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 various couching methods as well as other stitches for textural effects.
If you are itching to put your stitch skills into your own design work and happy to get messy with a paintbrush then this course is for you !
Please contact me prior to booking to chat through course content more thoroughly. The next course is due to run from January 2025.