TO BOOK: Scroll to end of listing and click on 'ADD TO CART' Then follow the prompts to make payment. The Cooktown Orchid class is another in our series
TO BOOK: Scroll to end of listing and click on ‘ADD TO CART’ Then follow the prompts to make payment.
The Cooktown Orchid class is another in our series of wildflower art quilt classes with Denise Griffiths. Denise is an award winning local quilter, having exhibited and been awarded at the Sydney Quilt Show and Internationally in Houston TX USA. We are very lucky in Berry to have a series of quilt classes programmed with Denise this year. It is an opportunity for quilters to be inspired to step outside the box with their making. You will be able to try of some of Denise’s art quilt techniques that may take you on a technicolour quilt making journey beyond traditional piecing.
In the two days of class you will learn to make the stem, leaves and 3D shaped flower which could be a native Cooktown Orchid or could be coloured to resemble another stunning orchid of your choice. This class sample is designed to be a stunning ‘art deco’ inspired wall hanging on it’s own or you could make multiple flowers and leaves and save them up to make into an incredible multi flower composition similar to Dotty Roo or Flora Australis below. There is some dense machine embroidery, 3D shaping and Denise’s ‘baglique’ technique to encounter in this workshop. To get the most from this class, you will need to have a willingness to experiment with new threads and needles and an understanding of how to adjust your machine’s tension (if neccesary) to achieve the thread effects.
Denise Says: “Make your own Orchids in any colour or fabric you like. Add some sparkle, do them in shimmery silk, paint them. There are so many ways to make them your own individual creation”.
If you would like to depart from the usual materials of cotton fabric and thread and have a go with paint and/or silks let us know and we will put you in touch with Denise prior to class to discuss requirements.
Other Classes by Denise coming up in 2019: 19th & 20th October: Gymea Lily 30th Nov & 1st Dec: Gum Blossoms or Christmas Bells
*Note** Even though we have listed this class and others for a particular flower please enquire if you would like to complete a flower you have begun in another class or possibly make another flower that we have previously listed. (Subject to numbers and mix of abilities this could be possible. Make sure you get in touch before booking and we will see what we can do to accommodate you.)
Read more about Denise as a teacher on our Teacher information page.
Bookings Necessary. All bookings subject to our Terms and Conditions.
Denise Griffiths Dotty Roo
Denise Griffiths Flora Australis Quilt
Below are some of the flowers that have been made in Denises classes at Berry Quilt & Co. This gives you an idea of the range of work that students are encountering.
24 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 25 (Sunday) 3:00 pm
Berry Quilt & Co.
Shops 4 & 5, 66 Albert Street, Berry NSW 2535
$150 per person. Bookings required.