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  1. Keeping Sketchbooks - 4th October 2017

    Keeping Sketchbooks - 4th October 2017

    £65.00

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop Keeping a sketchbook is like keeping a diary but this diary is a visual record of all your ideas. We will explore a multitude of techniques and materials including collage, paint, fabric and stitch. This workshop is designed to take away the fear of the blank page! At the end of the day you will take with you the beginnings of a journal that will inspire your future work whether it is a quilt, a wall piece, a cushion or a dress. From a previous student! “Thank you so much Debs for the brilliant sketchbook day, I was so frightened! but now I can’t put it down” Marina
    Date: Wednesday, October 04th 2017
  2. Exploring Embroidery and Sashiko - 9th and 10th October 2017

    Exploring Embroidery and Sashiko - 9th and 10th October 2017

    Fully Booked

    Embroidery is a skill that transfers into so many textile disciplines. You can embroider onto clothing or table linen; you can use it in quilting and pictures. On this workshop you will create a set of samples whilst learning a host of stitches. On the second day we will explore the Japanese stitch Sashiko, often seen in white thread on indigo fabric. You will learn how to transfer your design onto the fabric and experiment with different threads.
    From: Monday, October 09th 2017
    To: Tuesday, October 10th 2017
  3. Drawing with Thread -  Free hand machine embroidery 11th October 2017

    Drawing with Thread - Free hand machine embroidery 11th October 2017

    Fully Booked

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci!
    Date: Wednesday, October 11th 2017
  4. Colouring fabric - 16th and 17th October 2017

    Colouring fabric - 16th and 17th October 2017

    Fully Booked

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. This is a true workshop of experimentation. Learn to work with procion dyes, paints and rusty nails! We will be block printing, stencilling, painting and blending. You will spend the two days working with colour on a variety of natural fabrics . By the end of the workshop you will go away with a sample book and the confidence to use these techniques again. All techniques are safe to use at home. You will need to be ok wearing rubber gloves and a cotton face mask for some of the work.
    From: Monday, October 16th 2017
    To: Tuesday, October 17th 2017
  5. All sorts of Applique - 1st November 2017

    All sorts of Applique - 1st November 2017

    £68.00

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop Investigate the art of appliqué by creating five samples, machine, hand, padded, reverse and 3D appliqué. You can then use these skills in cushion making and quilting to decorating clothing and bags. We will use a variety of fabrics and thread. Click on 'learn more' to see more images
    Date: Wednesday, November 01st 2017
  6. Thermofax Printing -2nd and 3rd November 2017

    Thermofax Printing -2nd and 3rd November 2017

    Fully Booked

    Thermofax printing is very similar to screenpring but is easier to manage and you can create very fine detailed images onto fabric, paper and if you want your walls! You can use any medium in the same way as you can with a screenprint. The machine we use is based on the old 1950’s technology of photocopying. As there are no chemicals involved in the process it is a very safe and simple way to create amazing images. On this two day workshop you will learn to make the screens and then print 2m of fabric for either dressmaking, home furnishing or a textile art project.
    From: Thursday, November 02nd 2017
    To: Friday, November 03rd 2017
  7. Silk Painting - 17th November 2017

    Silk Painting - 17th November 2017

    Fully Booked

    The cost of the workshop includes all silks and paints. Learn the beautiful art of silk painting. You will learn how to blend and divide colour and how to work with the various tools available. We will explore techniques with salt and shaving foam! By the end of the day you will feel confident in using this technique at home.
    Date: Friday, November 17th 2017
  8. Creating Texture - 20th November 2017

    Creating Texture - 20th November 2017

    £68.00

    On this workshop you will learn many techniques in manipulating fabric to create texture which can be transferred into so many of your textile and dressmaking projects. You will spend the day learning to make bubbles, yo-yo's, pleats and tucks and many more.
    Date: Monday, November 20th 2017
  9. Crazy Patchwork - 21st November 2017

    Crazy Patchwork - 21st November 2017

    £68.00

    A really fun way to begin quilting without the measuring!! Using a treasure trove of traditional or contemporary fabrics you will create a beautiful cushion and be able to then continue with this technique. You will be able to embellish with ribbon, buttons and stitch. Click on "Learn more" to see more pictures
    Date: Tuesday, November 21st 2017
  10. Advanced Free Hand Machine Embroidery - 4th & 5th December 2017

    Advanced Free Hand Machine Embroidery - 4th & 5th December 2017

    Fully Booked

    For many of you who already have a basic knowledge of this technique or have already done the one day workshop this is an opportunity to advance these skills further. We will be exploring the technique on fine fabrics such as silk organza, 3D work, metallic thread work and quilting. On the second day of the workshop there will be an opportunity for you develop a piece of work that you are currently working on or to start something new. The cost of the workshop includes all fabrics and threads.
    From: Monday, December 04th 2017
    To: Tuesday, December 05th 2017
  11. Shibori - 7th December 2017

    Shibori - 7th December 2017

    Fully Booked

    Shibori is the Japanese art of resist dying using binding, folding, stitching and twisting to create beautiful fabrics. Kanoko shibori is what we would term as tie-dye but the Japanese developed many many more techniques to create incredibly beautiful patterns. On this course you will learn many of the techniques and how to prepare the dyes. All the dyes we prepare will be safe to use at home. By the end of the day you will have a stash of samples and notes on how to continue to expand this technique.
    Date: Thursday, December 07th 2017
  12. Coiled Fabric Pots - 12th December 2017

    Coiled Fabric Pots - 12th December 2017

    £68.00

    On this workshop you will learn to make coiled fabric pots by machine. It will also include making them with jute and the technique of wrapping the rope. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop and you will be able to take these sturdy and useful bowls home!
    Date: Tuesday, December 12th 2017
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