27/01 Piecing or applique ??


Saturday 27th January

10-4 pm  £45

Do you have that beautiful fabric which is just too precious to cut into? Ombre fabrics or hand-dyed work best for this project where we use bondaweb appliqué to bring a black design on top of your fabric for wonderful silhouettes effect. More designs available.

The class costs £45, to secure your place you can now pay a deposit and we will collect the remaining £25 on the day. 

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I have used this technique to create my 1st place in the Modern Category at the Festival of Quilts 2023. I learned this method with Sheila Frampton-Cooper and I love it for the freedom to create organic shapes which would be difficult to piece with the traditional methods.

I have two designs for you to choose from on the day to construct a front panel for a cushion, bag or a wall hanging.

Additional information

Date and Time

Saturday 27th January 10-4 pm

Skills level



Vendulka Battais – Owner of OliVen, she's been now teaching for 12 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 can download and print your requirement here
I will provide you with a design to work from, you can make it as colourful as you’d like or use limited colour palette. I recommend bringing remnants no larger than fat quarters in the colours of your choice. About 10 fabrics which all go nicely together - some light, some dark, something contrasting. As for texture we want to work with plain or colour on colour prints, you might need one busy print for your border to bring it all together. We will also need: Ironing surface you can also pin into Small Iron A3 freezer paper paper scissors pencil and black felt tip marker Small painting brush Starch fabric glue with fine tip Invisible thread ( clear if you are working with light fabrics or smoke if you are working with dark fabrics) Lightbox Usual sewing kit Sewing machine Open toe foot for your sewing machine If you have any questions, please email me before the class info@oliven.co.uk


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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