Just putting together a short programme of day courses – currently looks like this-
Stitchy Days Workshops Spring 2019
10-3pm £35, includes basic materials. You will need your own machine and threads.
Wed 24th – Drawing with your Sewing Machine- No drawing skills required! We shall cheat and develop the gentle art of scribble and sketch. Working with line and patterns to make images and textures. Good for thoses starting out or those wishing to extend and explore.
May 8th – Creative Textiles – experimenting with water soluble fabric, non woven surfaces and playing with paint on fabric.
May 22nd – Creative Textiles – Ideas to Stitch. Ever had a great idea or really wanted to make an image but not known how to start? Which techniques, colours and aprroaches to use? This day will walk you through the process, encourage you to experiment and prepare, help you make decisions and work out when to panic or when to just go and put the kettle on!
June 5th – Twisting Tree. A great way to start – or move it onto experimental techniques.
Stitchy Evenings Spring 2019 : contact me for details or to book.
Workshops are in Acomb, York – you will need your own machine and materials. There is no set content for each week, just pick and mix or ignore as you wish.
– Wednesday 7-9pm, £12 March 20, April 17, May 1, 15, 29.
Introduction – set up your machine, try out the basics, get started on a new adventure. Good for complete novices at this, those who have tried and cried, or those who need a bit of creative headspace..
Develop more complex working techniques or work on your own projects-
Layers – building fabrics and other things into your stitching, creating surfaces and textures
Colour – doing more than just colouring in. Laying colours on top of each other, working with ‘grounds’, creating colour schemes to work with.
Making pictures – ways of getting from an image to a stitchable design – quality cheating from creating outlines to building it.
Don’t forget York Open Studios! Taster Exhibition – March 30 & 31st. Studios open 6 & 7th, 13 & 14th.