Come and join the immensely talented Abigail Booth of Forest + Found and learn the beautiful art of hand-stitched quilting.
You can either explore the traditional baptist fan technique used by Amish quilt makers or transfer a design of your own making onto a fabric of your choice.
Abigail will teach you how to layer a quilt ready for hand-stitching, and show you various techniques such as 'burying your threads' to give a clean finish on the surface of your quilt. Towards the end of the session you will be shown how to bind your sample by hand using a blind stitch.
Students will need to bring their own fabric. You need 60cm x 60cm (one piece for the front and one for the back) Your fabric can be plain or patterned, but please be aware, the busier the pattern, the more difficult it is to see the stitch design.
Cotton/Bamboo wadding, threads, lunch and refreshments are all included.
Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off all fabrics in-store prior to the course.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Forest + Found is a sustainable craft and design partnership set up by Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth in late 2014. Both having a background in Fine Art, their practice has an emphasis on material and process. Working with traditional methods of craft they produce contemporary wooden objects and hand stitched textiles. Their focus is on the use of hand tools and the direct experience of hand crafting the object. Simple acts of carving, hand stitching and natural dyeing are points of access in how they refine and develop their craft practice. Every object made in their London workshop has a direct relationship to the landscape and its architectural environment through the use of natural materials and considered design. From sourcing wood and dye plants in the forest, to each mark of the hand on an object, their work endeavours to tell a story.