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Sylvia Critcher

About Sylvia

Sylvia has established her own unique process for combining raised quilt and stitch techniques to create wonderful effects.

Sylvia see’s her role as helping to raise awareness of textiles so that they are on an equal footing with all other artefacts. Her mission is to keep alive lost skills, and to pass on traditional as well as contemporary techniques in any way possible.

Sylvia feels that exhibiting her work will help to eventually bring about a different attitude towards the value of textile art in society.

Click here to see an interview with Sylvia where we get to learn more about the 10 different projects that she has included in her recent book as well as the inspiration behind her patterns – including some junk mail!

Sylvia website

Signature Technique

Combining raised quilt and stitch techniques such as trapunto and French style cording.

Sylvia’s Top Tips

  • You should always quilt in a self colour that matches your background fabric, unless you are using a metallic thread.
  • Remember to avoid fabric that is too dark because you will lose the 3D drop shadow effect.

Books and Patterns


Mystery Quilt with Sylvia Critcher Secret Gallery

!! SPOLIER ALERT!! - Updated 28 May 2017 Here is the special secret picture gallery of your versions of Sylvia Critcher's New Year Mystery Quilt, but you'll only be able to see the pictures if you're logged in as a subscriber.       This is the one that Sylvia  made for the project     One of our subscribers- Sandra- met up with Sylvia recently at one of Sylvia's classes.


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