Fabric Creation and Manipulation with Irene MacWilliam

  • imageIrene MacWilliam – Quilter and embroiderer – freelance lecturer and teacher – talented artist and invaluable member of the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild, which is only one of the many groups Irene belongs and contributes to.

****  Updating this post to highlight Irene’s ‘new’ website. ****

Her website showcases some of her work and talents. Irene created and ran our website for ten years, providing a forum for NIPG to share events and showcase some of the exceptional work produced by NIPG members.

Irene MacWilliam with Margaret McCrory

Irene MacWilliam with Margaret McCrory

The NIPG is indeed fortunate to have someone with her international reputation on our doorstep. Her work has been exhibited all over the world.

In addition to delivering a talk at the October Meeting, Irene delivered an afternoon workshop on ‘Making Your Own Fabric’.  This was great fun, as Irene’s classes invariably are –  lots to learn combined with a few laughs on the way. Irene is a great teacher, delivering clear instructions with infinite patience, making  difficult techniques seem straightforward.

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All samples on this page have been made by Irene.

On Sunday there was a superb workshop on manipulated fabrics. This is such a fun technique, consisting of folded patchwork. The possibilities with this technique are endless and and could be a fun way of using up those pesky scraps which are much to lovely to throw out.

Here’s just a few samples of what is possible.

 Maybe those who attended and by all accounts thoroughly enjoyed the workshops, could send in some photos of finished objects. 

 

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About nipatchworkguild

The NIPG, as we are affectionately known, welcomes anyone interested in any aspect of patchwork and/or quilting, in whatever form. Beginner, advanced or in between. The Guild usually meets on the first Saturday of the month in the Parochial Hall of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co Down, Northern Ireland. Contact us for more information. Meetings open around 10.30 am with tea/coffee for which we charge a small visitor's fee. This is quite informal. The meeting proper begins with 'housekeeping' - various announcements relevant to our members. Often we will have engaged a speaker of note, which is sometimes followed by a workshop/ sew-in. Full day workshops are held on Sundays. We have had speakers and teachers from USA, Germany, Holland, England, not forgetting the excellent people who are locally based. Contact us or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nipatchworkguild for further information.
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