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Creative Recycling and Contemporary Embellishment Techniques

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 23rd February 2019.

Duration: Full day course

Price: £70

Run by: Jessica Grady
at Jessica Grady embroidery artist


74 High Street

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About the Course

This is a special 1-day workshop to support the "Wild" exhibition by Art Textiles Made in Britain members, that is showing at the Minories gallery in Colchester from February 9th - March 2nd. Jessica was selected by the group as the guest artist, and her 3D sculptures created from recycled materials are colourful, detailed and certainly wild!

In this workshop embroidery artist Jessica Grady will go through a selection of her contemporary embroidery and embellishment techniques, particularly looking at how to build pattern and incorporate colour into textile art, alongside turning recycled materials and other waste products into exciting embellishments. You will create a series of mini samples demonstrating the different techniques to create a textile sketchbook of fabric samples to take away with you.

As well as traditional textile materials Jessica will show you how to incorporate and use a variety of recycled and unusual items to add texture and interest to your swatches. This is a great workshop for those who are just starting out looking at textile art, and is also a great class to help develop and refine your techniques and processes. Techniques in the class include; mixed media sequin making, building 3D structures, layering fabrics, creative recycling, contemporary ways to use traditional stitches and freeform appliqué ideas.

All materials for this class are included, but you are welcome to bring along any bits and pieces you would like to incorporate into your samples such as found materials, broken jewellery or favourite scraps of fabric. Refreshments and snacks are also included to keep up the creative energy!

Feel free to get in touch with any further questions by using the "contact" button above - tickets can be easily booked online.

If you looking at booking more than 1 ticket please get in touch via email for a group discount!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Please note this is a special one-off course that will not be repeated.

The course includes all materials needed for the day and also plenty of refreshments, cake and chocolate biscuits.

There is a cafe onsite at the gallery that you are welcome to use at lunchtime or alternatively bring a sandwich or packed lunch along with you.

The workshop is held in the events room at the lovely Minories Gallery, located in central Colchester. You can also have a look at the "Wild" exhibition after the workshop has finished, or to gain inspiration for the day!

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 9th February 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
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  • Teen friendly

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