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Example of backbasting.Example of backbasting.Back basting is a method of appliqué that makes needle turn easier because of the way the fabric is temporarily basted to the background. The basting stitches essentially score and perforate the appliqué fabric and so encourage it to turn exactly on the line that you have marked.

In this workshop we will first practise the method on a simple, basic shape and then cover any questions along with some special situations in appliqué. Then you will be ready to move on to a more complex pattern. The workshop will be given by Beverley Bennett, one of the two curators of the current American Quilts exhibition.

Date: 8th July. Time: 10.00 - 13.00. Location: TRC Leiden, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden, the Netherlands. Lecturer: Beverley Bennett. Language: English. Costs: 35 euros, to be paid at the start of the workshop. Coffee / tea / biscuits are provided. Max number of participants: 5. Please register in advance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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The TRC is open again from Tuesday, 2nd June, but by appointment only.

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Stichting Textile Research Centre

TRC Gallery exhibition:
5 Febr. -27 August 2020: American Quilts

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