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Online Interactive Workshop

Saturday 07 May 2022: Online Workshop (Koi Carp: FMQ)

Trudi Wood hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop which complements the Koi Carp Sewalong series by Nicholas Ball: Koi Carp FMQ Techniques!…

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Saturday 07 May 2022: Online Workshop (Koi Carp: FMQ)
Saturday 07 May 2022: Online Workshop (Koi Carp: FMQ)

Time & Location

07 May 2022, 16:00 – 19:00 BST

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Trudi Wood - Saturday 07 May 2022 - 4.00pm to 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Koi Carp Free-Motion Quilting (FMQ) Techniques!

We're really excited to be hosting this skills-based Koi Carp FMQ Techniques workshop with the wonderful & hugely talented Trudi Wood, a long-time companion of Improv-meister Nicholas Ball! This class will see participants learn finishing techniques to complement the Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong and associated CraftyMonkies workshops, delivered by Nicholas, during February & March 2022...

Introduction by Trudi:-

I'm thrilled to be back with a new CraftyMonkies class and I absolutely love a collaboration, especially when it is with my dear friend & long-time collaborator, Nicholas Ball, so quilting his latest Koi Carp Quilt sewalong was a delight. In this workshop we will look at the quilting of Nicholas' Koi Carp, the techniques and designs used in each area of the body. We will tackle some of the challenges you might run into and how to resolve them. Even if you have not finished your Koi Carp or didn’t take part in Nicholas' Koi Carp Quilt Sewalong on Instagram, have no doubt that these designs and techniques will help you in your ongoing Free-Motion Quilting journey - I really hope you'll be free to join me & the CraftyMonkies!...

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Trudi will show you how to approach the quilting of your Koi Carp, to stabilise the piece and the quilting designs and how to execute them for the different areas of the body.

You will learn techniques and quilting designs;

  • Stitching in the Ditch
  • Matchstitck/Straight Line Quilting
  • Echo Quilting
  • Clamshells
  • McTavish Quilting

We will look at dealing with fullness, texture, density and scale, and how these affect the overall appearance of the quilting.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This is what Trudi would term a 'confident beginner' level class; you will have some Free-Motion Quilting experience and an understanding of how your machine works and would like to move beyond a stipple of loops. Trudi will guide you through the process to achieve each design element in a step by step process...

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing threads to match your Koi Carp body.

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Prepared Fat-Quarters, Plain Cotton Sandwich with wadding

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A4 Notebook, Pencil, Pen, Ruler
  • Scissors or Snips
  • Fine Point water-soluble Marker
  • Sewing-Machine fitted with Free-Motion or Darning Foot
  • Extension Table for your sewing-machine, if you have one

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

There is no pattern for this class!

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Preparation for you to undertake prior to the start of the class:-

  • Baste your Koi Carp to wadding and backing in your favoured method.
  • Prepare your Fabric Sandwiches in advance of the class using your favoured basting method. We will use these to practice on before doing any quilting on your actual Koi Carp piece.
  • Plain fabric  will allow you to see your work better, you may wish to have a thread a one or two shades darker than your fabrics!

​Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or 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 British Summer Time (BST). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location. Here's a great world time zone reference:-

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 link to 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).


  • Online Workshop: Koi Carp FMQ

    This ticket is for the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop with Trudi Wood on Saturday 07 May 2022 (4.00pm-7.00pm, BST)

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