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Purchase this digital product and receive a link to the YouTube video of the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop featuring quilting artist Rachel Richardson and her wonderful Let Go and Push Through improv class.

Introduction by Rachel:-

Hi, I'm Rachel Richardson a Designer, Milliner, Maker and Artist born and based in London. I originally graduated from Chelsea College of Art with a Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and since then my path has been creatively varied! Post degree I studied Millinery at the prestigious Kensington and Chelsea college, winning numerous awards and a position as an Accessories Designer within the retail industry. I've worked in the fashion industry for over 19 years, designing bag, hats, scarves, gloves and other accessories for numerous brands throughout the UK and Europe. My life began to change (like all of us) during lockdown as I suddenly had the time to explore quilting, specifically improv quilting. My quilts are created without using a pattern, a ruler or rules! This technique has really captured my imagination and has allowed a creative fluidity to my design process, constantly changing and evolving. My inspiration is lead by colour and the element of surprise that comes from this quilting technique and I'm interested in the movement that can be created from this 2D art form that also has a practical use and a history steeped in stories, craft and the female perspective. In 2022 'Do You See' was selected to be exhibited in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, and was hung in one of Grayson Perry's rooms.


What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-:-

You will learn how to find and channel your quilting voice without rules or rulers. Letting go of strict rules and techniques and going with the flow. Being directed by your heart and not your head! Creating an element of surprise using a loose colour palette while adding and subtracting design elements as you go. A guide to creating a practical piece of abstract art, creating interesting shapes and compositions and using negative space. Honing the unplanned.


Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is perfect for the confident beginner!  

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Scrap fabrics and pieces or a number of separate colours you would like to work with.


Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Rotary Cutter

  • Cutting Mat

  • Quilting Wall (a large piece of wadding attached to the wall) or a large floor space - this would ideally be in the line of sight of your zoom call so it can be seen by the class)

  • Sewing Machine


​​Pattern requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

There is NO pattern needed for this class!

This class is available to view as many times as you like for 60 days



NOTE: Any short video featured in this promotional info is a Trailer and not the fully-edited version you'll gain access to via YouTube!


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Video of Workshop: Rachel Richardson - Improv: Let Go and Push Through!

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