Would you like to start making patchwork? Then join tutor Penny Bicknell for this weekend beginners’ course as she shows you how to select fabrics, cut squares and join them together to create a larger square. This then will be cut apart and re-sewn to form an entirely new pattern. Penny will show you how colour palettes work and the ways to choose your fabrics, and much more.
And once you have mastered the nine patch pattern, you will be attracted to other designs. You can decide whether to choose to make a baby quilt, wall hanging or table centre piece. Or you may be really grabbed by this hobby and enthusiastically sew a full bed quilt. But be warned - patchwork can be highly addictive. Once you start, it could well draw you in and you are likely to become hooked as you develop your skills and create spectacular pieces of textile art and the heirlooms of the future.
No experience needed for this course - just enthusiasm and a desire to learn.
Penny Bicknell is an experienced quilter who enjoys passing on her skills and expertise to students through fun workshops. A member of the Quilters’ Guild, she is passionate about fabric and design. While many of her designs have
a traditional basis, she applies contemporary hand and machine appliqué to reinforce her own individual style. Let her enthusiasm spill over and help you develop a truly rewarding hobby.