Slow down and experience the joy of the slow stitching movement with Textile Artist, Lisa Mattock. Lisa creates beautiful textile collages by layering an assortment of reclaimed and antique fabrics and then embellishing them with trims, buttons and beautiful embroidery. Her ethos is a nod to the generations that came before us in which reusing and recycling were necessary and admirable, where we used what we had, we patched and mended items over and over again.
These are machine free workshops where participants will work from scraps, recycled cloth, antique textiles or inherited and antique treasures
Learn More about Lisa's Classes:
Day 1: The Art of Slow Stitching
Day 2: The Art of Slow Stitching - Exploring Themes
Due to popular demand we have Lisa coming to share her craft for an extra day! Book Here
Anna Maria Horner is one of the globe's great creative trailblazers, with fingers in most creative pies we can literally hear the squeals of delight as we announce her visit to Amitie.
Trained as a Fine Artist, Anna Maria’s eclectic style is influenced by the cultural richness of her Greek heritage, her creative family, fashion and contemporary art. Her creative journey has seen many transformations but carries an overarching theme of colour, vibrancy and beautiful composition. Amitie has been a great fan of Anna Maria’s since her first fabric range, Bohemian was released in 2006 and we love what she contributes to the world of patchwork.
Chris Jurd is a renowned Quilt designer and teacher, known for her bold colours, adventurous use of fabrics and her great variety in style. Her quilts are inspired by both traditional quilts and the wonderful modern fabrics available. Amitie is pleased to be hosting Chris for a weekend exploring some of her favourite techniques including Foundation Paper piecing, Fussy Cutting and Curved piecing. With 17 years of teaching experience, Chris’s workshops will be packed with technique and lots of wonderful tricks and insights to inspire even the most experienced quilters.
Learn more about Chris' classes:
Day 1: 'Pickled Dish'
Day 2: 'Snowball Circle'