Japanese folded patchwork with Lee Brown

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Japanese folded patchwork with Lee Brown

Lee Brown shares her love of handwork with us for a lovely double sided cushion. This makes a perfect holiday project as it is so portable.

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Japanese folded is a double sided technique that uses circles and triangles.

Lee mentions that she uses pelmet vilene to give some of her Japanese folded pieces more structure. She pads out the cushion by using up small scraps of wadding.

The hand sewing is limited to simple running stitch for piecing; larger running stitch which acts as your gather, and then hidden ladder stitch.

Lee was formally trained in commercial design at Hornsey School of Art (now part of Middlesex University). She then trained in textiles at the London College of Fashion. A trip to New Orleans and a visit to a quilt show in 1974 sparked off her enduring passion for fabric construction and embellishment.

As well as working on commissions from her studio at home, Lee has for many years taught  City & Guilds Certificate and Diploma in Embroidery, Patchwork and Quilting and the elements of design in adult education centres in Kent

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