Improvisational Patchwork Cushions

24 Feb 2022
6:45 pm
3 hour course
SW13 0DQ

Sewing and stitching course

Thursday 24th February | 6:45pm to 9:45pm

We’re really excited to host textile artist Lauren MacDonald for this new course. Lauren’s studio Working Cloth draws its inspiration from "historical design movements and an innate respect for those who came before" to make stunning homewares full of style and texture. 

In this three hour course, students will be taught the art of improvisational patchwork - a fun and relaxing way to piece together fabrics without a pattern. 

Students will use this technique to create a cushion with an envelope back closure. You will learn string piecing, two methods of finishing your seams, and many patchwork tips and tricks to make the most of your scrap fabric. 

As we’re all becoming more aware of waste, this is a perfect way to use scraps of material you have lying around at home, or old clothes you love but no longer wear. Bring them along to create your cushion. Mid-weight, woven fabrics are easiest for beginners to work with (but also, don’t let this put you off if you don’t have anything - we will provide plenty of material). 

Students will go home with an item to be proud of on any bed or sofa and a skill that can be replicated on other pieces. 

If you’d like to bring your own sewing machine, just let us know when booking.

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