Online Interactive Workshop with
Victoria van der Laan
Online Interactive Workshop
van der LAAN
Sewing & Quilting:
Saturday 04 November 2023
4.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT)
Online Interactive Workshop
Quilted Stocking and Holiday Decorations!
Victoria van der Laan is 'back in the house' and we couldn't be more delighted!!! Our aim with this Quilted Stockings class is to bring a touch of festive cheer to your home this holiday season and Victoria will teach you some fabulous sewing techniques along the way!...
Introduction by Victoria:-
Hi folks! I'm Victoria van der Laan, a textile artist and quilter living and working in Albany, NY. The winter holidays are one of my favorite times of year, full of the warmth of friends, family, and, of course, stitching! What better way to make this holiday season extra special than with some home-sewn decorations to add even more beauty to your home!
What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-
In this workshop I will teach you how to make my Wraparound Star Christmas stocking, a minimal design that features a single sawtooth star which wraps from front to back. I'll also share my patterns and instruction for quilted ornaments/sachets in heart, star, and crescent moon shapes and we'll talk about making your own quilted fabric for these pieces as well as how to repurpose other fabrics and quilts into beautiful items for the holidays and beyond. As an added bonus I'll share my quick technique for making a fabric chain that you can drape on your tree, across your mantel, or anywhere around your home--a lovely way to use up lots of scraps and add festive cheer!
In addition to the live (and recorded) class instruction, each ticket holder will receive a pdf with templates for each of these designs that can be used over and over in lots of ways--I can't wait to see what you make with them!
As always I'm happy to answer questions as they arise and there are always little opportunities to show you extra techniques and tips during class. I love the exchange of knowledge that happens in class and I often learn new little tricks from students as well--there's always something new to learn and my goal is to create a rich learning environment in my classes!
Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
This workshop is appropriate for quilters at any skill level - everyone is welcome!
Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
For the Wraparound Star Stocking:-
1/2 yard of quilting cotton for the background
Fat quarter of quilting cotton for the star
1/2 yard of lining fabric (this will be visibile at the top edge of the stocking, and the hanging loop)
1/2 yard of low-loft batting/wadding of your choice
For the Ornaments:-
Fat quarters, large scraps, or already pieced patchwork bits for the fronts
Co-ordinating fabric for backing. A fat quarter will yield 15-20 backs. This is another great place to use up some of your scraps!
Low-loft batting/wadding of your choice (scraps work great here!)
You may also use off-cut pieces from your stocking to make these.
Polyfil or other stuffing
Narrow ribbon, twill tape, or string for the hanging loop
For the Sachets:-
Dried lavender flowers
For the fabric chain:-
Assortment of scraps at least 8" x 4"
Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
Rotary Cutter (with a sharp blade!)
Acrylic Ruler (ideally with 45 degree angle measurements)
Thread to match your fabrics
Hand Sewing Needle for hand finishings
Please note: PDF templates (emailed to you in the week prior to the class), printed and assembled
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 £35.00 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 Grenwich Meantime (GMT) We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!
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This class will be recorded for all participants.
So if you can't attend, don't worry a recording will be sent to you (and to those who do attend!)
If you'd like to watch any On-Demand Recordings of past Online Interactive Workshops this craft expert has taught,
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