated by
Lisa to suit each Woodland motif, as well as Wonderfil
Eleganza Perle 8 thread and the necessary template and
instructions for each panel.
The Notion of ‘Slow Stitching’
Slow stitching centres around the ‘make do and mend’ and ‘waste not, want not’ ethos of yesteryear.
It is a nod to the generations that came before ours in which reusing and recycling were necessary and admirable. This is not a complicated process which relies on numerous fancy, perfectly executed stitches and fastidious neatness. Rather, Lisa embraces the timeworn nature of our materials, and the individuality of our stitching methods. Simplicity is key.
Stitching methods… simple and repetitive
Lisa draws inspiration from the Japanese stitching methods of boro and sashiko and takes a mixture of repurposed, recycled, inherited and vintage textiles to create a background of artwoks.
Students will stitch their background using simple stab stitch to connect their pieces of upcycled cloth.
A stitched silhouette can then be added as a finishing embellishment to the stitched cloth background.
Sashiko (literally ‘little stabs’ ) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching.
Boro is the art of mending rags or scraps of cloth. The term boro is also used to describe clothes and household items which have been patched- up and repaired many times.
Each student will be supplied with all necessary materials, including class notes and a goodie bag which includes an array of reclaimed textiles, threads and embellishments.
|Level of skill||Beginners to advanced|
|Hours of attendance||10:00am to 3:00pm|
|Cost||$150 with Starter pack included|