Improv Patchwork Bag Workshop



Day course

Christine Green

13 January 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


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This one day course is the perfect introduction to improv patchwork inspired by the quilts of Gees Bend and is suitable for beginners and intermediate level stitchers.

You will learn how to create a unique, pieced design, use a rotary cutter and quilting rule, assemble 2 patchwork panels, make handles and stitch everything together to create a unique, useful bag.

Ideal for anyone with an interest in patchwork, stitching, fabrics, creating an original design and recycling/reusing.  Perfect for anyone happy to bust the rules and get creative with their sewing!

Christine encourages using recycled fabrics, which is how patchwork started.

You will need to bring your sewing machine to the course, basic sewing kit – pins, fabric scissors, sewing threads, cutting mat – A2, Rotary cutter – 45mm, Quilting rule. A selection of 100% cotton fabrics, preferably recycled – eg shirts, dresses, medium/light weight furnishing fabric, curtain lining (good for bag lining), avoid velvet and heavy weight denim, off cuts and scraps also useful , aim for a mix of large designs, small designs, checks and stripes.

Tutor information

Christine Green is a graphic designer with a passion for typography, patchwork, cut outs and inspiring others to have a go. She worked at the BBC creating opening title sequences, went freelance retrained as a teacher and runs numerous creative courses, exhibits and demonstrates at crafting events where she sells mercahndise featuring her papercut designs. Career highlights include; BAFTA nomination, main contributor on BBC4’s ‘Make! Craft Britain’, producing/directing BBC Schools ‘The Art’. Christine enjoys making stuff, a challenge, theatre, cinema, reading and carbooting.

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