Inspired by Japanese Boro and Gees Bend Quilts you will make a miniature art quilt out of scraps of material & other treasures you might otherwise throw away. The technique is very easy to learn, and fun to do as you place your scraps in different layers and orientations to create beautiful effects. Using simple hand stitches, you'll densely stitch your quilt to enhance the textures.
Dates: Saturday 4 March & 8 Apr, 1-4pm
Cost: $170 Materials: $2 paid to tutor
Guest Tutor: Sue Traylen is an experienced local textile artist who has taught several classes at Opendrawer. She is a very popular tutor for her gentle and approachable manner, and her quiet sense of fun. We particularly admire her great sense of colour & form, and are proud to feature her woven pieces for sale in Opendrawer's shop from time to time - snap them up if you see them, they don't stay long.
- Inspired by Japanese Boro, use scraps of fabric you might otherwise throw out
- Learn to layer and orient shapes to make interesting effects
- Using simple stitches, 'quilt' the scraps together to enhance the texture of your piece
- Take home your own unique boro-inspired miniature art quilt
- Sewing kit - scissors, pins, needle, sewing cotton
- Variety of fabric scraps - small & medium sized - old clothes like jeans & shirts can be used too.
- (Optional) Opendrawer has suitable fabric scraps for sale - pick your own for $5 per bag.
Comfortable clothing for sitting & crafting.
Adults 15 years and older, no experience necessary, as long as you can hand sew a simple running stitch.
Vendor sincce 2015
Be enticed by the colour and texture of Opendrawer. Founded by Robyn Steel-Stickland (& co.) in 2010, we've been described as edgy, arty, elegant, unique and quirky. Part gallery shop for handmade artist product from all around Australia. Part vintage and textile art supply wonderland. Part workshop for people of all skill levels. All creativity hub.
At Opendrawer, you'll learn skills, techniques and ideas that encourage you to find your own creativity.
You can enrol in courses or workshops in felt, creativity, sewing, embroidery, book making, crochet, dyeing, drawing, jewellery making, paper sculpture, art & design, mixed media, and more.
We're open to expressions of interest, so let us know if there's something you want to learn.
If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit you, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.
If Opendrawer cancels a workshop, you will be given a full refunds or can choose a replacement workshop to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is necessary due to insufficient enrolments.
A $10 admin fee applies to all changes of date/workshop bookings.
Cancellations made within two weeks of the booked workshop will forfeit 50% of the advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will forfeit the full advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.
If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit your, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.
A minimum of five people are required for a workshop to run. Opendrawer reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum booking is not achieved. Full refunds will be given or a replacement workshop offered to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is deemed necessary.Unfortunately, due to the workshop timetable no makeup classes are avaiable.