Thread Painting Portraits with Paula Doyle

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Thread Painting Portraits with Paula Doyle

In this workshop we get to enjoy and see many of the portraits that have been made for the Magna Carta quilt that Paula has been closely involved in designing and making.


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Paula has been closely involved in the designing and making of the Magna Carta quilts and in this workshop she shares with us how she (and her quilting friends) drew with thread the portraits to hand on the Oaktree Legacy quilts.

There were/are 20 leaves on each tree and the portraits are of those people who are considered to have been active on human rights (as this is the clause of the Magna Carta that has been depicted on the other quilts)

Paula explains how she uses copyright free images;  the use of the products Transfer-Eze and Terial Magic (both of which are available through the shop); and then gets to work on the design using a variety of colours of threads to depict the various shades of the portrait – which very quickly comes to life!

To see more of the videos and workshops that we have on the site about Paula’s Magna Carta quilt, you can use the quick search

If you are in the Runnymede/Windsor area(s) the weekend of 12-15th June you might get caught up in many of the events that will be running to celebrate this occasion.

The quilts have been made for the Royal Holloway University art exhibition in the Windsor building of the Royal Holloway University,Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX which will open on 14th June for the Magna Carta 800th anniversary festivities.

And there are plans in hand for the quilt to move around the country.

Their Facebook page is  under Magna Carta Quilt Association and their  Twitter thingy is @MagnaCartaQuilt

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