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Quilting Online Workshop

STORE STORE x Barbican

A multi coloured quilt with shapes

Learn how to recycle fabrics into experimental quilted textiles with this two-hour online workshop from STORE STORE, part of London Craft Week 2020. 

In this two hour workshop you will explore ways of recycling fabrics found around the home into experimental quilted textiles inspired by the Japanese ‘Boro’ technique. Tessa Layzelle will guide you through the basics of hand quilting, sharing techniques she has developed in her contemporary, painterly approach to this traditional skill. You will make a small, experimental wall hanging, equipping you with ideas, skills and confidence to tackle larger projects. No previous quilting experience is necessary.

STORE STORE is an innovative London based community project which have teamed up with the Barbican to organise a series of online individual artistic workshops. Designed to explore new materials and processes, every day a different artist, architect or designer is invited to teach a new craft.  

This online event has a limited capacity of 15 participants.

The workshop will last approximately 2 hours.

This event is suitable for ages 14+

What you'll need

  • Device with webcam and Zoom
  • Darner needle (long sharp needle, strong enough to comfortably go through three layers of fabric, larger eye for thicker thread)
  • Regular household sewing needle
  • A handful of pins
  • Fabric scissors
  • Household sewing thread
  • Thicker cotton thread for quilting
  • A pre-washed, ironed and cut piece of fabric for your ‘BACK’ piece, around 60cm x 45cm
  • Another pre-cut piece of fabric around 5cm smaller both sides for your ‘INNER’ piece. You can use sheets, pillow cases, duvet cover, woven fabrics from garments for a thinner final cloth. You may have an old blanket, mattress liner or duvet, this will give you a squishier final piece.
  • An assortment of pre-washed and ironed fabric pieces of around 10cm square or larger. Try to collect a range if you can, patterned, textured will all work.

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