Layering – Placing – Embellishing Textile Collages

Class with mit Martina Hilgert-Vervoort


Layering – Placing – Embellishing

Textile Collages

We are going to use those scraps, that have accumulated during years and years of piecing, to create textile collages (approx. 20 x 30 cm). We will combine them with non-fabric materials in search of a very personal expression.

We are going to try something different, use our sewing machines or stitch by hand, combine both or focus on one. Let’s free our minds and allow our scraps to be the inspiring element. Let’s train our eye, let’s allow our imagination to take over and let’s be curious to see where this approach will take us!


Class date: Sunday, 02 September 2018, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Class fee: 55.00 Euro incl. entry ticket for the day of the class

(supplies food & beverages are NOT included in the class fee)

Supply list:

In order for you to be selective in what materials you bring, we will be dealing with the theme

Fall – Tree – Leave

– fabrics: solid fabric scraps reflecting the fall color palette; non-cotton fabric scraps (e.g. polyester, silk, tulle etc.), scraps with particularly pretty or unusual designs; zinger pieces; fabrics with tree or leave prints…

– selvages, ribbons, lace, chiffon, tulle, yarn …

– beeds, rocailles, buttons, anything that can be used for embellishment (not too big), findings from the great outdoors …

– maschine embroidery thread, machine quilting threads, hand embroidery and quilting threads, pearl yarn, knitting yarn …

 – hanging sleeves: several larger, solid colored cotton fabric pieces (approx. 30 x 40 cm, matching your scraps)

– backings: several larger, solid colored cotton fabric pieces (approx. 30 x 40 cm)

– batting: Thermolam or H 650 by Freudenberg

– Vliesofix scraps (don’t forget to bring baking paper!)

– your regular sewing supplies (scissors, rotary cutter, rotary cutting mat, ruler, sewing threads, pins, sewing needles of different sized etc.)

– a sewing in good working order, free-motion embroidery foot (if available)