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SEWING, QUILTING
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Welcome to our SEWING, QUILTING & FIBRE CRAFTS Online Interactive Workshops section. Now, from the comfort of your own home and by utilising the amazing Zoom website interface, you can craft along with our expert tutors via a series of online courses/tutorials!

Below you will find details for our upcoming Online Interactive Workshops in MAY, JUNE, JULY - and beyond! Simply click on the square Workshop Info-Graphics below, to read more about each class - on a desktop PC/Mac you can also 'jump' to classes by simply clicking on the small buttons on the right-hand side of your browser window! 

 

And in an another exciting development, don't forget our upcoming live, in-person Weekend Craft Retreat at Oulton Hall Hotel, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, which takes place from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September 2022 - click the relevant graphic in the slideshow below to read more about this!:-

Join a CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom!
Join a CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom!

Embrace your inner artist with Gary Mills' fabulous Riot Of Colour workshop

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Join a CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom!
Join a CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom!

Enjoy this abstract Pieced Stripes and Strips class with the wonderful Heather Black

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Join our Weekend Craft Retreat at Oulton Hall, Leeds between 02-04 September 2022!
Join our Weekend Craft Retreat at Oulton Hall, Leeds between 02-04 September 2022!

Join Janet Clare. Sarah Payne, Chris English & Nicholas Ball for a weekend of fun, luxury and crafting! Book today...

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Join a CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom!
Join a CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom!

Embrace your inner artist with Gary Mills' fabulous Riot Of Colour workshop

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Click on each Workshop Info-Graphic (below) for more details about confirmed Sewing, Quilting & Fibre Craft Online Interactive Workshops confirmed so far in

MAY, JUNE and JULY 2022.

PS: We'll be adding more dates for July, August, September and beyond just as soon as we have all class content & tutor availability confirmed!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

IMPORTANT: Class Times!

All CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshops are broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); this will change to British Summer Time (BST) from 02.00am on Sunday 27 March 2022. 

We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Please note that all ticket prices for our Online Interactive Workshops are based on ONE PERSON attending each workshop.

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CraftyMonkies Charisma Horton Online Interactive Workshop Possibilities Quilt Blocks x 12!
CraftyMonkies Heather Black Online Interactive Workshop Traditional Curved Piecing!
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Riot Of Colour Mixed-Media Textiles!
CraftyMonkies Ingrid Alteneder Online Interactive Workshop FPP: Dog & Cat!
CraftyMonkies Heather Black Online Interactive Workshop Piecing Stripes and Strips!
CraftyMonkies Svetlana Sotak Online Interactive Workshop Norfolk Pouch!
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop Cathedral Windows Block!
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Gift Vouchers are redeemable against all our Online Interactive Workshops.

Ticket prices for our  Online Interactive Workshops  are based on ONE PERSON attending each workshop.

Every month we aim to donate a small percentage of our profits to charity.

If you are unable to attend any of our upcoming Online Interactive Workshops due to living in a different time-zone

or because you’re otherwise engaged...

EXCITING NEWS!!!

For all who are unable to attend our live classes, earlier this year we launched our CraftyMonkies YouTube Channel which, as well as containing a host of 60-second Trailers of upcoming workshops & classes, is also where you will be able to view edited highlights of past Online Interactive Workshops (after you purchase via our Online Shop) via a dedicated private-access link to the content on YouTube)!

Approx 5 working days after each class has been broadcast via Zoom, we will be offering an edited version of the three/four-hour class for sale via our Online Shop. This edited version of the class is FREE of charge for all who have previously paid to join the ‘live' Online Interactive Workshop/Class and is usually charged at £25.00 to all who are unable to attend the live class.

Watch Recording of past Online Interactive Workshops via links bought in our Online Shop!

Please note: Not all workshops/classes will appear as edited videos due to Licensing Restrictions imposed (wholly acceptably, we hasten to add) by some of our tutors; that said, the vast majority will be available!

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25.06.22

17.00-20.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshops (BoM) x 4

in April, June, September & October!

Charisma

HORTON

Block of the Month:

Part Two!

Sewing & Quilting:

Make 12 x Quilt Blocks

Mini-Series of 4 x three-hour Workshops!

Join Charisma Horton for 4 x three-hour classes, making 12 x Quilt Blocks!
CraftyMonkies Charisma Horton Online Interactive Workshop Possibilities Quilt Blocks x 12!

Did you miss Charisma's first live Block of the Month class?

 

Worry not! You can get a Recording of the first live class (aired on 23 April 2022) and still join in with the THREE remaining LIVE BoMs during the rest of this year!

Your Block of the Month ticket includes:-

A recording of the full first live class, broadcast on Saturday 23 April 2022

Access to the live Zoom Class No. 2 on Saturday 25 June 2022

Access to the live Zoom Class No. 3 on Saturday 10 September 2022

Access to the live Zoom Class No. 4 on Saturday 22 October 2022

 

Each workshop runs from 5.00pm - 8.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshops x 4

Possibilities Quilt Blocks x 12 (3 x Blocks per class)!

 

Please email hello@craftymonkies.com if you would like to Pay in 3 x instalments of £33 ($42)

We're really excited to be hosting this four-part Quilt Block of the Month series of workshops with top US-based longarm quilter, Charisma Horton! The 4 x three-hour classes are spread out between April-October 2022 (homework between classes will be required!) and you will focus on 3 x quilt blocks during EACH workshop (12 blocks in all!), the aim being to create a whole quilt by the time you complete the course. If you missed our first class in April, it doesn't matter, once you have booked your £100 ticket each class you will be sent the recording from the first live class so you can catch up, and each future class is recorded, so if you cant attend live you will automatically be sent the recording a few days after each live class, so you won't ever miss a thing!

 

The one-off price of £100.00 represents fantastic value for money for this four-part series (12 hours in total) as our regular individual workshop price is normally £30.00! - AND you get the $35 pattern included within your £100.00 fee too! Here's Charisma to tell you more:-

Introduction by Charisma:-

Hi, I'm Charisma Horton and I'm absolutely delighted to have been asked to join the CraftyMonkies talent pool of craft experts/tutors! I have been a professional longarm quilter for 12 years now, having first taken the leap into pattern design in December 2018. Since then I have been picked up in almost a hundred crafting/quilting publications, I have published no fewer than 300 of my own designs and I'm a regular contributor to major fabric companies! I created this Quilt Block of the Month, called Possibilities, so I could share my love of using traditional blocks in a different way, using new designs and lots of colour. This is a 96" x 96" (inch) quilt with a variety of blocks and fabrics and I'm absolutely convinced you're going to have so much fun making it with me - I look forward to welcoming you along 'in-class' with Rachel and myself: see you for the first date on 22nd April 2022!...

What you will learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

During this Block of the Month (BOM) Series you will be with Charisma for 4 x three-hour sessions and you will learn 3 x blocks in each of the four sessions! There is a variety of techniques in this quilt from regular patchwork, templates and Paper Piecing (or Foundation Paper Piecing: FPP). Charisma will also share her different quilting designs if that is of interest to any of you!

Skill level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Charisma tells us that the skill level for the Possibilities series of workshops is Advanced Beginner. Please don't be daunted as Charisma will be there to walk you through each block and you will have plenty of time to master the technique. But - a little word of warning here! - you will have homework to do between each session of this series - after all, you can't make a stunning quilt in just 12 hours of class time and we're great believers in " you only get out what you put in"!...

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You will need your basic sewing supplies, your pattern (created by Charisma and included when you book & pay to attend this series of workshops) and your fabric.

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

All of the fabric requirements are listed on the pattern that you will get following your registration. There is also a colour key included in the pattern. Feel free to change any colours, use prints, scraps, etc. The idea here is to really make this your own quilt project! Charisma used solids for her prototype and she can make kits available for purchase in her online shop. Please note that US shipping rates will apply.

Equipment required for this Online Interactive Workshop is as follows:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Rotary-Cutter

  • Straight-edge Ruler

  • Seam Ripper (let's be honest we all do it!)

  • Thread

  • Scissors

  • Cutting-Mat

Pattern information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The pattern (usually $35.00 USD, if bought separately) is included within the £100.00 fee to join this series of workshops and will be emailed to all those who book to join, plus you will receive a recording a few days after class.

The free pattern (and recording of the first class) and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking.

The ticket price of £100.00 is based on ONE person receiving the recording and attending this series of THREE further live workshops.

 

If you would like to spread the cost across 3 x instalments please email us via hello@craftymonkies.com and we will arrange this for you.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Zoom-links for each of these Classes/Workshops!

Due to this series of 3x three-hour long workshops taking place over a period of time, everyone who books a place on the course will receive a separate Zoom-link via email, approximately five days ahead of each workshop taking place.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for until the 31st December 2022

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04.06.22

17.00-18.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Heather

BLACK

Sewing & Quilting:

Traditional Curved Piecing

& Stripes!

CraftyMonkies Heather Black Online Interactive Workshop Traditional Curved Piecing!
 
CraftyMonkies Heather Black Online Interactive Workshop Traditional Curved Piecing!

Heather Black

Saturday 04 June 2022

5.00pm - 8.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Traditional Curved Piecing & Stripes!

We're absolutely delighted to welcome another NEW guest tutor under the CraftyMonkies creative umbrella: the wonderful & hugely talented Heather Black is joining us to teach her fabulous Traditional Curved Piecing & Stripes class - and we can't wait! Here's Heather to tell you all about it!...

Introduction by Heather:-

A little bit about myself, I'm a single (widowed) mother of a beautiful  little girl and sneak quilting in whenever possible.  I've always been creative and I  began seriously quilting in the summer of 2011 and finished my first quilt in November 2011.  I loved it instantly. I worked through the  piecing and sandwiching then began hand quilting.  I had no idea that you could use a sewing machine to quilt so I hand quilted my first  quilt, queen size. That was the last time I hand quilted an entire quilt! I now finish almost all my quilts on my longarm. I'm a designer but I'm not a traditional quilter. I love and respect the talent, time and creativity in traditional quilts but they would look really odd mixed into my home decor.  I'm a modern to contemporary quilter and designer with a love for bold geometric designs which I hope you will enjoy making with me! "Lot No. 1" (the quilt I have chosen to work with you on) is the first in my Auction House Series of quilt designs.

 

It's hot off the press, so please come join me. I'm really looking forward to working with you!

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

What's really interesting is how Heather mixes the traditional with the contemporary, a totally new type of class for us and you get the best of both worlds! We're going to spend so much time taking a really deep dive into how to successfully piece curves and stripes. Most importantly how to mix those curves and stripes for an extra measure of depth and movement. You'll be amazed how the two can really complement each other, we'll talk about geometric shapes and why they work. The workshop will also cover how to make curve templates form easy to find materials (saving you a fortune in supplies in the future!) and how to experiment with mixing different size curves to make abnormal abstract shapes. My aim is to teach you things you things you may never have heard of before. There is always something new to learn!

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is geared for an advanced Beginner/Intermediate quilter/sewer. What do I mean by that? Makers will need to have the basic knowledge of how to use a rotary cutter, sewing machine and sew a consistent 1/4'' seam, so not really that advanced after all!

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You can just use scrap fabrics and come and learn techniques, but if you want to make the quilt exactly as you see in the photograph these are the requirements:-

  • The pattern (included in the cost of your ticket, emailed to you a few days before class)

  • Off white: 3 yards

  • Black: 1 1/4 yards

  • Pink: 1 1/4 yards

  • Gold 5/8 Yard

  • Green (binding): 3/4 yard

  • Backing 4 yards

  • Batting - Twin size

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Cutting-Mat

  • Fabric Scissors

  • Thread cutter

  • Any other tools you use for quilting..... and a big smile!

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Heather's pattern (essential for this project) is included in your course fee and will be forwarded to you, shortly after you've signed up for the course!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

 

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

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10.06.22

18.00-21.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Ingrid

ALTENEDER

Sewing & Quilting:

FPP: Dog & Cat!

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CraftyMonkies Ingrid Alteneder Online Interactive Workshop FPP: Dog & Cat!

Ingrid Alteneder

Friday 10 June 2022

6.00pm - 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

FPP: Dog & Cat!

We're really excited to be hosting another FPP class with one of the best pattern designers and teachers in the business, Ingrid Alteneder of @joejuneandmae! In this class you will finish your wonderful Dog quilt block and through the step by step process understand how to complete your FREE Cat pattern in your own time. Ingrid has very kindly offered all students a free pattern for those cat lovers amongst you - of course if you would rather make the Cat in class you can! Ingrid will be teaching you the principles of FPP which can be applied to any pattern.

Introduction by Ingrid:-

I'm really loving working with CraftyMonkies students! It's always such a relaxed small intimate atmosphere/group and a lot of fun! FPP can be tricky sometimes for people to understand but in my classes I love it when our students suddenly 'get it' and are able then to create these wonderful blocks in a fairly easy manner and very quickly. I'm also very excited to bring this brand-new pattern to CraftyMonkies, he was modelled on my friends' beautiful dog and I hope you like him! If you would prefer to make the Cat in class, that's fine, as long as you understand the principles in the first half an hour of the class you will then be able to work alongside the rest of the students and make the Cat!

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You will learn how to paper piece accurately with lots of great tips and tricks to make your paper piecing life easier. We will also aim to complete the Labrador quilt block, ready for you to then go and quilt it or use it in your project; a cushion/pillow/bag/wall hanging etc.!

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Beginner to Intermediate: You should preferably have done some paper piecing, but it really doesn't matter! You could  be totally new to paper piecing - so many of our students are!...

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Templates in the size you want to be making (easiest is 12 x 12)

  • Printed pattern, regular paper is absolutely fine.

  • Please cut out the templates beforehand along the dotted line to save time in the course.

  • Fabric glue pen, not required but makes your life easier (from Sewline)

  • Cutting mat, rotary cutter, acrylic ruler,

  • Fabric scissors, paper scissors ( for cutting the templates)

  • Sewing machine, thread

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Fabric needed for this quilt block ( depending on the size you will be making) the bigger the size the easier it will be. So for the 12 x 12 block you will need:-

  • Approx. 1.5 FQ for the background

  • Several different brown fabrics for the Labrador.

  • A little bit of black fabric for the eyes and nose, as well as a little bit of red or pink for the tongue.

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Ingrid's patterns - essential for this class! - can be downloaded from her website with a unique code you can use during online checkout, which we will email to all those who book a place on this workshop, well in advance of the class date. As well as the Labrador pattern, Ingrid has also kindly offered her Cat pattern for FREE to all class participants! Thank you once again, Ingrid!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

 

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

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11.06.22

16.00-19.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Svetlana

SOTAK

Bagmaking:

Norfolk Pouch!

CraftyMonkies Svetlana Sotak Online Interactive Workshop Norfolk Pouch!
CraftyMonkies Svetlana Sotak Online Interactive Workshop Norfolk Pouch!

Svetlana Sotak

Saturday 11 June 2022

4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Norfolk Pouch!

Regrettably, this class is now

SOLD OUT!

Below is the class information for all of you who were fortunate enough to secure a place on this workshop.

The wonderful Svetlana Sotak joins us in June for her second class of 2022! This Norfolk Pouch workshop (Svetlana first ran this workshop with CraftyMonkies, back in July 2020) is an absolute 'must' for bag-makers across the globe. Here's our expert 'bagineer-guru'  to tell you all about it - we can't wait to see you in class!...

Introduction by Svetlana:-

Hi everyone! I can't wait to do another CraftyMonkies 'bagineer' class with you all in June 2022 and do keep an eye on the Monkies website and social media channels as we will be running an all-NEW class in October this year as well: exciting times! This Norfolk Pouch workshop is a 'Measure & Cut' pattern (my Norfolk Pouch pattern will be supplied via PDF to all those who book!) meaning there's no need for templates as the pattern works best when all the pieces are cut using a rotary cutter, self-healing cutting-mat and acrylic ruler. The world of bag-making really is so fulfilling & rewarding on so many levels and I can assure you that you will turn heads once people see you out & about with one of my/your/our creations! I really hope you'll join me - see you in June!...

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Advanced Beginner and higher!...

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • 1 x Fat-Quarter (FQ) measuring 18" x 21"

  • 1 x Fat-Eighth (FE) measuring 9" x 21"

  • Fabric A (Main Exterior) - 1 x FQ

  • Fabric B (Front Side Panels + Wrist Strap) - 1 x FE

  • *Fabric C (Lining) - 1 x FQ

  • **Interfacing - 3/4 (three-quarters) yard

  • Zipper - 8" long Metal or Nylon zipper

 

* Fabric C - Please choose non-directional print for your lining to ensure your card pockets and the rest of the lining will look it's best!

** SF101 is my favourite fusible interfacing. You can however use a different medium weight fusible interfacing if you prefer.

 

You could use Pellion Fusible Fleece for the exterior panels if you like your pouch to have more structure and stability.

 

Supplies required for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • 1 x Half-inch Swivel Hook

  • 1 x Half-inch D-Ring

  • 3 x  6-8mm Rivets (optional)

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Rotary-Cutter

  • Self-Healing Cutting Mat

  • Acrylic Ruler

  • Wonder Clips and/or Pins

  • Disappearing Fabric Marker or Fine Chalk Pen

  • Sharp Fabric Scissors

  • Leather Hole Punch + Rivet Setting Tools (optional)

  • Zipper Foot for your Sewing Machine (optional)

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Svetlana's Norfolk Pouch Pattern and detailed Information Sheet will be supplied as a PDF via email to all who book onto this workshop.

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

 

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

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02.07.22

15.00-18.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Gary

MILLS

Sewing & Mixed-Media:

Riot Of Colour!

CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Riot Of Colour Mixed-Media Textiles!
 
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Riot Of Colour Mixed-Media Textiles!

Gary Mills

Saturday 02 July 2022

3.00pm - 6.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Riot Of Colour: Discover Mixed-Media Textiles!

We're delighted to be hosting this Riot Of Colour workshop with the wonderful, warm, engaging & hugely talented Gary Mills! This class will see participants engage in creating a wonderful artwork via a colourful painted background on ‘stitch and tear’; you will then cut-out further shapes in coloured ‘stitch and tear’ and, by using heat bonded collage, to appliqué stylized floral shapes on to this background. Once your shapes are bonded down you will work further into your Mixed Media textile with machine-stitch, using simple yet effective Free Motion Embroidery!...

Introduction by Gary:-

Have you always wanted to feel more confident in being creative, have you always wanted to be more artistic but never had the opportunity, or perhaps the 'know-how' as to how & where to get started? If you love flowers, bold bright colour, collaging, and using free motion embroidery to embellish your designs, this is the workshop for you, designed by me (Gary Mills), who can teach and develop creative ability in anyone!

 

This is yet another, exciting and engaging workshop which has been specifically designed to be accessed by everyone and all abilities; for all of you who would like to learn and have a go, and those who enjoy being creative but would like to become a little freer and more open to some new ideas. The workshop is based around creating a 2D constructed Mixed Media textile image of stylized florals in an array of bright bold colours. From imagery supplied, and easily accessible materials, you will be undertaking a series of processes to help you achieve a piece of Mixed Media artwork you will be proud of. The outcome would look great framed or even placed on greeting cards to send to friends who will be impressed with your creativity!

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In this three-hour workshop you will cover creating a colourful painted background on ‘stitch and tear’ by adding a patch work of water-based colour with either acrylic paints, water colour paints, coloured inks or even food colourings will work. You will be cutting out further shapes in coloured ‘stitch and tear’, and by using heat bonded collage to applique stylized floral shapes on to this background. During the session Gary will discuss how you can use primary and secondary colours to complement each other, and how you can best use this knowledge to greatest effect when assembling your image. Once your shapes are bonded down you will then further work into your mixed media textile with machine stitch using simple yet effective free motion embroidery.

 

The outcome for this project is an 11” x 11” (inch) finished piece of artwork!

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Gary has many years’ experience as a professional practitioner and teacher of art and textiles; his workshops are so enjoyable, fun, and very well organised with his clear and patient guidance. This workshop is suitable for all; if you are a beginner this is a great way to find your creative ability through learning process and skills which explore the rudiments of creative art and textile practices. For those with some confidence and experience you could add further diversify to approaches in your own artistic ability and imagination.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

All the materials are easily accessible. Such as fabrics, inks and paints which can be sourced from local shops or online and most other materials can be found around your sewing box and fabric stash.

 

You will need for this workshop:-

 

Some colour!

  • First choose your primary colours of Red, Yellow, and Blue and you will be mixing these to make further pinks, oranges and greens and purples.

  • Types of paints and inks you could use are:

  • Acrylic, a paint box of simple Water Colour Paints (a child’s set will do)

  • You can also use coloured inks

  • Or you can also use food colourings to achieve the colours in the design.

  • 1x 12” x 12” light weight plain cream or white cotton fabric (this is a backing to the design so you can use found or recycled fabric but make sure it is well pressed)

  • 2 x sheets 12” x 12” Bonda web or similar heat transfer adhesive

  • 2 x 12” x 12” Stitch and Tear (you can find this paper like fabric baking in most sewing and haberdashery shops and is used for free motion embroidery….(it’s also great for painting on!)

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A container such as a jam jar to hold some clean water.

  • Something to dampen your Stitch and Tear before painting such as a clean sponge in water or even a water mister spray / bottle

  • A large plate or a palette for mixing paint

  • 3-4 small sponge paint applicators or use a good size paint brush

  • Plenty of paper kitchen towel to hand

  • Paper and embroidery scissors for cutting out and trimming

  • Some pins

  • A ruler or grading ruler and rotatory cutter for squaring up (optional a Cutting mat)

  • An iron, ironing mat or board and baking parchment to protect your work when you press

  • Useful optional: A fabric pen / marker (I use one which disappears with heat, but any similar will do)

  • IMPORTANT: A hair-dryer to hand for speed drying is required

  • Basic sewing machine with a free motion embroidery / darning foot and some dark good quality sew all thread. (The example has used black Gütermann thread)

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Those attending the workshop will receive Gary’s Floral Template!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

Please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

 

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

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09.07.22

18.00-21.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Heather

BLACK

Sewing & Quilting:

Piecing Stripes

and Strips!

CraftyMonkies Heather Black Online Interactive Workshop Piecing Stripes and Strips!
 
CraftyMonkies Heather Black Online Interactive Workshop Piecing Stripes and Strips!

Heather Black

Saturday 09 July 2022

6.00pm - 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Piecing Stripes & Strips!

We're delighted to be hosting this Piecing Stripes & Strips workshop with the wonderfully engaging & hugely talented US-based quilter, Heather Black! This class will see participants embrace mixing & matching colours to create wonderful Pieced Stripes & Strips designs for such as quilts, cushions, etc...

Introduction by Heather:-

Piecing Stripes & Strips is the second in my Auction House Series of quilt designs. My Auction House Series is a collection of abstract quilt designs capturing the spirit of those found objects that you love to display in your home. Each of the quilts in the series will have a similar colour palette and will co-ordinate effortlessly with each other but are also attention grabbers in their own right. There’s no need to make all quilts in the series, you can complete the 3 quilt sets or pick and choose your favourite to make. In the first workshop I ran with CraftyMonkies we focused on sewing Traditional Curves. In this second workshop we’re going to focus on piecing stripes and strip sets, as well as, conquering some of your greatest colour fears!

 

This workshop will cover selecting a colour palette and how to tie even the busiest of colour schemes together as a cohesive presentation: I really hope you'll join me - we're going to have a lot of fun & I'm absolutely convinced you'll love everything that we cover!...

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

During the Piecing Stripes & Strips workshop you will go over ways to successfully piece stripes, strip sets and how to mix and match colours. The workshop will also cover how to cut fabric and sew strips for the straightest stripes possible. They’re will also be some tips for trouble-shooting wonky strips! The workshop will also go over the basics of colour theory, picking colour combinations and it will also encourage the attendees to 'trust their gut' when it comes to their own creative colour choices!

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop is geared for an intermediate quilter/sewist. Makers will need to have the basic knowledge of how to use a rotary cutter, sewing machine and sew a consistent quarter-inch seam.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Basic materials for the workshop includes:-

  • Heather's Piecing Stripes & Strips pattern - included with the price of your class!

  • Scrap Fabric to experiment with

  • Sewing basics: eg thread, pins, glue stick, rotary cutter, etc - see below!...

  • Template materials, e.g. paper, cardboard, thin plastic​

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Heather suggests using a series of Fabric Scraps for this Piecing Stripes & Strips and recommends solids or near solid fabrics for this project. Please keep in mind that if you wish to make the entire quilt at some stage, Heather does provide a full table of Fabric Requirements for this design (Lot No. 2 quilt from the Auction House Series) on her website: www.quiltachusetts.com.

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Sewing-Machine

  • Cutting Mat

  • Thread

  • Pins

  • Glue Stick

  • Rotary Cutter

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Heather's Piecing Stripes & Strips pattern, essential for this workshop, will be emailed to all those who book a place on this workshop!

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Heather's Auction House Series is a set of quilts that are desinged to make an individual abstract statement and still all mix and match with the other quilts in the series. The Pieced Stripes & Strips (Lot No. 2) quilt creates order out of chaos with a mix of horizontal stripes, vertical stripes and even four patches. This workshop will explore how to use color, shape and layout to create a pleasing quilt design as well as a deep-dive into working with stripes and strip sets successfully.

 

In her own words, Heather is "super excited" to be partnering with CraftyMonkies for her second Auction House quilt release and to spend time exploring design and stripes with you!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

Please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

 

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

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17.07.22