Textile earrings by Emma Siedle-Collins
Textile artist (and Skye Quilter) Emma Siedle-Collins of Heaven’s Ocean Studio is running a Textile Jewellery Workshop at West Highland College Learning Centre in Broadford from 29th January to 5th March, 6pm to 8pm, costing £40.
It’s an opportunity to try something new with an encouraging, creative and inspiring tutor. Several Skye Quilters have been on one of Emma’s workshops, which are always great fun and you learn a lot!
Here’s Emma’s workshop description:
Textile Jewellery – Come along for a stress free few hours and stitch your own collection of textile jewellery using recycled fabric, shiny ribbon and other embellishments. We’ll make a piece of reconstructed fabric large enough for a wrist cuff, a brooch, earrings and a pendant and explore the possibilities of making a flower for our hair or a ring for a finger, time permitting. Please bring your sewing machine and basic sewing kit – I will provide materials, but do bring with you any bits and pieces you’ve been saving for that special piece.
To book, contact: Colin MacDonald on 01397 874 530
Learning Centre Manager West Highland College UHI
Broadford College Centre
Pairc nan Craobh
Isle of Skye
Textile cuffs by Emma Siedle-Collins
Tuesday’s workshop led by Emma Seidle-Collins was great fun! Thanks to Emma for an inspirational, creative day!
Keira from Loch Carron Quilters gave a workshop on hand appliqué and quilting, based around a Japanese crane design, with sashiko stitching.
Remember to put these two workshop dates into your diaries:
21st February: Hand quilting with Keira
16th April: Machine quilting and stencilling with Sheena
Details will follow nearer the time.
Evidence of designing our own blocks, at the end of Irene‘s two-day workshop. The larger ones are four single blocks sewn together, which is where the magic starts revealing itself!
Blocks from Irene MacWilliam's Design Workshop.
One of the things quilter Irene MacWilliam showed during the workshop (Design and Construction for the Frightened) she gave us on Wednesday and Thursday was this wedge of smooth wood. It’s ideal for flattening a fold or seam, and apparently Amish in origin.
Photo © Skye Quilters
Irene said she was given it by someone who said she could have it if she could guess what it was!