Print Collage Stitch


Thursday 05/09/2024 - Friday 06/09/2024, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Print Collage Stitch

Print Collage Stitch is a new 2-day creative textiles workshop for my Summer School programme in 2024 to celebrate the beauty of autumn colours. Learn how to print your own collage materials then turn them into an Art Quilt.

(Adults 16 years +)

The course runs Thursday 5th &  Friday 6th September, 10am to 4pm each day.

Course description

Please read the entire course description and all the other information given on this page and check here before booking. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Ensure you have entered your information correctly. You will receive an automatic booking confirmation e-mail giving the dates and times of your class(es).  You should save this e-mail and add the event to your phone’s calendar.

Print Collage Stitch is a two-day workshop to show you how to make your own unique art quilts.  What is an Art Quilt?  Shhhh, don’t tell the Quilt Police but there’s no meticulous cutting and piecing required in Art Quilting, it doesn’t need to have wadding, be ‘bed-sized’, nor does it even have to be bound. It’s basically “any creative work that is layered and stitched”.  In plain speak, it’s a fabric collage. If you’d like to have a go at quilting but have been put off by all the rules and complicated maths, then this is the perfect quilting workshop for you. The suggested size will be around 30cm x 40cm (roughly A3) or 40cm x 40cm square format. It can be as simple or as complex as you like (or at least as the two days allow). You can add hand stitching, and other embellishments such as buttons and beads to compliment your design.

Who is Print Collage Stitch aimed at?

Print Collage Stitch is ideal if you are exploring textile art for the first time and want to find a focus for your creativity.  It’s also ideal if you’ve been doing traditional quilting and would like to break out into something less formal, or if you’re a Beginner Quilter.

Level:   Previous printing or quilting experience is not essential but you must have competent sewing machine skills. It would be useful if you had some Free-Motion Embroidery experience, and also had  completed one of my print workshops using gel plates (but neither if these is essential). Adults 16 years +

What will I learn?

This workshop aims to teach you the basic techniques of colouring and printing your own fabric, and making it into an ‘Art Quilt’ (sometimes referred to as a studio quilt).

  • introduction to printing on the gel plate
  • introduction to colour theory
  • simple methods to colour fabric
  • mark-making using household items as tools
  • how to create layers of colour and pattern on fabric
  • how to create a cohesive collection of fabrics to use in your quilt
  • designing your ‘botanical still life’ fabric collage
  • choosing fabrics for your composition
  • how to fuse your separate elements to the background,
  • adding batting (if you want to use it), and quilting your collage quilt
  • various edging or binding techniques, and adding mounts for display

Course arrangements

All paints and printing equipment will be provided but you will need to bring some plain cotton or poly/cotton fabric and a few other unexpected materials!  A full list will be provided when you book.  There will be a break for lunch everyday and you can take short breaks whenever you need. (lunch not included).

Artisan Stitch operates a ‘Covid-sense’ policy in accordance with the Scottish Government’s guidance for businesses and workplaces. Protection measures including wearing of face-masks are in place to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and attendees. If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact me for clarification BEFORE you book.

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I am a member of the Quilters Guild, the Contemporary Quilt Group, and Contemporary Scotland Textiles.


Thursday 05/09/2024 - Friday 06/09/2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Artisan Stitch ( St Margaret's House)
Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
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Booking Summary

x Standard Ticket (Adults 16 years +)
Total Price
£160.00 Taxes included