Teaching Diary

Upcoming Events

Knitting and Stitching Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh      27 April 2017 – 30 June 2017 , @ Knitting and Stitching Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh
I will be teaching a selection of workshops at the show.

The Silver Thimble, Barton Hill, near York, England      01 July 2017 – , @ The Silver Thimble, Barton Hill, near York, England
Painted Figures. My figures are easily created on Lutradur (a spun bonded textile) with paints and then applied to a beautiful background fabric. Machine stitching secures the figure and also creates an opportunity to work with lovely variegated threads to give additional shading to the garments. In the workshop you will have the choice of two different patterns to work with featuring Indian ladies wearing flowing saris. I will go over a step-by-step process of how you can create your own figures so that you can work this into your own future designs.

The Silver Thimble, Barton Hill, York, Travellers Tales Told in Little Lanscapes      02 July 2017 – , @ The Silver Thimble, Barton Hill, York,
Conjure up the atmosphere and capture memories of special places in this workshop.  Colour is one of the main topics of this workshop: how to use colour to set a mood and atmosphere. Create a background stratum of colour and then superimpose a tiny, pictorial glimpse or detail of the scene. Aspects of design, (proportion, line, balance) and quilting patterns will be discussed to add meaning to the piece and later students can hand embellish with embroidery and beads.  We will also touch on gilding techniques.  These pieces are A4 sized, achievable and manageable in a workshop.  A choice of kits can be supplied for this workshop containing everything you require to finish the project. Students should have basic rotary cutting and sewing machine skills. A Requirements List will be supplied for the additional items over and above the kit. Students will be very close to having a completed item at the end of the workshop. Workshop based on ‘Storm Shoreline’ ©Pat Archibald.

Mole Valley Quilters, Surrey, England, Evening Talk      06 July 2017 – ,
Topic to be decided

Mole Valley, Quilters, Surrey, England, Japanese Inspirations      07 July 2017 – ,
Japanese art is renowned for its classic simplicity and purity of form. Pat has made many pieces inspired by Japanese style and often uses the stylised family crest symbols in her work either as quilted, appliquéd or even painted and foiled designs. On the course choose one or more family crest symbols to transfer easily onto fabric using oil paint sticks and then quilt, add surface embellishment and stitchery. Aspects of Japanese design applicable to a small piece will be discussed and the workshop will finish with a demonstration of simple cord making. Students should have basic rotary cutting and sewing machine skills. A Requirements List will be supplied and a small fee charged for the use of paintsticks and stencil brush. Students will be very close to having a completed item at the end of the workshop. Workshop based on ‘A Celtic Wedding Kimono’ ©Pat Archibald.

Mole Valley Quilters, Surrey, England, Sunset colours      09 July 2017 – ,
Sunset Colours (one day class)

Colour is often a stumbling block for many quilters. Bring a picture of your favourite sunset and we will evaluate, explore and use the colours in different ways to produce a dynamic abstract piece of work full of atmosphere and colourful energy. At the end of the workshop students will have a greater understanding of the main types of colour schemes – complementary, analogous and triadic – and how to use these to effect in their work. This knowledge can be transferred into contemporary or traditional quiltmaking. Students should have basic rotary cutting and sewing machine skills. A Requirements List will be supplied. Students will be very close to having a completed item at the end of the workshop.

Blairgowrie, Scotland      29 July 2017 – , @ Blairgowrie, Scotland

Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham      10 August 2017 – 13 August 2017 ,
I will have my usual stand , QIA10, and will be teaching daily workshops.

Duns, Borders, Scotland, Windows on the World      02 September 2017 – ,
Windows on the World (Foundation Pieced) (one day class)

Choosing from the soft colours of the Highlands of Scotland, the burning colours of the heat of the African sun or the cool blues of the Great Barrier Reef, foundation piece a miniature landscape.  The use of colour, quilting designs, and the technicalities of foundation piecing are covered as well as ways of gilding fabrics.  Working from your chosen kit and a formula make a prototype to convey the atmosphere of your chosen country. Students should have basic rotary cutting and sewing machine skills. A Requirements List will be supplied for the additional items over and above the kit. Students will be very close to having a completed item at the end of the workshop.

Findhorn Village Quilters, Moray, Scotland      09 September 2017 – , @ Findhorn Village, Moray, Scotland
Topic to bedecided

Roseisle Quilters, Moray, Scotland      10 September 2017 – , @ Roseisle, Moray
Topic to be decided.

Thistle Quilters, Edinburgh      19 September 2017 10:00 – , @ Fairmilehead Parish Church, EH10 7AA
Morning talk – 'From Ideas to Finished Work'

STITCHING HOLIDAY IN SPAIN – Castanea      24 September 2017 – 30 September 2017 ,
Accents on Africa
Use the hot simmering colours of the African plains or the blues and greens of the rainforests to create a variety of projects inspired by the African continent. Print with traditional blocks made from the calabash gourds and incorporate these into a unique piece of work.
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Christchurch National Quilt Symposium New Zealand      05 October 2017 – 10 October 2017 , @ Christchurch, NZ
I will be teaching a variety of workshops and also lecturing at the Symposium

Veronique, Fabric Shop Elgin      27 October 2017 – , @ Veronique's Shop, Elgin
Workshop topic to be decided

Speyside Quilters, Fochabers, Scotland      28 October 2017 – ,
Workshop to be decided.

Roseisle Quilters, Moray, Scotland      29 October 2017 – , @ Roseisle Quilters, Moray, Scotland
Topic to be decided

Findhorn Village Quilters, Moray, Scotland      30 October 2017 – , @ Findhorn Village, Moray, Scotland
Topic to be decided

TEXTILE TOUR OF VIETNAM – Textures of Vietnam      07 November 2017 – 22 November 2017 ,
Join me on a fabulous tour of Vietnam visiting Hanoi, Mai Chau, Sapa, Hoi An and Ho Chi Min and enjoy a cruise in Halong Bay. The tour is steeped in textiles and cultural visits and will be the trip of a lifetime. http://www.arenatravel.com/our-holidays/stitchtopia/textures-of-vietnam
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Findhorn Village Quilters, Moray, Scotland      25 November 2017 – , @ Findhorn Village, Moray, Scotland
Topic to be decided

Roseisle Quilters, Moray, Scotland      26 November 2017 – , @ Roseisle Quilters, Moray, Scotland
Topic to be decided.

The Royal Bridlington, East Yorkshire      29 November 2017 – 01 December 2017 , @ The Royal Bridlington
Workshops to be decided

Northern Ireland      06 January 2018 – ,
Workshops to be decided

Tryst Patchwork, Edinburgh,      26 January 2018 – ,
Workshop to be decided.

Dublin, Quilters Guild of Ireland      09 March 2018 – 11 March 2018 ,
Workshops and talks to be decided

QGBI Regional Day Region 8, Essex      17 March 2018 – 18 March 2018 ,
Talk and workshop to be confirmed

Saxmundham, Essex, England      18 March 2018 – ,
Workshop to be confirmed

Blackwater Quilters, Essex, England      20 March 2018 – ,
Workshop to be confirmed

Roothing Valley Quilters, Essex, England      20 March 2018 – 21 March 2018 ,
Talk and workshop to be confirmed

Piers Patchers, Essex, England      21 March 2018 – 22 March 2018 ,
Talk and workshop to be confirmed

Ferrers Quilters, Essex, England      22 March 2018 – 23 March 2018 ,
Talk and workshop to be confirmed

Garstang Quilters, Preston, England      18 April 2018 – 19 April 2018 ,
Talk and Workshops to be decided

Lutterworth Piecemakers, Lutterworth, England      09 May 2018 – 10 May 2018 ,
Talk and worskshop to be confirmed

Textend, North Kilworth, England      11 May 2018 – ,
Workshop to be confirmed

Pieceful days Quilters, Stockton on Tees, England      28 June 2018 – ,
Workshop to be decided

Scunthorpe, England      29 June 2018 – ,
Workshop to be decided

Grimsby, England      30 June 2018 – ,
Workshop to be decided

The Silver Thimble, Barton Hill, York, England      01 July 2018 – 02 July 2018 ,
Topics to be decided

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