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  1. Foundation Course

    Foundation Course

    Fully Booked

    The Textile Foundation starts on 30th September and is a six month course. Please see full details by clicking on the Foundation tab at the top of the page. If you are interested in joining then please contact me.
    Date: Monday, September 30th 2019
  2. Sketchbooks and colour studies

    Sketchbooks and colour studies

    £195.00

    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! Day one - A day of mark making and developing ways to notate our ideas. Collage is a very important technique in textiles as it gives us the opportunity to explore shape, proportion and texture. We will also work with stitch both on paper and fabric. Day two and three - I am thrilled to welcome the artist Julie Sajous to the studio for day two of this workshop who will be covering colour and how we can develop our use of it within our textile work. We will be looking at basic colour theory and how we create shades and match colours. We will be working with acrylic which as we can use with a fabric medium is also incredibly useful not just for our sketchbooks but also for further work on fabric At the end of the two days 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
    From: Wednesday, October 02nd 2019
    To: Friday, October 04th 2019
  3. Drawing with Thread -  Free hand machine embroidery 14th October 2019

    Drawing with Thread - Free hand machine embroidery 14th October 2019

    £75.00

    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. This is a beautiful way of creating pattern and detail in both dressmaking and the textile arts.
    Date: Monday, October 14th 2019
  4. Exploring Embroidery and Sashiko - 15th and 16th October 2019

    Exploring Embroidery and Sashiko - 15th and 16th October 2019

    £130.00

    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: Wednesday, October 16th 2019
    To: Thursday, October 17th 2019
  5. All sorts of Applique - 24th October 2019

    All sorts of Applique - 24th October 2019

    £75.00

    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: Thursday, October 24th 2019
  6. Colouring fabric - 4th, 5th & 6th November 2019

    Colouring fabric - 4th, 5th & 6th November 2019

    £275.00

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. Learn to work with procion dyes both in liquid form and also using them as a paste to be able to paint with. We will explore using rust to achieve beautiful colour. We will be block printing, stencilling, painting and blending. You will spend the three 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, November 04th 2019
    To: Wednesday, November 06th 2019
  7. Creating Texture - 13th November 2019

    Creating Texture - 13th November 2019

    £75.00

    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: Wednesday, November 13th 2019
  8. Screenprinting & thermofax - 20th, 21st & 22nd November 2019

    Screenprinting & thermofax - 20th, 21st & 22nd November 2019

    Fully Booked

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. This workshop will show you free flowing and playful ways of working with a screen. Using temporary resists we will create specific images and texture and layering for backgrounds. We will also learn to make Thermofax screens which 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. These techniques are equally useful for textile artists and for dressmakers who want to design their own fabric. At the end of the workshop you will go home with approx 2 - 3 metres of different techniques and ideas.
    From: Wednesday, November 20th 2019
    To: Friday, November 22nd 2019
  9. Piecing, Patchwork & Quilting - 2nd, 3rd & 4th December 2019

    Piecing, Patchwork & Quilting - 2nd, 3rd & 4th December 2019

    £275.00

    This three day workshop will cover the principles of piecing fabric from traditional quilting blocks to contemporary piecing including curves and layers. We will learn to work with the rotary cutter and cutting boards and learn about glue basting for added accuracy! We will also cover the basics of quilting both on the machine and hand quilting.
    From: Monday, December 02nd 2019
    To: Wednesday, December 04th 2019
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