19/6 Contemporary Stained Glass with Vendulka Battais


Saturday 19th June 10-4 pm   £42

Let’s take this traditional technique and give it a more modern look. I will guide you through designing your own or you can use one of my designs – Rennie Mackintosh inspired, Christmas themed or an abstract one.

To keep the guidelines of social distancing we can now only have 8 students per class. The class still costs £42, to secure your place you can now only pay a deposit and we will be in touch closer to date to confirm that it’s safe to run the class and to require the remaining £32.


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You will have few designs to choose from for your stained glass project or I’m happy to guide you through your own idea you have seen and fell in love with.

There are many ways how you can create the look of stained glass when using fabric as your medium. We will be working with quite a simple method of using bondaweb to hold our “pieces of glass” down and then we will use specially made tape to create the effect of Stained glass.

Additional information

Date and Time

Saturday 19th June 2021
10am – 4pm

Skills level



Vendulka Battais – Owner of OliVen, she's been now teaching for 10 years. With no formal training, Vendulka is self-taught and her passion is to create with love and pass her knowledge onto her students.


OliVen, Bridge Farm Barns, Hadleigh Road, Monks Eleigh, Ipswich, IP7 7AY
Teas and coffees provided. There is a tearoom on site where you can purchase your lunch or feel free to bring your own – we have a fridge and microwave in the workroom.


For any design: 

1/4” black bias tape for Stained glass design (unless you’d like to use other colour – feel free)

40”/1m of bondaweb (17”/44cm wide )

Pencil and black marker (Sharpie)

Black thread or the colour of your bias tape

Scissors, usual sewing kit

Sewing machine ( leave in car in case we get as far as needing it)

For Rose design with a bud:

ROSES: 3 Fat eighths of plain-ish fabric

BACKGROUND: 2 Fat quarters of plain-ish fabric (preferably two shades of the same colour)

LEAVES: 1 Fat eight

CONTRAST: 1 Fat eight

5” strip of the width for binding

23” x 30” Piece of light coloured fabric

23” x 30” Piece of wadding

23” x 30” Piece of backing

For hanging with 3 roses:

3 Fat eights of plain-ish fabric (for roses) 

4 Fat eights of plain-ish fabric (for background)

3” strip of the width for binding 

18” x 25” Piece of light coloured fabric

18” x 25” Piece of wadding

18” x 25” Piece of backing

For abstract cushion:

8 Fat Quarters
14” x 32” (35 x 80 cm) for the back of the cushion 

13” x 25” Piece of light coloured fabric 

To create your own design:

In the size of your finished design (little larger) –  sheet of paper, wadding, backing and fabric light in colour, so that we can trace the design, can be quite thin fabric like an old sheet or calico will be great.

Selection of fabrics – from offcuts to fat quarters, in colours you’d like to work in, about 10-15 different colours matching and contrasting.


Cancellation with 2 weeks notice – we will refund your payment or offer you a place on a future workshop.

Cancellations within 13 – 8 days of the workshop – we will refund 50% of the payment.

Last-minute cancellations, ie. 7 days or less before a workshop – we’re afraid we cannot refund any payments as from experience we’ve found it impossible to fill places at such short notice.

Full refund for cancellation under 14 days possible if we replace you. Thank you for understanding with these formalities.

A requirement list can be found in the previous tab. The cost of supplies and fabrics are not included in the cost of the workshop unless stated. If you purchase your supplies for the workshop at OliVen you will receive 5% discount.

A sewing machine or overlocker can be hired in the shop for £5 a day – subject to availability.

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