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NATURE IN BATIK

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Seedpods and Plant Forms in Batik. The beautiful shapes of seedpods and various plant forms will be used as inspiration to create batiks on tissue paper and paper. Working with hot wax and resist we will look at bleach and inks to create a selection of imaginative interpretations of the theme. Please bring along images for inspiration, and if you wish, a canvas to work on. Materials: £3

Date Fri 7th July
Tutor Jenny O' Leary  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1807  
Fees £50  
 

 
TAPESTRY WEAVING

A series of workshops for students wishing to discover weaving or for those who wish to take their basic weaving skills to the next level. You will be introduced to Kelim methods and tufting techniques as well as joining and finishing . Over the course of these three workshops you will be able to design and weave a beautiful small panel.

Date Tues 18th July
Tutor Brigitta Shuker  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1767  
Fees £55  
 

 
NATURAL DYEING

Have fun cooking up dyes using natural ingredients and plant material, such as using alum and rhubarb leaves as mordants. Transform neutral protein fabrics ( i.e. wool and silk) into a palette of gorgeous colours. These can be used as inspiration for various textile projects.

Date Tues 25th July and Wed 26th July
Tutor Brigitta Shuker  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1766  
Fees £110  
 

 
TAPESTRY WEAVING

A series of workshops for students wishing to discover weaving or for those who wish to take their basic weaving skills to the next level. You will be introduced to Kelim methods and tufting techniques as well as joining and finishing . Over the course of these three workshops you will be able to design and weave a beautiful small panel.

Date Tues 15th Aug
Tutor Brigitta Shuker  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1768  
Fees £55  
 

 
BLOCK PRINTING ON FABRIC

A fun workshop creating beautifully decorated fabric pieces using fabric paints and acrylics. Learn how to make printing stamps to your own design and then use these to print onto a variety of items. Try out your new skills by decorating blank cushion covers, aprons and tea towels. Materials: £10 maximum.

Date Wed 23rd Aug
Tutor Stevie Walker  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1695  
Fees £50  
 

 
DISCOVER CHENILLE

An opportunity to discover and explore the fascinating possibilities of chenille, the process of creating a fabric that is soft and rich in texture. With the addition of raw edge applique shapes, create an individual and unique piece of work which you will transform into a simple cushion. This exciting technique can be used to create both clothing and furnishings.

Date Tues 12th Sept
Tutor Sandra Wiggins  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1746  
Fees £45  
 

 
TAPESTRY WEAVING

A series of workshops for students wishing to discover weaving or for those who wish to take their basic weaving skills to the next level. You will be introduced to Kelim methods and tufting techniques as well as joining and finishing . Over the course of these three workshops you will be able to design and weave a beautiful small panel.

Date Tues 12th Sept
Tutor Brigitta Shuker  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1769  
Fees £55  
 

 
COLOURFUL PRINT AND PATTERN ON FABRIC

Explore a wide variety of printing techniques for patterning fabric. Create unique and individual designs by exploring the use of a variety of printing methods on a selection of fabric weights and textures. Further experimentation with dyes and other print media will allow you to create gloriously coloured fabrics.

Date Tues 19th Sept and Wed 20th Sept
Tutor Ruth Issett  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1751  
Fees £150