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Textile arts courses, classes and workshops taught at locations all across the UK. Is your eye caught by bright and beautiful fabrics? Your gaze held by the allure of a perfect loom? Do you long to plunge your hand into sackfuls of fine merino wool? Textile art is as wide and varied as the numerous fibres available to man-kind. In this section you will find courses and workshops run by experienced dedicated textile artists, who will help you develop your own potential. You can learn techniques such as embroidery, batik, sewing, hand spinning, knitting, crochet, felting, rug making and weaving. A thriving modern art form, textile art courses are available up and down the UK, as short workshops, weekly clubs, weekend retreats or longer evening courses.
Needle felted animals with Feltworld
Platinum AWARD
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Needle felted animals with Feltworld
Staffordshire - Next course on 30th September 2019
£35
During this half day workshop you will create a needle felted animal or a flat picture of any image you choose. Full day courses are also available on request and via my website. We will be using various wool fibres and a barbed felting needle to knit the fibres together. Beginner to some experience. Half day- Small animals could be an owl, penguin, bird or similar. Full day you would make a more substantial animal i.e animal with leg, ears etc... you need a full day to create an animal...
Textile Landscape Workshop in Dorset
Gold AWARD
(6)
Textile Landscape Workshop in Dorset
Dorset - Next course on 22nd September 2019
£70
On this one-day course, the techniques of layering and stitching fabrics that I have developed will be used to build up a landscape. Learn how to use colour and texture to create depth, using a simple running stitch on either an electric or hand sewing machine. No specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are needed for this technique but by incorporating drawing and painting, you will be sure of making original and unique work as well as learning a new approach. Please bring your own sewing machine if possible as...
Nature in needle felt with All Things Felt & Beautiful - near Warwick
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Nature in needle felt with All Things Felt & Beautiful - near Warwick
Warwickshire - Next course on 7th December 2019
£75
Perfect for beginners I’ll guide you from start to finish so you can make a wonderfully realistic needle felt picture of your favourite animal, wildflower or beautiful landscape. You’ll be amazed at how well you do. Before you worry that you’re not good at drawing or painting let me reassure you that the step by step way I teach it, for beginners just like you, makes it easy but with incredible results that are so impressive. I’ve taught hundreds of people just like you make great artwork. With me by...
Textile Still Life Workshop
Gold AWARD
(4)
Textile Still Life Workshop
Dorset - Next course on 29th September 2019
£70
Learn the techniques that I have developed and use in making my still life textile work. Make your own patterns from favourite objects that you bring along (or from objects in my collection),working with painted and printed fabrics, layered and stitched in place to create vibrant and intricate arrangements. As in my landscape courses, no specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are necessary but please bring a machine if possible, fabrics that particularly inspire you(I will also have a good supply of fabric available) and, of course, items that you...
Advance needle felt animal - characterful mice
Silver AWARD
(1)
Advance needle felt animal - characterful mice
East Riding of Yorkshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£75
Full day course, suitable for those who have some experience needle felting and would like tips for more advanced work. The tutor is Maxine Lowery, creator of fantastic, lifelike animals, from teacup mice to elephants and stags Learn to add character to a needle felted mouse, use a wire frame and design an outfit. Courses start with introductions and a welcome drink at 9.30 and run through to 4.30 pm. We stop for lunch about 12.30. Courses are run on our small holding just outside Pocklington. 11 miles East of...
Core Skills in Natural Fabric Dyeing
Bronze AWARD
(4)
Core Skills in Natural Fabric Dyeing
Merseyside - Next course on 14th December 2019
£75
Discover sustainable, environmentally friendly ways to beautifully pattern fabric using ancient techniques and plant dyes. Indigo, Madder and Weld are the oldest known dyes which can create a full spectrum of colours when combined. Shibori is a refined form of tie-dye originating in Japan and used to create intricate patterns. These are created by clamping, tying, stitching, wrapping, folding and binding fabric before dyeing. In this one day workshop we will explore the fascinating history of natural dyes, from indigo's use as war paint for spiritual protection by the Celts...
Art to stitch textile - 4 week course
Gold AWARD
Art to stitch textile - 4 week course
Worcestershire - Next course on 4th October 2019
£80
Learn from textile artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns the art of stitch techniques and textile manipulation. This is a 4 week course running throughout the year on Friday afternoons at Inkberrow Design Centre now based in Bromsgrove B61 7DL. Learn textile drawing & sketching with visiting textile artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns. This is a course for those who are passionate about creative textiles. You will work with mixed media techniques, fabric decoration to include some dyeing and printing followed by stitching with free hand machine embroidery and combined with experimental techniques. The beginning...
Beginners Hand Embroidery at the Flamingo Centre
Beginners Hand Embroidery at the Flamingo Centre
Bristol
£115
This new design covers a wide range of basic embroidery stitches to create a pleasing cottage garden scene. It is stitched on even weave linen and can be finished your own choice of lining fabric and ribbon, this will be stitched over a 12 week course. The class runs from 1-3pm weekly.
Felt making at The Lemon Hound
Bronze AWARD
Felt making at The Lemon Hound
Kent
£40
This fun workshop teaches you how to make a piece of flat felt using the wet felt technique. See the magic unfurl from merino fibre to fabric. The groups are kept small so that everyone gets plenty of space to work in and expert one to one tuition. By the end of the session you will have made a piece of felt, which you can then turn into something beautiful for the home, plenty of ideas will be given at the class on how to use your felt. I have...
Leaf : Print : Cloth - Eco print with foraged plants
Bronze AWARD
Leaf : Print : Cloth - Eco print with foraged plants
Merseyside - Next course on 21st September 2019
£75
Adopt the pace of nature as you forage local, seasonal dye plants for the vat along with beautiful shaped and textured foliage to print on to paper and fabric. Eco-printing is a wonderful technique that records the unique signature of a leaf or flower, creating a lasting record of a time and place. During this one day event you will try a variety of folding and bundling techniques and will use both natural dye and iron blankets on fabric and paper. After booking and prior to the event, you will...

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