Purchase this digital product and receive a link to the YouTube video of a CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop featuring leading craft expert Sarah Payne and her Crazy Patchwork Memory Heart class, which first aired via Zoom on Saturday 23 January 2021.
Improv-quilting in a nineteenth century Victorian styley! This hand-sewing technique uses a pile of fabric pieces along with a needle and thread! So bash-that-stash and mix it up with cottons, silks, corduroy, velvet, as well as embroidered textile scraps, ribbon, lace and buttons. Like modern day improv, there are no rules! Using calico cotton as a base, Sarah will show you how to cut and layer your fabrics, add a variety of hand stitches to secure them in place as well as adding embellishments and decoration!
Once you have purchased this product, the PDF document you will receive contains a link to the private-access video on YouTube as well as the Workshop Information Sheet and any Pattern relevant to this project.
This video costs £25.00 (GBP) and is available to view as many times as you like for 90 days from it's release on 31st January 2021.
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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Introduction by Sarah:-
Crazy patchwork was popular in Victorian times when 'well-bred' ladies would piece together random fabrics and then embroider over them. This technique has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years as we appreciate slow-sewing and the importance of re-using and recycling supplies. You can make this into a Memory Heart by making use of scraps of fabric that have personal memories for you. You can keep it simple with your stitches or go full embroidery diva and cover every available space!
So learn a little crazy patchwork and make a romantic heart at the same time. It can be used as a large pin cushion or a small cushion. Add a ribbon and hang it from your wardrobe door or include a scent and pop it in you knicker drawer! How you use it is up to you. You do not need any specialist equipment or fancy fabrics – simply bash that stash. You just need a pile of pretty fabrics and some threads to have fun. An A4 sized piece of calico will do as a backing fabric. You can mix velvets, silks, cottons, buttons, and lace if you like – there are no rules. You can make your piece into a heart cushion or work it as a square piece.
Sarah will show you several different hand stitches that you can use to embellish your piece.