In this fabric sculpting workshop I will lead you through adding contours to an mdf shape and then how to add fabric to create wonderful peaks and troughs that will all come to life when we add the colouring once the subject has been dried.
This Gecko will be weather resistant once it has been dried for approximately three weeks, which makes it suitable for a garden decoration.
Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of Powertex.
It is a water based, non-toxic and environmentally friendly universal medium it is a liquid essentially a paint and glue combined and it is a fabric hardener, used to create 2D or 3D sculptures. Where possible I use recycled products and recycled fabrics. I haunt the charity shops for 100% cotton clothes to use in my art works. I also use broken jewellery and often re-cycle and re-purpose many items.
I will supply all materials, including gloves & apron since Powertex is a messy, but extremely creative business. I will guide you through the construction / creation of the piece and then the colouring process which is where the magic happens! You can't believe the difference it makes!!
Sometimes workshops exceed the finish time by as much as an hour please allow for this when booking.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
- All materials
Please supply your own lunch.
7 hours (10:00am to 5:30pm)
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My day making the steam punk hat was a great experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Karen is absolutely great, she is very laid back, letting you do your own crafting but always there to help with her expertise. You do not need any special knowledge or skills as Karen shows you everything. I was totally absorbed in my own world for the whole day!
I would definitely recommend this course.
Response from Inky Escapades:Wow Gary what a lovely review it was so kind of you and I really enjoyed meeting you. Your Steam Punk Hat was fantastic you did a great job
Wow. What an amazing course. Be careful, you could soon be addicted to a whole new craft. Teacher was outstanding and the activity was so much fun. The day flew by and we both learnt so much. Our dragonflies were both stunning and unique to our own style. I couldn't believe what Karen helped us achieve in such a short time with no previous experience. 100% recommended.
Response from Inky Escapades:Wow Thank you so much for such a great review much appreciated I really enjoyed meeting you both and your Dragonflies were wonderful
We attended our class on 12 February 2022, I was looking forward to going to Inky Escapades, but a little worried that I may be rubbish at it. Karen was wonderful very understanding and very welcoming and helped where necessary, it was a wonderful day and would definitely do it again, I came away feeling great and with an elephant, fantastic.
Response from Inky Escapades:Hi Pam Thanks so much for your kind words. I enjoyed meeting you and your Daughter and helping you to create your Elephants. They were both very beautiful and your colour choices were lovely
We attended our first powertex workshop not really knowing what to expect. Karen was very welcoming and immediately put us at ease. The studio was set up to comply with Covid 19 regulations whilst still achieving an informal friendly space. Karen was an informative, patient teacher and guided us through the lesson allowing us to work at our own pace and explore our own creativity whilst keeping a close eye on us.
Lunch was in her lovely garden with social distancing. We ended the course with items that we were very happy with and never thought we could actually achieve. We are already talking about what item we are going to make on our next visit. 😃.
This was a fabulous course and we really loved our Hares! they take pride of place in our lounge. Karen was an amazing teacher and instructed us throughout the day enabling us to work at our own pace but keeping us on track! The facilities are brilliant and there was a lovely garden for sitting in at lunch time, refreshments were made available and there was plenty of anti bacterial wash in all areas with paper towels to comply with current corona legislation. Thoroughly recommend and we will be back!
Response from Inky Escapades:How kind of you to leave me such a lovely review, I really enjoyed meeting you both and helping you create your fabulous Stone Art Hares. I am so pleased you enjoyed your day and that your Hares are on display in your lounge no less!
What a tremendous experience!
I am a complete novice when it comes to working with mixed media but fortunately I didn’t let this deter me. As a result, I left the course with a fabulous piece of art work and have already booked a second workshop!
Karen’s expertise and passion for her work is reflected in her calm, encouraging teaching style. The venue is comfortable and we were totally looked after by Karen and ‘her team’ throughout the day. The coffee and delicious homemade cakes were a particularly nice extra touch.
Response from Inky Escapades:Thank You very much Kirsty for you lovely review
I attended the course on 12th January 2020. I am a complete novice to all things craft, so starting from a blank canvas as far as my skill set is concerned. Karen took us through, step by step how to build our masterpiece, not just explaining how but showing us how, which was extremely useful. The course was well run and suited all abilities with each of us producing a decorative piece for our gardens.
Karen's attention to detail throughout was fabulous and she was very supportive. The workshop was a perfect creative environment and everything I needed was provided.
A lot of thought and imagination had gone into running this course and it showed in the final results.
I would recommend this course to anyone who just wants to give something new/different a go. With such an inspirational teacher everyone will produce something amazing!
Response from Inky Escapades:Why Thank you Leigh for your very kind words
Attended the course on the 28th September 2019 and it was absolutely brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
From arriving and over the whole session Karen and her team (hubby working away) were outstanding.
We were both complete novices and managed to make 2 stunning pieces of work, that we took away with us on the day.
Everything was provided and Karen made the time to explain clearly the steps that needed to be done and what to be aware of, if you did not do specific tasks. Karen is definitely aware of how Powertex works and is someone who passes on that knowledge willingly and with flare.
Karen made us feel very welcome in her home and he workshop is a little haven at the bottom of the garden, which shows off her work with flare. The cake was too yummy to pass up.
Definitely be back.
Response from Inky Escapades:Thank You so much for your kind words and for taking the trouble to leave me a review - I am so pleased you both loved your workshop and your introduction to Powertex. Do let me know whether Asia managed to obtain extra credits based on the fabulous piece she created from her photograph