SEWING WORKSHOPS

‘Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.’ 

Passing on my passion for crafts and helping people to access their own creativity is what drives my teaching. Encouraging people to not just copy, but to allow themselves to find new and ultimately their own ways of making things, is such a joy.

I’d like to invite you, your family, friends and colleagues to join me at my workshops, which are available for all skill levels.

Bojagi Hand Sewing Workshop

Where: The Silk Shed, Quinn Park, Toowong, QLD 4066

When: 15. June 2019 9 am-11:30 am

What: You will learn the traditional South Korean patchwork technique, called Bojagi. During the 2.5hours hand sewing workshop you’ll learn the sewing technique as well as how to patch different sizes of fabrics and colours together to make a harmoniouse piece. You will not learn from a pattern but Martina will teach you how to create your own. She will show you how to draw a pattern and then add the right measurements to it so that you will be able to make your own at any given time.  

How much: $ 65 incl pattern and material

 

 Paper Cut Quilting

Where: NEWCASTLE

When: 14.-15.September 2019, 4 hr workshop 

What: During this workshop you will make a piece of art using paper cutting, patchwork and a photo of something that resides with you. You will learn to work with colours and its grading by using basic patchwork and sewing techniques and a simple paper cut. Martina will give you structure during the workshop by teaching you the skills but she will also encourage you to work independently when it comes to colour choices and design decisions. This workshop is ideal for people who are open to new ideas and who want to work artistically with fabrics..Its for people who want to build on their sewing skills and who are keen to allow themselves to explore and play with different ideas.

What people should bring:

Bring your own sewing machine.

The photograph. Fabrics: Look at the photo and at its colours and try to bring fabrics in these colours.  Each fabric should not be bigger than a fat quarter (18cm x22cm)and should be solid. Martina will bring a range of the colour palette to help out when needed

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How much: $ 100

 

Foundation Paper Piecing Class 

Where: tbd

When: new date coming soon

What: Make this lovely ‘Bird of Paradise’ and dive into the wonderful world of the quilting technique ‘foundation paper piecing’. One of my favourits as it offers such a variety in terms of designs. 

How much: $ 65 incl pattern 

 

Slow Sewing Workshop – Contemporary Wall -Hanging

Where: 

When: 

What: Join the slow sewing movement and create your own and unique wall hanging. You will learn:

★ basic hand stitching techniques
★ how to read a pattern
★ a new skill

All tools needed will be provided.

Slow stitching is beneficial for your body, mind and soul, it can become a sanctuary to recharge your batteries. I will guide you through the creative process and will teach you
sewing techniques that will help you expand your creativity.

How much: $ 65 including material

Quilting for beginners

Where: tbd

When: new date coming soon

What: Learn the basics of patchwork and make a small throw measuring approx 36”x52” (90x130cm).
You will learn:
★ Choosing fabrics and matching colours and prints
★ Cutting fabrics
★ Sewing at ¼” seam allowance
★ Matching seams
★ Pressing a quilt top
★ Basting and binding a quilt
★ Quilting methods

Please bring 3-4 different fabrics at 50 cm each to the first
session and we will work out the material details during the first session. As an estimate: You will need approx. 3 m fabric and 90x130 cm wadding. Tools are available. Please bring your sewing macchine

How much: $ 65 excluding material/ 2.5hours

Quilting for beginners

Where: tbd

When: new date coming soon

What: Learn the basics of patchwork and make a small throw measuring approx 36”x52” (90x130cm).
You will learn:
★ Choosing fabrics and matching colours and prints
★ Cutting fabrics
★ Sewing at ¼” seam allowance
★ Matching seams
★ Pressing a quilt top
★ Basting and binding a quilt
★ Quilting methods

Please bring 3-4 different fabrics at 50 cm each to the first
session and we will work out the material details during the first session. As an estimate: You will need approx. 3 m fabric and 90x130 cm wadding. Tools are available. Please bring your sewing macchine

How much: $ 65 excluding material/ 2.5hours

Foundation Paper Piecing with ‘JOY’

Where: Details up soon

When: tbc soon

What: tbc soon 

How much: tbc soon

SEWING CURVY

Where: Details up soon

When: tbc soon

What: tbc soon 

How much: tbc soon

You have been fantastic, I have learnt sooo much. Janette Bess

London

Your expertise has been great, thank you for a very enjoyable 15 weeks. Joy O' Connor

London

Thank you for being such an inspirational teacher. Annie Harvey

London

Thank you for getting me enthusiastic for patchwork again. Lesley Z.eibecakis

London