Design4Stitch Course 2023-24 ( two terms of five sessions)

5.00 out of 5
2 customer reviews

£240

This course is great for those with some experience in textiles and free machine embroidery. In order to get the most out of the course there is homework set and time within sessions is devoted to providing individual critique and group discussion.  An emphasis is put on group learning and students will have access to a private facebook page will which provides a communication link and a great way to discuss topics as a team as the weeks go on . Contact me before booking on for more information.

Description

Exactly what it says on the tin – this is a ten day course over ten months, designed to bridge the gap from initial designs to completed art work.  We will explore the techniques and tools to depict your ideas in textile art. Full, fun and practical workshops, the days runs from 10am -3pm and explore a multitude of methods and topics dear to my heart…using inks and sketchbook work as a starting point  – we take on projects such as painting and stitching, creating paper landscapes, rust dying and cards, textural techniques, machine embroidery stitches,  water soluble methods, and printing. There is homework…and most stitch is done in between studio sessions at home.  Main topic focus: Landscapes and flowers.

The course is very machine embroidery focused so students need to be confident stitchers on the machine. I focus more on design for textiles, rather than stitch techniques although we do have some practical stitch days in the studio where we cover cable stitch and stitches for textural effects.

Please contact me prior to booking to chat through course content.

Fee shown is £240 is per term and there are two terms of five studio days.

First term in 2023 – Sept-Dec – dates now published.

Additional information

Times:

10-3pm

Dates for both Groups:

Group A: 11th Sept, 25th Sept, 16th Oct, 6th Nov, 4th Dec 2023, Group B: TBC

Requirements:

Collect any magazine pics/photos/google images.. of flowers with tall stems, landscapes with rolling hills , trees.  A4 size images are ideal.

At some point you will use all of these products. If you don’t want to buy the jacquard paints straight away I would suggest using some of mine and then deciding what you would prefer to get then.

Basic box needs:

Watercolour pencils – Whsmith if you have to buy.

Inktense pencils are a luxury but lovely to have.

White Wax crayon.

A3 Pink Pig 150 gsm or SeaWhite sketch book

Small sketch book – any shape for your sample work to be stapled –could be black pages if you prefer. Paper just needs to be stiff enough to take a bit of gluing.

A couple of thin and thicker black pens for outlining,

Can include Posca pens..white and other colours if you wish.

Koh I noor Ink palette (studio supplies)

Empire Gold Pebeo wax

White Gesso – get the cheapest you can find.

Variety of Flat and round head paint brushes.

Pritstick

Low tack masking tape. Frog Tape is really good if you can get it.

Jacquard Lumiere starter pack of textile paints.

HB pencil

Notebook

Brusho if you have some but don’t go and buy especially.

A heat gun.

 

2 reviews for Design4Stitch Course 2023-24 ( two terms of five sessions)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Stearn

    Its been a year long delightful experience. Every session has been a new experience and now look forward to furthering all the knowledge I’ve gained.

    • Alex

      Loved you being here Jen – thank you x

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shan newhouse

    Very good course. Gave me enthusiasm and direction to do far more textile art. Lots of ideas and techniques to improve ability to design, plan, and execute pieces. And lovely to see everyone else’s versions of topics.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published.

Product Enquiry