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Treasures of Tutankhamen Wall Hanging
Day/Date: Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 10.30 am to 4.30 pm
Cost: £35
Teacher: Gail Lawther

Capture the opulence of Tutankhamen’s treasures in these two wall-hangings, inspired by the decorative details of ancient Egypt. The designs are created in stained glass patchwork, using gold or silver fusible binding and lovely striking fabrics: I used lots of silks and metallic prints. I’ve added lots of detail in the borders and embellished each design with beads, braid, fake (!) jewels and machine quilting for extra richness, but you could make them plainer if you prefer. You’ll get the patterns for both hangings on the day; pick either the lotus or the lily design, and during the morning we’ll build up the patches of the design. Then, in the afternoon, you can choose what you’d like to do first: add machine quilting, stitch on the binding, or build up a rich border pattern. You probably won’t get on to adding the final backing-binding on the day, but you might like to choose the fabric for it at the same time as you’re picking all the other fabrics.