Introduction to Improv Piecing with Nicholas Ball

INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV PIECING with Nicholas Ball

£55.00 one-day class, 10am - 4pm

Join experienced improv quilter Nicholas Ball on an liberating quilting journey, learn how he finds inspirations from unusual places and how he translates them into fabrics and quilts. 

During the class, you'll learn to sew in a organic way through his triangle, curves and insert techniques. You'll then learn how to mix and match these quick and easy units in all manner of ways. 

This is a class perfect for beginners and those who have approached improv before. The class will show you how a liberated approach to sewing will open up a world of creative possibilities. 

ABOUT THE TUTOR

Nicholas Ball is a fabric addict from Cardiff, South Wales. After graduating Art School in 2006, it would be some six years before the quilting bug bit. 

With a passion for improv quilting, Nicholas' aesthetic is an organic one, preferring to sew without the use of patterns or templates. He takes a lot of inspiration from natural world and his Vegetable Patch quilts showcase his love for liberated sewing. 

He has taught improv quilting both nationally and internationally, contributed to the UK leading quilting magazines and was a co-presenter of the QNNTV show ‘Quilt Monkey’, alongside fellow UK quilter Katy Jones. His debut book ‘Inspiring Improv’ was published in April 2019 by Lucky Spool.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • A range of scraps of fabric in a range of small and large shapes and sizes (it is best to bring more rather than less - so bring along everything you have!)
  • Sewing machine with quilting feet
  • Rotary cutter & cutting mat
  • Small quilting ruler
  • Cotton sewing thread (we recommend Aurifil, which is available to buy on the day)

NEXT CLASS DATES:

  • Thursday 30th January 2020 FULLY BOOKED
  • Friday 31st January 2020 FULLY BOOKED
  • Saturday 1st February 2020 FULLY BOOKED

January and February dates are now all FULLY BOOKED! Nicholas will be returning later in the year and we are currently running a waiting list. Please contact the shop to have your name added.