Plants and botanical drawings can be a rich source of inspiration for textile artists and embroiderers. Using seasonal plants as source material, we will produce a small book form with lamination,collage,stitch and colour. machine stitching is optional but pieces started in the workshop can be embellished further by and and machine.
This workshop incorporates many mixed media techniques which when combined produce an ornate and intricate 3-d Artwork . The beauty of it is that you do not need to work from a design as we use stamps and printing blocks to be our starting point – and allow the design to grow naturally from these images. Of course you can take the techniques and materials used further in your own work at home and incorporate your own designed motifs.
A lovely, relaxing workshop, using painted silk and layered silk with hand embroidery which adds texture and dimension.
This is an ideal workshop for dressmaking beginners and those in the know. Once you have achieved making this dress, you will want to make more an adapt them to your taste.
If you have never made a garment before, this is the workshop to try. This is a lovely, simple designed skirt with a waist band and a zip! Do not be put off, Cathy will show you how to make it easily without worry!
Donna will inspire you with this workshop. layering different fabrics and using paint and stitch to embellish and create this lovely floral picture.