WORKSHOP: LIZ JONES – TEXTILE FLOWER COLLAGES – 18 March 2020, Chadlington (Oxfordshire)
A few months ago, textile artist Liz Jones (@lizjonesmakes) found a badly damaged antique quilt which changed her life. She has been making exquisite floral collages ever since and is returning, by popular request, to Chadlington for a one-day workshop to show us how it is done.
On World Embroidery Day 2019, a mini workshop produced several exquisite flower collages – participants were astonished at what they achieved. On this workshop, the collages will be bigger, more layered and intricate.
Working on a piece of hand-dyed quilt, you will create a picture of a vase of flowers using quilt scraps and antique lace, embellished with hand-embroidery. Liz has been collecting damaged antique quilts which she painstakingly unpicks, so that you have baskets of fragile yet beautiful fragments with which to fashion your flowers. The time and effort to produce these materials is reflected in the slightly increased price.
Liz Jones is an experienced stitcher and teacher, and in previous workshops everyone has been astounded at what they have achieved within a day, even those with little or no stitching experience.
The price includes all tuition, materials, a two-course lunch and refreshments and cake throughout the day.
Joining instructions, with a map, are sent out on booking. Chadlington is a pretty Cotswolds village a short drive from Chipping Norton. Charlbury Railway station is a short taxi ride away. All workshops start at 10.15 for 10.30 with morning coffee, and end at 4.30 with a chat over a cup of tea.