Amanda Clayton: ‘Piecing and Patching'


In this workshop you will be giving ‘scrap’ cloth a new lease of life, or some of you may chose to explore some new qualities, using some traditional piecing as well as contemporary ways to join small pieces together. Layering & inlay will be part of the workshop as we will have an emphasis on transparency and contrasts of surface. We will find a use for the smallest of sentimental and vulnerable fragments of cloth. Paring down to neutrals we will learn or revisit some of my signature and very favourite ways to join such as flat seam, French, butting, flange, stitch rivets, darning with overlays. The workshop is also about many other elements of art; making decisions, selecting and responding to the unique qualities of cloth as well as transferring these skills back to your own workspace. Oh, and enjoying…!

All materials are provided but do bring fabric from your own stash, though a £10 pack of delicate cloth will also be available to buy on the day from Amanda. You may also wish to bring a basic sewing kit.

The workshop is 10 - 4pm

Information for art workshops:

Full payment will be taken at time of booking (this is non refundable or transferable to a different workshop). However IF this workshops has to be cancelled you will of course receive a refund in full.

All materials and use of equipment are included, however it is recommended that you bring a few items to personalise the work (as listed above)

Please bring a packed lunch. However hot and cold drinks, biscuits and cake will be provided!

Under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating, paying adult.

Please be aware the workshop artists retain the intellectual property to their own ideas- you cannot go into business making, or running workshops showing copies of the artists work. You can however use the ideas for personal use and with your own students, if you are a teacher.