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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 Russell Barratt and his excellent Disrupting The Pattern improv class. We're absolutely delighted to welcome back the freshly awarded winner of Sustainable Quilting at this years Festival Of Quilts, Russell Barratt, for a unique and inspirational brand new class. Here's what Russell has to say about his new concept for this class.


Introduction by Russell:-

While playing around with ideas for a larger quilt, I was looking through my fabric stash and found some with bold designs that I was not sure when to use. I began cutting them into strips then reorienting the strips to create new patterns. I was delighted by the new shapes and the changes in familiar fabrics. I particularly liked the results with fabrics printed with recognizable images –like a Kellogg’s Cornflakes tea towel! I thought this process would a fun idea for an experimental workshop where we play with colour and disrupt pattern. Using bold fabric designs and manipulating them to create new patterns can really lead to some truly unique and visually striking results. Lets all play together and see what we come up with, it's time to go with the flow!


What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This three-hour workshop is designed to inspire creativity and innovation in the art of quilting by exploring using strips of printed fabric to create unique, eye-catching patterns within a quilt block. You will have the opportunity to perhaps break free from your usual process as we encourage experimentation and help you to develop individual artistic voices. You can use any patterned or striped fabric, the more graphic the better! Printed vintage tea towels are ideal to use or a patterned fabric you bought a while ago and aren’t sure where to use it. We will first learn how to make a continuous bias binding, mixing two fabrics then use the binding as strips to machine sew into a log cabin block to throughly disrupt the original pattern. Take a step back and appreciate the new shapes created! These blocks could be repeated and made into a larger quilt or mixed with other blocks or patterns to create something truly unique!


Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop is aimed at folks who are already comfortable using a sewing-machine.


Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Two different patterned fabrics of your choice – approximately the size of an average tea towel. A graphic printed vintage towel would actually be perfect.

  • Sewing-Machine with basic functions

  • Thread - any general purpose thread in any colour that you want to use. Russell just uses whatever comes to hand!

  • Sharp Scissors or Rotary Cutter

  • Sharp Pins

  • Pen or Pencil suitable for drawing on to fabric – to draw our cutting lines to make the strips

  • Quilter's Ruler to measure and draw the cutting lines


Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Two different patterned fabrics of your choice – approximately the size of an average tea towel - 20”x 27” (50cm x 69cm), 2 graphic printed vintage towels would actually be perfect, or mix in a completely different fabric. Russell likes to mix two different prints to create surprising results!


Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Iron and Pressing Surface (Ironing Board or similar)

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Optional: Cutting Matt and Rotary Cutter


​​Pattern/Template requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Russell's Template will be emailed to all who buy this online version of the 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: Russell Barratt - Improv: Disrupting The Pattern!

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