Creative Patchwork and Quilting at The Cosy Cabin

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The course aim is to learn how to design ad then create original items of patchwork, quilting, applique and sttched textiles by hand and machine

  • Duration: Six terms over two years
  • Fees: £345 per 10 week term (inc Cosy Cabin room hire). There is an additional one off Creative Stitch registration fee of £90 payable at the start of the first term.
  • Tutor: Diane Tompkins
  • Application Form: Creative Stitch Course Application Form
  • Contact: Contact the course tutor

This course from Sept 2021 will take place each Tuesday at The Cosy Cabin, Risby Barns, Bury St Edmunds. 10.00-15:00 term-time only.

Course also available by distance learning

The course aim is to learn how to design and then create original items of patchwork, quilting, applique and stitched textiles by hand and machine

Term one – Landscapes and Seascapes

  • Design work on line and shape
  • Colouring fabric
  • Stitching techniques by hand and machine to include quilting, cording, trapunto and tied quilting
  • Assessment piece to make an original small stitched item on the theme e.g a bag, cushion or container

Term two – Flora and Fauna

  • Design work on colour and texture
  • Printing onto fabric
  • Stitched techniques using applique, edges and finishes and fuse effects
  • Assessment piece to design and make an original wall hanging

Term three – Ethnic studies

  • Design work inspired by educational visits
  • Design work based on studies into different ethnicities and cultural artefacts
  • Indigo dyeing and shibori resist
  • Stitched techniques such as Kantha, Sashiko, Boro and Pojagi
  • Assessment piece to make an item of clothing on the theme

Term four – Towns and Cities

  • Design work based on architecture or industry
  • Design using new technologies
  • Stitched techniques looking at a variety of patchwork methods including crazy, foundation, curved
  • Quilt construction
  • Assessment to make a small lap quilt

Term five – Textile Heritage

  • Research into historic British quilting
  • Design work based on traditional techniques
  • Stitched techniques on English patchwork, block patchwork, whole cloth quilting, hand quilting
  • Design work in preparation for Final Quilt

Term six – Putting it all together

  • Assessment to design and make a Final Quilt
  • Prepare for Graduate Show