5/7 Cathedral windows techniques with Vendulka Battais


Tuesday 5th July  10-4 pm

Vendulka’s very favourite technique led her to create several different cushions and wall hangings, choose which is your favourite and your colours and come and learn this interesting technique.

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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Based on Vendulka’s book Cathedral Windows – New Views in this class you will have the opportunity to make one of the designs from the book. The technique she’s teaching is using machine piecing and some hand sewing at the end to finish of the windows. It’s using much less fabric than the traditional technique and gives you better contrast of the colours.

Additional information

Date and Time

Tuesday 5th July 2022
10 – 4 pm

Skills level



Vendulka Battais – Owner of OliVen, she's been now teaching for 9 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
Free all-day parking on site
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.


I have made over the years many projects and so
there is a choice for you!
When deciding about fabrics to use, I recommend starting
with a multicoloured fabric, which will be used to fill the
windows and works very well as a border as well. Once you have settled on this fabric, pick one lighter colour and one darker colour and find plain-ish fabrics in these colours. You will then use one of them for the background and the other one for the outlines of the windows.

1 – Basic cushion; 2 – Wreath cushion; 3 – Long Cushion:


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3 contrasting fat quarters – background, outer window and inner window ( one extra background FQ for the long cushion) 
 Small pieces of wadding for the windows
Fat quarter for the back of the cushion

4 – Nine patch cushion:

Half a meter of colourful fabric
Fat quarter of each light and dark fabric in three colours Small pieces of wadding for the windows
Fat quarter for the back of the cushion