(Some sewing machine experience is required)
These courses will teach you to explore, develop and experiment with the exciting possibilities of machine and hand embroidery. Initially working from a theme you will develop a collection of samples using simple applique, fabulous hand embroidery techniques, dissolvable (water soluble fabric), different threads, couching, paper and much more! During these courses you will also look at the work of leading textile artists from which to further draw inspiration.
Intermediate Experimental Textiles
Wednesdays 10.30 -12.30 a.m.
This is an ongoing class for students who have some textile experience and are looking for tutorial to develop their ideas and work further. You will be supported with guidance on design, sketchbook/inspiration development, processes and techniques, through to finished masterpieces!! You will continue to learn new techniques through demonstration.
September 6th/ 13th/20th/ 27th /October 4th/11th/ 18th
November 1st/8th/15th/ 22nd/ 29th/ December 6th
January 3rd/10th/ 17th/24th/ 31st/ February 7th
February 21st/28th/March 7th/14th/21st/28th
Easter half term
April 18th/25th/May 2nd/ 9th/16th/ 23rd.
June 6th/13th/ 20th/27th/July 4th/11th/ 18th
Cost: 6 week term £120 (plus contribution to materials £15)
7 week term £140 (plus contribution to materials £18)
Beginners/intermediate Experimental Textiles
(Basic sewing machine experience necessary)
Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.
This class is for complete beginners and those with some basic textile knowledge under their belt, for beginners you will learn basic techniques like free-motion embroidery, applique, couching (machine/hand), dissolvable fabrics and more and will be working on samples for your sketchbook. For those on the course who have covered the basics you will continue to develop your design ideas, sketchbook and will be guided with processes and techniques whilst working towards finished pieces. New techniques will be introduced through demonstration.
September 5th/12th/19th/26th/October 3rd/10th/17th
October 31st/November 7th/14th/21st/28th/December 5th
January 2nd/ 9th/16th/23rd/30th /February 6th
February 20th/27th/ March 6th/13th/20th/27th
April 17th/24th/ May 1st/8th/15th/22nd
June 5th/12th/19th/26th/July 3rd/10th/17th
Costs: 6 week term £120 (plus contribution to materials £1 5)
7 week term £140 (Plus contribution to materials £18)