Talks and Workshops

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The Story So Far
An illustrated talk about my development as a quiltmaker
and the various influences along the way.

Colour Stories
Colouring fabrics is my passion and I will share with you the many ways I dye,
print and create many special effects on cloth.




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Something different?

Pojagi Piecing
Explore this traditional Korean patchwork technique and create an elegant hanging
 or wrapping cloth (Pojagi) where the hand stitched seams on one layer of cloth 
become the main feature of the design.           

Colour Confidence
How does colour work? Learn a few simple rules which will give you confidence
to select and use your fabrics in a positive way. Put the rules to the test and design
a stunning piece of patchwork.

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Machine Quilting Workshops

Machine Quilting for the Terrified
If you would like to learn the basics of machine quilting
but are not sure where to begin, then this is the workshop for you.
Once mastered this technique will change your life!

The Beginners Guide to Free Motion Quilting
There will be plenty of tips, techniques and practical information in this step by
step workshop for those new to free motion quilting.

Take One Flower
Improve your machine quilting skills in this stimulating workshop
where you will use a 'challenge' flower fabric as inspiration for the quilting design
(challenge fabric provided).
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Patchwork Workshops

Strippy Quilt
This popular workshop uses a very simple technique but gives fabulous and unexpected
 results. Begin with a stash of fabrics plus one strong contrast or a jelly roll and end the day
 with a lovely quilt top. You may even have started quilting it as well!

Cut and Come Again
This new workshop is a fun, relaxed method for producing
attractive blocks using your fabric stash.
Just bring along a collection of fabrics and start cutting and stitching.
There will be lots of ideas for assembling your blocks to make an attractive quilt.

Kaleidoscopic Colour
Experiment with exciting colour combinations
and produce wonderful effects using the traditional Kaleidoscope block.
The finished size of the piece depends on how adventurous you are feeling!

Pleat, Tuck and Fray
Create new and exciting surfaces through a variety of fabric manipulation techniques.
You will slash, bloom, fold, pleat, tuck and fray!

My fees for 2020 are as follows ~
Talk - £165 plus travel expenses of 50p per mile
Workshop - £265 plus travel expenses of 50p per mile
email ~ edwina.mackinnon@btinternet.com
mobile ~ 07891 079080