Tag Archives: hand-dyeing

February snippets

February snippets

Snippets is a regular post series where we round up lots of little bits and pieces about what’s hot, what’s happening, what’s new and what’s next. This time we’ve news about staff changes in the Quilt Room, a reminder about a new tutor, and advance notice of our Easter Exhibitions. Quilting Service news Sadly for us (but… Continue Reading

Starting January : Colourfun! with Christine Chester

Starting January : Colourfun! with Christine Chester

Learning to create your own, uniquely coloured cloth is one of the most exciting steps you can take in your journey as a creative quilter or textile artist. As well as being enormous fun, it is incredibly creative and satisfying to be able to produce fabric that reflects your personal tastes, interests and imagery – fabric… Continue Reading

New courses for 2015 : Colourfun! and Baby Jane

New courses for 2015 : Colourfun! and Baby Jane

We’re always trying to give our students something different to try, so we’ve just arranged to run two exciting new courses next year with teachers who are new to us as well. Coming from opposite ends of the traditional/contemporary quilts spectrum, Baby Jane is a Day-of-the-Month class based on the design of the 1863 Jane A Stickle Quilt, and Colourfun! is… Continue Reading

Starting 23 January: Inspired by Art with Edwina Mackinnon

Starting 23 January: Inspired by Art with Edwina Mackinnon

We still have a few last spaces left on this exciting new day-a-month course with Edwina Mackinnon, perfect for anyone looking to expand their quilt-making skills and design confidence. Over the six months, you will learn to develop your own ideas for quilt based on your favourite artists’ work – including simple ways to develop original… Continue Reading

Starting January: Mastering Dye Processes with Linda Maynard

Starting January: Mastering Dye Processes with Linda Maynard

Learning to create your own, uniquely coloured cloth is one of the biggest and most exciting steps you can take in your journey as a creative quilter or textile artist. So many of us find that learning about hand-dyeing and printing, and other easy surface design techniques opens up whole new vistas to us as… Continue Reading

Beautiful new batiks

Beautiful new batiks

We have lots and lots of lovely new batiks at The Bramble Patch! If you’ve been quilting any time at all, you’ll have come across the perennially popular batik quilting fabrics from manufacturers like Hoffman Fabrics and Moda Fabrics. These top quality, smooth, high thread count fabrics are renowned for their rich vibrant colours, unique… Continue Reading

Starting September: Explore Your Creative Potential with Bren Boardman

Starting September: Explore Your Creative Potential with Bren Boardman

This September at The Bramble Patch sees the start of the sixth year of Bren Boardman’s unique Explore Your Creative Potential course, a series of monthly workshops where you can learn textile art skills, techniques and design basics without the stress and worry of having to achieve a qualification. In this course, students learn how to become… Continue Reading