‘A Rare Bird’ – Project Textiles 4 (A Design For Stitch Course)


‘A Rare Bird’ is a four day ‘design for stitch’ course spanning a number of weeks aimed at those with experience in machine embroidery and creative textiles. The first two studio days are focused on structured design workshops working with a variety of colouring and paper media in a concertina sketchbook, creating the platform on which to form your textile design and the following weeks are used begin to compose your wall hanging with your choice of bird/s as your subject.


Your subject could be an English garden bird or an exotic colourful parrot..you may choose to focus in the end on a closeup of the wings/detail of the bird and produce an abstract piece or a more figurative piece with a number of birds. Whatever your chosen bird I will mentor you through the ‘design.. to stitch’ process through structured practical art days – and we will try and get a stitch day in there also. The stitch techniques and materials you choose to make up your final design will be lead by you but with a shoulder to lean on if need be. You will need to set aside some time to work on the piece at home but the four days in the studio will give you a structured timetable to which to work to – and you will benefit from being with a group and the support like minded individuals will give each other along the way. An exciting new project I am currently working on with LTT. With thanks to the LTT members for these pictures. Please contact me to discuss further if you wish prior to booking.

Additional information


26th Nov 2020, 3rd Dec 2020, 14th Jan 2021, 21st Jan 2021




Art box kit to inc:

Brushes in various widths.

Koh i noor palette – you can buy from the studio.

Ink pens, acrylic pens.

Concertina sketch book or A3 sketchbook

Indian wooden stamps – only if you have some.

Selection of Lumiere/metallic arcylic paint ( you can buy from the studio if you wish)

For all wall hanging – All chosen fabrics supplied and sourced by participant.

tissue paper, string.


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