• Textile Exhibition by the Group Contemporary Quilters West

    Contemporary Quilters West is a grup of twenty two individuals, all living in the South West of the UK.

    We get to see a fascinating range of effects created by the various artists. Some of artists are interested in eco dyeing and even boiling fabric to see what the effect is.

    The group meet...

  • Classes with Craig Joubert

    5 videos

    Craig Joubert has been marbling since 1992 and loves to share his passion for marbling art with anyone willing to learn a new skill. He tells us that it might look complicated, but it is easy to do. Every design is unique. And it is fun to do for most ages.

    For those who might be less familia...

  • Classes with Sylvia Critcher

    22 videos

    Sylvia established her own unique process for combining raised quilt and stitch techniques to create wonderful effects.

    Sylvia views her role as helping to raise awareness of textiles so that they are on an equal footing with all other artefacts. Her mission is to keep alive lost skills, and to ...

  • Classes with Angela Daymond

    16 videos

    Angela Daymond is a textile artist, quilter and teacher who just loves to stitch.

    Angela was taught to sew by her mum and worked tirelessly on her children’s Holly Hobby sewing machine growing up. Today, she is rarely found without a needle in her hand and enjoys being driven to places so she c...

  • Classes with Jamie Malden

    9 videos

    Jamie brings a refreshing, accessible and comprehensive range of textile art ideas to inspire people of all levels.

    Jamie has a Master’s Degree in Art & Design, BEd (Hons) 2:1, and City & Guilds Machine Embroidery.

    She founded and ran The Charterhouse Square, one of London’s top, independent Pr...

  • Classes with Hilary Beattie

    4 videos

    Hilary is an award winning textile artist and quilter who works with a wide range of textiles and mixed media.

    Hilary loves to design and make her own materials using fabric, paper and paint. Then she uses these together with commercial materials to produce quilts and collages that reflect the b...

  • Classes with Angela Madden

    10 videos

    Angela Madden is an internationally recognised quilter, teacher and author.

    After working for many years as an Occupational Therapist, Angela gained a degree in adult education and changed direction to pursue her interest in patchwork and quilting.

    Angela has won awards for her quilts at all th...

  • Classes with Janet Clare

    8 videos

    Janet enjoys quilting, dressmaking, knitting, painting, drawing, gardening, baking and reading. She likes to be creative every day and loves being in her studio with her thrifted and hand-me down treasures.

    With over 25 years as a textile designer and teacher, Janet regularly hosts talks and wor...

  • Classes with Vendulka Battais

    5 videos

    Vendulka Battais is an award winning textile artist, tutor and half of the couple running textile studio OliVen in the heart of Suffolk.

    Vendulka started her creative journey making clothes from remnants with her mum in the Czech Republic. She learned simple patchwork when she moved to the UK a...

  • Classes with Dionne Swift

    6 videos

    Dionne paints with stitches to create dynamic, vibrantly coloured textiles. Her needle becomes her pen and thread her ink. The scale, emotion, and energy of her landscapes are inspirational.

    Dionne is a graduate of Goldsmith’s College, London University. She has a Masters in Textiles from UCE. A...

  • Classes with Kate Findlay

    16 videos

    Kate is an artist and teacher - - with an interest in techie stuff too. She did a textiles degree and worked in industry before teaching art and design technology in schools in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Kate left teaching in 2018 to go self-employed as an artist, and now spends her time creating...

  • Classes with Tess Grace

    9 videos

    Tess Grace is a block printing tutor who has a passion for pattern, printing, and crafting. Tess’ love for block printing started after a visit to Jaipur where she learned how to print.  She is dedicated to working with children and adults to discover the joy of creating and using a variety of te...

  • Classes with The Stitch Witch

    16 videos

    The Stitch Witch is Lynette Harris' creative identity and the guise behind which she can let her imagination run wild! Lynette had this to say about quilting: "I truly believe that patchwork and quilting should be a stimulating, enjoyable and stress-busting occupation. Whether you make a Christma...

  • Classes with Gail Penberthy

    17 videos

    Gail is an accomplished pattern designer and teacher. She loves to make three dimensional items as well as cushions, quilts and wallhangings. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys spending most of her time writing patterns and thinking up new and quirky ideas and how to make them. She is inspired ...

  • Classes with Jayne Brogan

    32 videos

    Jayne loves to interact with people. She has worked as a community tutor teaching Patchwork and Quilting as well as Soft Furnishings at various venues. Prior to this she spent 10 years making handmade footwear. Jayne is now regional sales and education manager for

  • Art Meets Science - a SAQA Exhibition

    This exhibition by SAQA is called ‘Art Meets Science’. Artists from 7 countries created 35 quilts in this exhibition, they used a variety of scientific disciplines as the inspiration for art.

    Frieda Andersen is guide through this exhibiton. She together with her friend and collegue Laura Wasil...

  • Textile Workshop with Hilary Beattie

    Messy play for adults is one of the ways that Hilary describes her workshop. She was kind enough to allow us to interrupt her day and we get to see the work achieved by a number of her students.
    Hilary was showing how to use screen printing in a simple way which can then be used as the basis for ...

  • TASTER: Textile Exhibition by the Group Contemporary Quilters West

    Contemporary Quilters West is a grup of twenty two individuals, all living in the South West of the UK.

    We get to see a fascinating range of effects created by the various artists. Some of artists are interested in eco dyeing and even boiling fabric to see what the effect is.

    The group meet...

  • Fun With Felt with Gail Penberthy

    Gail feels that felt is really easy to work with as it doesn't fray and she particularly likes to make these small 3D projects using it.

    Simple to make by just folding and using the zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine, Gail points out a few things to bear in mind when you are using her patte...

  • Painting with Pens from Paula Doyle

    Paula shares with us this neat idea where she uses Sharpie pens.  Other fabric pens would work too. She creates this lovely colourful piece of fabric.  There is also no need to pay too much attention to the lines either!
    A great idea to share with the children – but as there is IPA involved – adu...