Events, Holidays and Zoom Workshops

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS FROM MY STUDIO DIRECTLY TO YOUR LIVING ROOM

EASY TO BOOK BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS ON EACH LISTING.
YOU WILL BE EMAILED A REQUIREMENTS LIST AND A KIT IF DETAILED BELOW.
LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU ON ZOOM.
 

Cherry Blossom Spectacle Case or Rotary Cutter

Cherry Blossom Spec or Rotary Cutter Case

Case Workshop 19 August 2021 10am – 12.30pm

In this online hand-stitching, workshop delivered live on Zoom you will learn how to work with oil paint sticks with freezer paper stencils to create soft images of cherry blossoms. You will also be using the paint stick to create a painted border to your spec case. Once we have finished painting, I will demonstrate how to assemble all the component pieces of the kit by hand and then finish with a pretty, beaded edging. This is a lovely relaxing hand stitching workshop that will inspire you to create more of these items as gifts for friends. Stitch along with me or watch the Zoom workshop at your leisure once the link to the recording has been sent to you.  Zoom Recordings will be available for six months after the live workshop.
Once you have purchased and paid for your workshop, a Requirements List will be sent directly to your email account. Closer to the workshop date a kit will be sent to you by post that will include all the fabrics and wadding, a small oil paint stick sample, prepared freezer paper stencil, beads and templates that you will require for the workshop. Fabrics may vary from those illustrated.
You will also be sent a link to the Zoom workshop.
I look forward to meeting you on Zoom.
Book by clicking here
http://www.patarchibald.com/?product=cherry-blossom-spectacle-case-or-rotary-cutter-case-19-august-2021-10am-12-30pm

Introduction to making a small Kantha Quilted Bag
8th September 2021 with Pat Archibald

In this workshop you will learn Indian Kantha Quilting Techniques. This is a lovely relaxing hand stitching technique that you will work onto your choice of fabrics using your choice of an elephant or bird motif or perhaps both. I will demonstrate the stitching, show you how to easily turn this stitched panel into a small drawstring bag that could hold jewellery or some sewing tools. The bag could be entirely made by hand or you could machine stitch to speed up the bag making element of the work.
Book at https://www.arenatravel.com/craft-holidays/view-all/

Glimmer and Glitz with Shi Sha Mirrors Workshop 14 September 2021 10am – 12.30pm

In this online workshop delivered live on Zoom you will learn Indian Kantha Quilting Techniques. This is a lovely relaxing hand stitching technique that you will work onto a pre-printed elephant panel that I will provide for you. I will demonstrate the stitching, show you how to apply shisha mirrors, introduce embellishment ideas and finish off by showing you how to make traditional Rajasthani tassels and add a neat machine stitched, beaded, edging. This is a lovely relaxing workshop that will inspire you to create more of these items as gifts for friends. Stitch along with me or watch the Zoom workshop at your leisure once the link to the recording has been sent to you.  Zoom Recordings will be available for six months after the live workshop.
Once you have purchased and paid for your workshop, a Requirements List will be sent directly to your email account. Closer to the workshop date a kit will be sent to you that will include a small elephant panel, wadding, backing, shisha mirrors and tassel fabrics.  Embellishments and colours may vary from those illustrated here.
You will also be sent a link to Zoom workshop.
I look forward to meeting you on Zoom.
Book by clicking here

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Origami Style Bags Workshop 16 September 10am – 12.30pm

In this online hand-stitching, workshop delivered live on Zoom you will learn how to make an origami style bag. Once you have mastered a simple version, I will show you how to adapt the pattern to make more complex looking bags but in fact they are easy to do but just take a bit more time. I will demonstrate all the folding and stitching techniques as you work along with me. I will introduce other embellishment to you, as well as a variety of handles to complete the bag. This is a lovely relaxing machine stitching workshop that will inspire you to create more of these items as gifts for friends. Stitch along with me or watch the Zoom workshop at your leisure once the link to the recording has been sent to you.  Zoom Recordings will be available for six months after the live workshop.
Once you have purchased and paid for your workshop, a Requirements List will be sent directly to your email account so that you can choose your own selection of fabrics in plenty time for the workshop. Closer to the workshop date a link to the Zoom Workshop will be sent to you.
I look forward to meeting you on Zoom.
Book by clicking here
http://www.patarchibald.com/?product=origami-style-bags-workshop-16-september-10am-12-30pm

 

STITCHTOPIA
Textiles of Morocco
1-15 September 2022

Join me to discover the highlights of Morocco, the indigenous Amazigh/Berber culture and extraordinary textile traditions on this fascinating tour.
We’ll visit women’s cooperatives that combine age-old skills with new innovations. In Marrakesh we’ll enjoy the exquisite Yves Saint Laurent museum featuring his fashion designs as well as the Berber Museum that houses the Moroccan textiles and jewellery that inspired his work.
Following the ancient trade routes across the High Atlas Mountains to the Sahara we find weavers of carpet and cloth and traditional embroiderers in these remote locations, where they still employ their skills and maintain their traditional lifestyle. Add to this the Imperial city of Fez, the ‘blue city’ of Chefchaouen and the capital Rabat.
The tour includes hands-on experiences and demonstrations with local artisans as well as hand-sewing workshops with our accompanying textile expert.
https://www.arenatravel.com/craft-holidays/morocco-textile

SCOTTISH TEXTILE TOUR
with Pat Archibald
Sadly postponed until 2022 but watch this space for new dates 

Scotland has a rich and diverse textile heritage, from weaving and sewing in the home, to full scale mechanized factory textile production, and needlework associations- these all have their part to play in documenting the industrial and social history of Scotland. Accompanied by myself, a quilter and Edinburgh resident, this tour will take us from Glasgow to Perth via Edinburgh as we explore the history of textiles in Scotland and enjoy three half-day hand sewing workshops with me.

OUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Hand sewing workshops with myself
Discover the Art Nouveau magic of Charles Rennie Mackintosh on a walking tour of Glasgow
Visit Kelvingrove Museum, Wemyss School of Textiles museum and Scotland’s oldest inhabited home Traquair House
Discover 2,000 Years of Textiles at National Museum of Scotland
Explore the National Trust of Scotland’s Weavers Cottage
…and so much more.

https://www.arenatravel.com/craft-holidays/textile-scotland

 

STITCHTOPIA
French Chateau Quilting Retreat
Postponed until 2022
with Pat Archibald

Join me for a week of creativity surrounded by fabulous alpine landscapes. We’ll be staying at the wonderful Chateau des Comtes de Challes, a stunning 15th Century chateau that has been lovingly restored and retains many of its traditional features. There will be great opportunities to learn new quilting techniques during the 4 days of workshops, as well as to explore the local area on two included excursions.
https://www.arenatravel.com/craft-holidays/french-chateau-quilting-retreat.

STITCHTOPIA
Alsace European Quilting Festival
Postponed until 2022

Join me in the heart of the beautiful Alsace and immerse yourself in textiles & patchwork at the charming Carrefour Européen du Patchwork – a quilt show with a difference!
Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks.  I will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.
https://www.arenatravel.com/craft-holidays/alsace-european-patchwork-festival

STITCHTOPIA
Carcassonne Quilting Retreat
Postponed until 2022
with Pat Archibald

Join me on a wonderfully relaxing trip to historic Carcassonne in France’s sunny south-west corner to savour the amazing architecture and atmosphere of this World Heritage Site, enjoy the luxury of a top-class hotel and indulge in four days of quilting.

Carcassonne really is a fantastic sight to behold and on this tour we not only stay right in the historic heart of the medieval fortress town, we quilt there too. The patio doors of our workshop room lead to the tranquil hotel garden; a perfect location to focus on our projects. Our expert will be on hand to teach new techniques and lend her expertise, and there are Bernina machines to work on.

We’ll also enjoy an excursion to Mirepoix and Lavalanet and an introductory walking tour of medieval Carcassonne. You’ll also have time some free time to wander the perfectly preserved cobbled streets here; the ideal opportunity to unwind.
https://www.arenatravel.com/craft-holidays/carcassonne-quilt-retreat

STITCHTOPIA FESTIVAL
Stratford-upon-Avon
18th – 20th March 2022
3 days from £469pp

Join me for Stitchtopia’s biggest crafting event which is back for 2022! Spend a weekend with fellow crafters on this fantastic break, choosing your own workshops, and enjoying the fantastic facilities of our lovely hotel.
  • Enjoy two included workshops of your choice
  • Stay at a lovely 4-star hotel, half board
  • Spend a fantastic weekend with likeminded people, indulging in your favourite crafts  
  • Included use of the hotel leisure facilities, swimming pool, spa pool, sauna and gym
  • Enjoy evening talks and entertainment
  • Additional workshops can be added to your package – coming soon!
    You can book now by clicking on this link https://www.arenatravel.com/craft-holidays/stitchtopia-festival

 

STITCHTOPIA
Silk Road Journey through Uzbekistan
6 – 20 May 2022
with Pat Archibald

On this tour we’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand as we pass along the route of the Silk Road. We’ll see examples of local craftsmanship in embroidery, ikat fabrics, carpets and silks and enjoy an embroidery workshop with a local expert as well as two hand-stitching workshops with our expert. There’ll be plenty of opportunity for some retail therapy too, as we enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of the markets and bazaars throughout our journey.
https://www.arenatravel.com/craft-holidays/silk-road-journey-uzbekistan

 

 

 

 

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