Scraptastic – Make Fabric From Scraps

By Molly Brown

Does it make your heart sink every time you throw away the scraps of fabric left after you have finished a project? Perhaps you have a bags or a boxes full of oddments just waiting for you to find a use for them. Well get those scraps out – as Molly shows you how to turn them into something!

This ‘Scraptastic’ workshop will demonstrate two different ways to make your scraps into beautiful pieces of fabric. These can then be made into a quilt top, or any number of other projects. Molly will give you just a few of the many ways you can use the fabric you make.

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About the tutor

Molly Brown

Molly has experimented, played and worked with textiles since childhood. This interest has remained an important part of her life, from making Christmas presents on her Nana’s treadle machine; to teaching multiple skills at The Festival of Quilts and The Knitting & Stitching Shows.

After a 35-year career as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS, Molly changed direction in 2016. She focused on teaching skills to others and working on her own projects. Over her lifetime Molly has mastered a wide repertoire of skills in both Knitting and Sewing. She teaches a wide range of knitting techniques, from Entrelac to Magic Loop. But sewing is where her strongest passion lies. The backbone of this is in making clothes. However, she has a keen interest in exploring the variety of ways to embellish fabrics, especially by Shisha, free motion embroidery and Quilting. In quilting her particular interest is Clamshells. She is on a one-woman mission to get this under used shape more frequently seen in quilts.  It might look like these are all just different tangled threads, but Molly aims to bring it all together into a beautiful fabric of coherent and unique wearable art.

In recent months Molly has started to present just a few of her workshops online.

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Molly Brown