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MIXED MEDIA TEXTILES

Course full

This series of workshops gives you an opportunity to experiment with mixed media techniques, fabric collage and free motion embroidery. Each session will cover a variety of techniques which you may wish to use as inspiration to start a personal project. Your work could be developed further into a textile book, a panel for framing or an elaborate box. Workshops can be booked separately.

Date Tues 26th March
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2340  
Fees £60  
   

   
CLAMSHELL CUSHION COVER

Course full

Sheep In The Hills A very pretty form of patchwork, clamshells are often overlooked. Molly will show you her own method of piecing this lovely patchwork shape, both by hand and a quick and easy method on the machine. You will be provided with the materials to make the super cute 'Sheep in the Hills' cushion cover. This can be made by hand or by machine and can be finished at home if necessary.

Date Wed 27th March
Tutor Molly Brown  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2232  
Fees £60  
   

   
BRAID SOCIETY TRY-IT DAY

Come to learn or improve your braids, cords, tassels, knots etc. including plysplit and loop braiding. Price of course includes materials. Lunch is available to members and non- members for £5.00. *The Braid Society has very kindly subsidised this course.

Date Sat 13th April
Tutor Anne Dyer  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2433  
Fees £15 members
£20 non-members
 
   

   
NEEDLE FELTED PET

A really fun workshop in which you will make a small model of your pet by using the simple technique of needle felting. You will be surprised by how, just working with natural fleece and a special needle you will be able to create a lifelike representation of your favourite animal.

Date Wed 24th April
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2491  
Fees £55  
   

   
FABULOUS TASSELS

Simple hard-headed tassels can be made very elaborate, very easily. By adding fringing, beads and small tassels to a basic shape, create some wonderful tassels that can be used to adorn your home. Think of those magnificent curtain ties that you see in stately homes!

Date Wed 24th April
Tutor Anne Dyer  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2492  
Fees £35  
   

   
EMBROIDERED BOX

Experiment with free machine embroidery and fabric collage whilst creating a colourful and decorative lid for your box. Learn how to blend fabric and stitch together and add some thread drawn daisies. When your piece is finished, it will be folded and tucked needing just one stitch to keep it in place. Your pre-made box base is covered in a piece of fabric to complement the top. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required.

Date Tues 30th April
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2493  
Fees £65  
   

   
MIXED MEDIA TEXTILES

Course full

An opportunity to experiment with mixed media techniques, fabric collage and free machine embroidery. Each session will allow you to build confidence in applying these techniques which you may wish to use as inspiration to start a personal project. Your work could be developed further into a panel for framing or a personal journal. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required for these workshops.

Date Tues 21st May
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2494  
Fees £65  
   

   
MIXED MEDIA TEXTILES

An opportunity to experiment with mixed media techniques, fabric collage and free machine embroidery. Each session will allow you to build confidence in applying these techniques which you may wish to use as inspiration to start a personal project. Your work could be developed further into a panel for framing or a personal journal. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required for these workshops.

Date Tues 25th June
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2495  
Fees £65  
   

   
MORE RAG RUGS

Discover how to recycle your old clothes and fabrics into vintage looking rugs and cushions. Learn two traditional rag rug techniques: Progging, which gives a shaggy texture, and Hooking, a series of loops used for pictorial details. Make a sampler using both, or just focus on one technique if you wish. Jenni will guide you through each process enabling you to start a project to finish at home.

Date Wed 26th June
Tutor Jenni Stuart-Anderson  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2432  
Fees £60  
   

   
NATURE IN BATIK

Flowers, Leaves and Seedpods in Batik.

An exciting workshop to discover the exquisite art of batik. The beautiful shapes and colours provided by nature will be your inspiration to create batiks on paper, tissue paper and canvas using inks and bleach to add and remove colour, with hot wax as a resist. Create a selection of batik images suitable for immediate framing or for further embellishment with stitch, if you wish.

Date Tues 23rd July
Tutor Jenny O'Leary  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2497  
Fees £65  
   

   
MIXED MEDIA TEXTILES

An opportunity to experiment with mixed media techniques, fabric collage and free machine embroidery. Each session will allow you to build confidence in applying these techniques which you may wish to use as inspiration to start a personal project. Your work could be developed further into a panel for framing or a personal journal. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required for these workshops.

Date Tues 23rd July
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2496  
Fees £65  
   

   
HAVE A GO WITH STRAW

Join Anne Dyer for a beginners workshop in one of the ways of playing with straw. This is an incredibly versatile material and can be used to make designs that are both modern and historical. Try this easy and intriguing craft taken from Swiss straw work and use dyes and nail varnish to add colour.

Date Wed 24th July
Tutor Anne Dyer  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2499  
Fees £35  
   

   
TEXTILE BOOKS

2 places remaining

Create a beautiful concertina book. Explore how to layer up painted bondaweb and fabric collage and then how to draw into this using free machine embroidery. Particular detail will be given to the book cover. Once you are happy with your work, a backing can be added and folds for pages stitched into place. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required.

Date Tues 10th September
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2500  
Fees £65  
   

   
NATURE IN BATIK

Flowers, Leaves and Seedpods in Batik.

An exciting workshop to discover the exquisite art of batik. The beautiful shapes and colours provided by nature will be your inspiration to create batiks on paper, tissue paper and canvas using inks and bleach to add and remove colour, with hot wax as a resist. Create a selection of batik images suitable for immediate framing or for further embellishment with stitch, if you wish.

Date Tues 10th September
Tutor Jenny O'Leary  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2498  
Fees £65  
   

   
MORE RAG RUGS

Discover how to recycle your old clothes and fabrics into vintage looking rugs and cushions. Learn two traditional rag rug techniques: Progging, which gives a shaggy texture, and Hooking, a series of loops used for pictorial details. Make a sampler using both, or just focus on one technique if you wish. Jenni will guide you through each process enabling you to start a project to finish at home.

Date Wed 18th September
Tutor Jenni Stuart-Anderson  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2434  
Fees £60