Susan shares with us her passion for all pachwork things Japanese.
Susan Briscoe is talented designer and textile artist, author of several books, lecturer and teacher of a wide variety of creative textile workshops.
Here are just some of her inspirational classes……
Japanese Art Quilt “Boromono”
Now highly collectable, boromono rag cloths are easy to make, recycling old fabrics – checked shirts are ideal – or try a bundle of stripe and plaid fat quarters. Think folk art!
Machine sewing, simple rotary cutting with very little measuring, big stitch quilting (hand) and easy hand applique. Every boromono will be unique.
Japanese Circles and Squares – One Day Workshop
A quick and easy design with a lively look. Learn how to get the most out of your fat quarters!
Make blocks for a 42 x 36 in patchwork, exploring colour and easy appliqué circles, from just 7 fat quarters plus an eighth of a feature fabric for the circles.
The construction pattern is based on Japanese shoji screens and the blocks arranged in an intriguing number sequence.
Recycled Curves – One Day Workshop
Recycle fabrics in the raw appliqué layers and recycle part of one block to make the next – the ultimate in recycling!
This 28 in square raw edge machine appliqué and patchwork with a new look is perfect for batiks, hand dyes, solids and two tone fabrics.
Make the blocks and sew the top on the day, quilt it later and pop it is the washing machine to fluff up the layers for an abstract flash of colour. The pattern was inspired by an old Japanese jacket.
To find out more and see photos/read the blog about Susan’s classes and to order any or her many books and patterns contact
4 Mount Zion
Phone: 01978 721771 Email: email@example.com