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

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.
  • 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