Are you interested in learning a new sewing technique? Do you have piles of fabric in your stash and no idea what to do with it? Come along and learn hand-piecing patchwork from guest artist Anna Farago at Gippsland Art Gallery.
This workshop will enable crafters to learn how to make a hand pieced patchwork using hexagons. Anna will instruct and guide participants in how to use paper templates and hand stitching the English paper piecing way. It is a great method of making for using up scraps and recycling worn clothing.
The workshop will be conducted over three hours on Saturday 23 November from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.
Anna will do a demonstration (with a few stories thrown in) about her process of making with hexagons. She will discuss hand piecing with and without paper. During the workshop Anna will also chat about colour, texture and pattern when making patchwork. She will share examples of works-in-progress and other references for inspiration. Anna will have tubs of fabric scraps and worn clothing on hand for participants to use to start their own hexagon patchworks.
This workshop is suitable for adults with bookings and payment essential by telephoning the Gallery on 5142 3500. A non-refundable fee of $30.00 for non-members and $20.00 for members is payable at the time of booking.
Anna Farago is a Melbourne visual artist and teacher. She has been exhibiting since 2003 and has work in private and public collections nationally and internationally. Anna holds a Bachelor of Education (Visual Art) from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma (Graphic Design) from RMIT University and a Masters of Visual Art from Monash University, Gippsland. She is currently a MA Research candidate at Federation University, Ballarat. To learn more about Anna’s art practice visit www.annafarago.com.