Wholly Holes

A technique workshop - 2 days
Suitable all levels - some previous free motion experience an advantage

Sue Dennis  Sue Dennis

A class for the adventurous as we chart new territory & create fabric machine stitched from holes on a soluble base. We’ll rub objects with oil sticks, print & use Angelina fibres & paint in our work. Small pieces are worked on & there is an opportunity to design a larger piece. A class to explore & play with paint, thread & machine quilting.

See also: Wholly Holes Student Gallery

Wash-away, machine needle, Angelina, oil sticks, paint, stamps, glitzy fabric etc supplied.
Materials fee per person applies
REQUIREMENTS

Download World Quilt Entry Form Wholly Holes Requirements List (52 KB pdf)

Please note- Originality is encouraged & assisted by Sue, so student’s finished work may not necessarily be the same as class samples. In the workshop we will work with finished sizes approximately 24cm [9”] square & 24cm W x 50cm L [9”W x 20”L]
Photographs above are examples of some techniques covered in class. Just play or bring a photo or two for inspiration not realistic copying.
FABRIC & EQUIPMENT
  • 4 or 5 fat quarters hand dyed, batik or plain cotton
  • 2 or 3 fat quarters for backing
  • 2 or 3 fat quarter pieces of thin wadding [I’ve used 80/20 cotton in samples]
  • A small 15cm [6”] square practice quilt sandwich of fabric used in your quilt
  • Machine embroidery hoop – I use the plastic & metal type for ease of movement- approx 6” diameter
  • Metallic threads or rayon or cotton to contrast with your fabric. This is to create the holey fabric - choose a reliable brand for ease of stitching.
  • For use in the bobbin- metallic, rayon or cotton
  • Threads for quilting
  • Cutting mat, rotary cutter & 24” quilt ruler, scissors & pins
  • Quilting gloves- if you use them
  • Sea sponge
  • Empty ice-cream container or similar for messy stuff
  • Apron or coverall
  • Wet wipes for hands
  • For paint palette- use an ice-cream container lid or similar, newspaper
  • Appliqué mat or Glad bake
  • Roll of greaseproof paper [non-waxed lunch wrap]
  • Cotton pressing cloth or clean cotton tea towel
  • Safety pins for basting or quilt basting spray & mask
  • Chalk marker or soap sliver
  • Either a digital camera or spyglass- if you have them
  • Notebook, pen, nametag & coffee mug

SEWING MACHINE- extension table, bobbins & machine quilting needle
MACHINE FEET- Zigzag foot, walking foot & darning foot for free motion work