Want to Try? Workshops and Classes.

Below are lists of this seasons classes and workshops. The venue is York, UK.          Max class numbers are 5.  Email me for more info or booking.

Day Workshops Summer 2018

May 16

Buttons and badges

(Suitable for all abilities.)

Design and make a decorative badge or two based on cover buttons. Fun and easy starter project. Great presents.

10-3pm

£35 inc 2 prepped buttons and backs

May 23

The Twisting Tree

(Building control and experience.)

Get adventurous in a very ‘safe’ way. Begin with my design and follow step by step to create your own ‘arty’ dramatic study of this tree.

10- 3pm

£30

June 13

Water soluble Fabric Day

(A play day.)

Explore this fabulous fabric, making lacy designs and images. A valuable addition to the creative sewing basket.

10 – 3pm

£35

incl 1m

of fabric

June 20

Introduction half day

Lets get started! Machine settings, equipment, aides, problem solving

10- 1pm

£15

July 11

A Pretty as a Picture

(Putting it all together)

Explore a combination of techniques to make a charming mini masterpiece.

10 – 3pm

£30

Deposit to be paid at booking please, non-refundable unless your place is filled.

Cost includes basic materials but not threads. You will need to bring lunch!

Classes, Summer 2018.

Each is 10-1pm, £15, does not include materials. (£68 for 5 classes, if booked at the same time)

dates

Title

content

May 4

May 6

1

Introduction

Setting up, the machine, basic equipment equipment., getting stitching, Trouble shooting

May 11

May 13

2

Making Lines Work

Controlling and exploring how to make and use lines to develop character and style in your work. Start to draw with your machine.

May 18

May 20

2A

Lines

Using lines in different ways in your designs and pictures. Work with positive and negative ideas. We will go through creating your own design from idea to completion.

May 25

May 27

3

Experimenting with Applique

Different ways of adding fabric shapes to your work- simple raw, using precut shapes, stitch patterns, edges. An effective way to add colour, motifs, pattern or textures.

June 1st

June 3

3A

Applying Applique

Have some fun making quick pictures for quirky and individual cards, decorating bag fronts, picture panels etc. Ideas and templates provided or bring your own.

June 8

June 10

4

Textures

Creating surfaces by adding fabric, threads, fibres. Cut, fray, pluck pleat, scrunch. Create layers with water soluble fabric.

June 15

June17

4A

Tactile Landscape

Construct a textured image of contrasting surfaces and techniques. Modify and adapt techniques, combine them to create something very personal.

June 22

June 24

5

Paint!

Creating coloured backgrounds for working on. Try acrylic paints, basic stains and dyes, apply colour in experimental ways, find out how to stain with rust.

June 29

July 1st

6

Focus on Colour

Basic colour theory and how to use /ignore it. Work with contrasts, harmonies, making colour schemes that add depth or emphasis, or how to bring them to life.

July 6

July 8

7

Non standard materials

Ways of working with not-fabrics. Try stitching papers, plastics, sweet wrappers, tin foil etc – dealing with the unexpected.

July 13

July 15

8

Constructing a masterpiece

Selecting images, editing, designing. How, when and where to use techniques, sequencing tasks, using colours, balancing lines and shapes. Even using prefabricated elements and found objects.

Payments in advance please, non-returnable unless the reserved place is taken.

Classes, Summer 2018.

Each is 10-1pm, £15, does not include materials. (£68 for 5 classes, if booked at the same time)

dates

Title

content

May 4

May 6

1

Introduction

Setting up, the machine, basic equipment equipment., getting stitching, Trouble shooting

May 11

May 13

2

Making Lines Work

Controlling and exploring how to make and use lines to develop character and style in your work. Start to draw with your machine.

May 18

May 20

2A

Lines

Using lines in different ways in your designs and pictures. Work with positive and negative ideas. We will go through creating your own design from idea to completion.

May 25

May 27

3

Experimenting with Applique

Different ways of adding fabric shapes to your work- simple raw, using precut shapes, stitch patterns, edges. An effective way to add colour, motifs, pattern or textures.

June 1st

June 3

3A

Applying Applique

Have some fun making quick pictures for quirky and individual cards, decorating bag fronts, picture panels etc. Ideas and templates provided or bring your own.

June 8

June 10

4

Textures

Creating surfaces by adding fabric, threads, fibres. Cut, fray, pluck pleat, scrunch. Create layers with water soluble fabric.

June 15

June17

A

Tactile Landscape

4

Construct a textured image of contrasting surfaces and techniques. Modify and adapt techniques, combine them to create something very personal.

June 22

June 24

5

Paint!

Creating coloured backgrounds for working on. Try acrylic paints, basic stains and dyes, apply colour in experimental ways, find out how to stain with rust.

June 29

July 1st

6

Focus on Colour

Basic colour theory and how to use /ignore it. Work with contrasts, harmonies, making colour schemes that add depth or emphasis, or how to bring them to life.

July 6

July 8

7

Non standard materials

Ways of working with not-fabrics. Try stitching papers, plastics, sweet wrappers, tin foil etc – dealing with the unexpected.

July 13

July 15

8

Constructing a masterpiece

Selecting images, editing, designing. How, when and where to use techniques, sequencing tasks, using colours, balancing lines and shapes. Even using prefabricated elements and found objects.

Payments in advance please, non-returnable unless the reserved place is taken.

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