Andycraft Retreats

Patchwork & Quilting

Stained Glass Appliqué

This course is suitable for enthusiastic beginners with a basic sewing knowledge, as well as those with more experience who wish to explore this particular patchwork technique.

Stained Glass Appliqué attempts to capture the style of the beautiful ecclesiastical windows found in most ancient churches and some stately homes. Using rich glowing colours in fabric and a narrow bias tape for the “leaded” outlines the designs can be translated in to textile wall hangings. Your choice of the 2 designs can each be created within the 3 days of the retreat (it’s never too early to start creating for Christmas) and will include instruction on the appliqué technique, adding mitred corners with the borders, layering the quilt top with wadding and a backing fabric, and instruction on how to machine quilt designs to complement and enhance the patchwork. The wall hanging will be completed by binding the edge and a hanging sleeve attached to the back to enable it to be hung if desired.

As part of the course I will demonstrate how to make your own ¼” wide bias tape for future reference, as it is only commercially available in limited colours, but for speed of use we will use a manufactured bias tape in the class. I will bring with me examples of other work using the ¼” bias tape to show its other uses, such as Celtic Knots in appliqué.

rose window christmas herald
Rose Window 28" x 28" Christmas Herald 23" x 31"

You will need to bring with you a sewing machine and general sewing and cutting equipment. Please bring Rotary cutting supplies if you have them - self healing cutting mat/rotary cutter/acrylic cutting ruler. I will supply in advance a full workshop requirements list regarding how much fabric to bring, but your choice of colours makes the work your own design. I will bring a supply of some fabric bundles and the bias tapes in Black, Gold and Silver, and other oddments you may wish to purchase from me. I will also be able to provide Cutting equipment sets to purchase at a special price, but these will need to be booked in advance.

The cost of this course is between £410.00 and £435.00 depending on the accommodation chosen.

The course tutor is Liz Musselwhite

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