Textile Courses

There's a course for all of your interests.  Online and on-demand to suit your schedule. Thread painting/free-motion embroidery, felting, natural dyeing, creative process, slow stitching, beginner quilting and sustainability practices.  

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Beginner

Thread Paint a Chickadee – Beta

Bridget O'Flaherty

About Bridget

Bridget O’Flaherty is a Canadian quilter and textile artist passionate about the natural environment. She loves the tactile nature of anything fibre and expressing a connection to the land. She brings 30 years of experience and is an internationally renowned, award-winning quilt artist focusing primarily on free-motion thread painting in her natural landscape designs. She "draws” with her sewing machine, building up layers of thread to create her art that blends quilting, felting and stitching. Bridget uses combinations of local, up-cycled, recycled and organic materials and includes botanical and natural dyes in her original works. She brings her sustainability consultant background into her textile art and loves to share her passion for exploring what sustainability looks like in quilting and textile arts. 

All Courses Include

Forums

Online Forums

All courses and memberships will have access to the general forum as well as lesson specific forums for you to share, ask questions and connect with people with similar interests. 

Forums

1 Year Access

All courses come with 1 year access so you can work at your own pace.

PDF Tutorials

PDF patterns and support for lessons 

Video Tutorials

Video demonstrations and tutorials for ease of understanding that can be watched for 1 year after purchasing the course. 

Testimonials

In addition to the excellent instruction and guidance she provided, I really appreciated seeing Bridget’s own work. In her own creations and in the patterns that she designs, she shows a fine-grained appreciation of the beauty of the natural world around her. That aesthetic sensibility infused the whole workshop. For someone like me, who loves the beauty of the natural world but who struggles to find ways to express that sense of wonder in my sewing, this workshop gave me hope that I can find a way to do that.

Claudia

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