Teaching & Workshops

 

LET’S START WITH MARKS

Use different mark making tools first on paper then on fabric taking colour out of cloth with made marks and adding with stitch. (One day workshop,suitable for all levels.)

Lemon juice is used to remove the colour on fabric dyed with Potassium Permanganate.

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STITCH COLOUR

Assemble colourful cotton fabric pieces or sari silk ribbons and using some simple stitches (or more complicated for those with more experienced) in bright cotton threads, make a  square, which can be used to make an abstract picture, a book cover, a needle case or an item of your choice.
(One day workshop, suitable for all levels.)

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NEEDLE FELTED BACKGROUNDS & STITCH

In this one day workshop muslin, scrim and fibres create a versatile beginning to your piece.

Then foreground detail is added with hand stitch depending on experience.

Some stitching experience required

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I CAN’T DRAW – STARTING A SKETCHBOOK 

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“I can’t draw”

That’s what I used to say.  The more you do the better and, more importantly, the more confident you will become.  I use my drawings for ideas, they are not photographic interpretation of what I’m looking at but loose and ragged representations.

Suitable for all levels.

Let’s start a sketchbook for textile work.  The ideas can lead in all sorts of directions.  Some of these uploaded images are pure sketches and have gone no further, others have become completed textile pieces.  

Who says a sketchbook has to be drawings…

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