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Creative Studio


5 Days

Sun, 23rd August, 2020 to Thu, 27th August, 2020

10:00am - 4:00pm

(in the barn)

Saturday 22nd Will be a welcome evening, introduction, nibbles & wine 6pm

Sunday 23rd to Thursday 27th August  10am-4pm                                    (5 days) fee £550

Numbers will be kept to a maximum of 10 students so that everyone will have a lot of individual attention. A five day workshop designed to help you achieve the next level in your quilt making journey. Come with a new project, a work in progress or just a stack of fabrics! Explore a wide range of techniques (to include piecing, appliqué and free-motion quilting) and investigate the principles of design and composition to include the use of colour, print and tonal value.

Each morning join Philippa for a formal lesson on a range of topics (both technical and design led in nature) then spend the late mornings and afternoons working on your individual project with Philippa always available to assist with ideas, compositions and technical problem solving. The emphasis is on helping you achieve your creative goals in a relaxed but productive environment. Immerse yourself in your work without the distractions of everyday life. This stimulating environment will lead to creative outcomes beyond all previous quilt making.

On the Wednesday night there will be a group meal in Cowslip Café (included in pricefor students only). Partners are welcome at a charge of £15 per head.

Philippa will finish teaching at 4pm but you are welcome to stay on and work in the barn till 9pm latest!

Philippa will be in touch by email a couple of weeks before the event to find out a bit more about your project and make suggestions about additional supplies or your creative journey.


Your class requirements cannot be outlined exactly as everyone will be working on different projects. What follows is a suggested list. You do not have to bring all of these things, and you are welcome to add other supplies which I have not mentioned. We are going on a journey of exploration so do not yet know where we will end up!

1.    Sewing machine, instruction manual, slide on tray table and knee bar if you have one. A straight stitch plate is also useful.

2.    Range of sewing machine feet to include quarter inch foot, open-toe satin stitch foot and open-toe free-motion foot

3.    Selection of sewing machine needles

4.    Cutting mat

5.    Rotary cutter with a sharp blade in it. A spare blade might also be useful

6.    Quilters’ rulers and squares

8.    Plenty of large size sketch paper

9.    General sewing kit to include fine pins, hand sewing needles etc.

10.    Scissors for paper and fabric. Include small scissors with sharp points for snipping fabric

11.    Scotch/Sellotape  

12.    Pens, pencils, coloured pencils, notepad and an eraser

13.    Extension cable  

14.    Inspirational photos, magazines, books or other reference materials

15.    Assortment of fabrics to include light, medium and dark. Bring a mix of anything you love - solids, batiks, subtle prints and bold prints, in a range of tonal contrast from very light to very dark

16.    Quilt wadding

17.    Trapunto wadding and/or trapunto Yarn

18.    Butter muslin for corded trapunto

19.    Non-stick teflon mat for free-motion work (such as a ‘Supreme Slider’)

20.    Quilt sandwiches of fat quarter size with low loft batting (for samples)

21.    Vilene type interfacing

22.    Double sided fusible interfacing (such as ‘Steam a Seam’)

23.    Tearaway or other stabilisers of your choice

24.    A choice of hand and machine sewing threads, perhaps including hand embroidery threads 

25.    Rick rack, braids, ribbons and any other assortment of trims you think you might want to use

26.    Compass, flexible ruler for drawing curves, KKB ‘Perfect Circle’ templates

27.    Cushion to sit on

28.    A water spritzer for pressing

29.    Your project/s and ideas

30.    An optional extra is a 'Sewezi table

31.     Design wall sheet (or old regular sheet - a flannelette sheet being best) & wide masking tape to stick it to the barn wall (2” or 3”) essential to keep viewing your work

32.    Anything else you think you might need!

PAT Testing: Make sure your electrical equipment (sewing machine) has been recently PAT tested.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions. Thank you!

© Philippa Naylor, 25 North Bar Without, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 7AG, UK. 00 44 (0)1482 868311

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