Make a Hand Sewn Mini-Quilt with Deborah Manson WAITING LIST AVAILABLE
Make a Hand Sewn Mini-Quilt with Deborah Manson WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

Make a Hand Sewn Mini-Quilt with Deborah Manson WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

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Course summary:

Join textile artist Deborah Manson in this two-day workshop to make a unique 40cms x 40cms hand sewn patchwork quilt.

Deborah will begin by talking about her own practice and showing you examples inspiring you to design your own unique patchwork composition using colour and shape, a selection of Deborah’s naturally dyed fabrics, and your own fabric scraps.

Using a basic hand stitch technique, you’ll learn to piece your fabrics together using both straight and curved lines then add texture with hand quilting using Japanese sashiko threads and finishing your piece off with a simple binding.

During this workshop you will develop the following creative skills and techniques:

  • Design
  • Hand pieced patchwork
  • Colour and texture relationships
  • Hand quilting
  • Binding

Your mini quilt could be the starting point for something bigger, or a way to explore these traditional techniques in a modern way.

Suitable for all levels.

Tutor biography:

Deborah works from her studio in Sussex where she makes textiles and works on paper. Her garden is an extension of the studio where she grows and processes plants for natural dyeing.

Her practice engages deeply with the act of making, an exploration of materials and the natural world.

Her aesthetic – lo-fi, handmade, imperfect – evolves from her interest in age old craft techniques and the cross overs between art, design and craft.

Whether working with paper or cloth she explores colour relationships, placement and composition and the juxtaposition of materials and textures.

Deborah studied Visual Communication at Central St Martins and Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art. She exhibits her work in museums and galleries and runs workshops and courses for people of all ages and abilities.

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Refreshments provided:

Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the class.

What to bring with you:

The price of the workshop includes wool wadding, hand dyed fabrics, sewing equipment, and an illustrated booklet of instructions.

Participants must bring along:

  • A good pair of fabric scissors.
  • A selection of plain and patterned fabric scraps.
  • 60 cm x 60 cm piece of plain or patterned fabric suitable for the back of your hanging and your edge binding.

All the better if your fabrics are second hand, unpicked garments with a personal story or something you’ve found in a market or charity shop.


Atelier Beside the Sea has a range of Sewing, Knitting & Embroidery courses.

You may wish to also take a look at our monthly Mending & Sewing Drop-In to continue your own projects and take advantage of our facilities and equipment.

Specific advanced courses will be added as we develop our range of courses throughout the year. Please check the MAKE section of our website for course details or alternatively sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page to receive regular updates.

Booking terms & conditions:

You can view the MAKE booking terms & conditions here.

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