Pat Archibald: Leaves in Lutradur

  • Duration: 7 hours (1 hour lunch break)
  • Participants: 20
  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced

Learn how to achieve painterly effects with Lutradur (a spunbonded textile) in easily achievable stages. In the class we will work on producing a small, leaf-themed, quilted piece. We will discuss very simple aspects of colour theory and then paint sheets of fine Lutradur and from these cut a series of organic leaf shapes that can then be incorporated into your project. Pat will discuss composition, gilding and foiling, and a variety of stitching techniques. Once learnt, these techniques can then be transferred and applied to figures and other complex shapes.

Pat will bring the essential added extras (Lutradur, water-based dyes, foils and glues) for you at a cost of € 13 per kit.

No artistic talent required! Students should have basic sewing machine skills. Students will be very close to having a completed item at the end of the workshop. (Lutradur figures have been used in several of Pat’s Indian Series.)

Requirements List:

Important – Please pre-cut all fabrics and batting before the class!

  • Main Fabric 10” x 21” (25cm x 55cm). Marbled fabrics or batiks are suitable – see alongside for inspiration. Patterned fabrics are not suitable.
  • Backing fabric 10” x 21” (25cm x 55cm)
  • 100% cotton wadding 10” x 21” (25cm x 55cm) (do not bring polyester wadding)
  • Fabric to bind your quilt with – two strips 44” x 2½” (112cm x 6cm) – we may not get to this stage in the workshop
  • Bring along a selection of machine threads e.g. rayon machine embroidery threads and variegated threads to compliment your fabric.
  • 505 Basting Spray
  • Scissors for paper and fabric
  • Pencil and black felt pen with medium nib (e.g. Sharpie)
  • Baking parchment/Teflon sheet
  • Sewing machine, instruction book and attachments
  • Walking foot for your machine
  • Darning foot/free motion embroidery foot
  • Cover for your feed dogs if your machine needs this
  • All-purpose machine needles
  • Neutral machine thread wound onto bobbin
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
  • Plastic bag for trimmings
  • Bin Liner or piece of plastic to protect your table
  • Water pot
  • Iron and small ironing pad
  • Hairdryer

ClassFee: € 130

The class fee includes admission for the day of the class!

  • Class Title: Leaves in Lutradur
  • Class ID: PAR-LL

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All images ©Pat Archibald, used with kind permission of the artist.