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Effie Galletly


landscape artist

quilt maker

Summer Island Workshops 1

Barvas and Brue Community Centre

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Isle of Lewis HS2 0RA

Tue 04/06/2013 10:00am - Thu 06/06/2013 3:30pm

Take a week to be inspired by the Islands. Learn how to design and make your own Landscape Quilts.

Work will include studying Composition - creating balance in shape and form; Perspective - learning how the natural lines of the landscape help introduce a sense of distance; Colour - how colours work together to give a feeling of depth and content; Light - how sun and shadow affect colour and form; Pattern Making - seeing the lines of the work as shapes for patchwork; and an in depth look at interpreting Skies. These classes are at an Advanced Level (ie not for beginners to quilt making) and will take the shape of three continuous days of workshops.

The cost per 3 day course will be 95 per student. There will be a few sewing machines available at a small hire charge to those who fly to Lewis. 

There are several ways to reach the islands:

by plane to Stornoway and then hire a car or take a local bus; 

by train to Inverness then bus to Ullapool and ferry to Stornoway, then hire a car or take a local bus; 

or drive all the way to Ullapool and take a ferry to Stornoway;

or drive all the way to Uig on Skye and take a ferry to Tarbert in Harris and drive to Stornoway. 

The workshops will take place at Barvas and Brue Community Centre in Barvas right in the middle of Lewis and 11 miles from Stornoway. The Centre is next to a petrol station and shop with made up sandwiches, take away food and fresh groceries.

The best starting point for both travel and accommodation would be  You might try here or here for accommodation. Coming from many parts of Britain it is worth taking a day or two on the way as part of the trip

You can book and pay for your course in the Shop. If you would prefer to pay by cheque or have any queries regarding the course, please get in touch.

This is the first three day workshop in June (4th, 5th,6th). If you would prefer information on the second three days, click here.

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