26/5 Raw edge appliqué with Vendulka Battais


Thursday 26th May 10-4 pm £42

Let’s have fun with remnants, bondaweb, and lots of machine embroidery.

To keep the guidelines of social distancing we can now only have 10 students per class. The class still costs £42, to secure your place you can now only pay a deposit and we will collect the remaining £32 on the day.

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We will use bondaweb and some remnants from previous projects to create a pleasing composition of flowers and leaves and then have fun bringing it to life with lots of machine embroidery.

Previous experience with free machine quilting is essential. You don’t need to be an expert, just an understanding about how it works and some experience.

Additional information

Date and Time

Thursday 26th May 2022
10 – 4 pm

Skills level

Confident with Free motion quilting


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
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.


  • You will need a piece of background fabric in the size of your desired finished project – it can be long cushion (25″ x 13″) square cushion (18″x18″) or a wall hanging (16″ x 40″) The background can be made out of one piece of fabric, or bring larger remnants of similar coloured fabrics and we will piece them together. These should be rather plainish – mottled patterns, batiks, colour on colour print etc.
  • Piece of wadding and backing slightly larger thank you desired finished size.
  • Half a meter of bondaweb
  • Fabric remnants for the flowers and leaves. These should again be rather plainish and they should contrast with your background fabric. You will need at least 2 colours for the leaves and about 3-5 colours for the flowers. But there is no upper limit on the colours – as you can see on the rainbow sample which has got around 13 different fabrics used.
  • Sewing machine threads to match your flowers and leaves fabrics and black thread.


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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