Creative Textiles Pocklington (2 Part Course)



We are thrilled to bring you this exciting course - Creative Textiles. This session will allow you to explore a range of creative textile processes using dyes, inks, paints, surfaces and stitch. Taking a mixed-media approach, you will be given opportunity and support to explore unusual creative combinations to create exciting textile artwork. In this session you will: Explore the use of dyes, inks and paints to create background surfaces. Taking an experimental approach to create exciting backgrounds to work on later in the session 1. Experiment with free-motion embroidery - learn how to use a machine in free-motion mode to create simple linear stitch drawings from your own artwork or using some of our template images 2. Create a plan for your piece, with the option of exploring repeating pattern and adding paint base layers 3. Stitch your artwork to your background using free-motion embroidery and optional hand embroidery Holly will provide you with support and guidance throughout – even if you have never done anything like this before, you will love the experimental approach. Holly has been teaching for over 15 years and can help you to create an artwork to be proud of. Session run by Thread and Press CIC, a Community Interest Company. PPE is provided, but inks and dyes can stain so please wear appropriate clothing. Please bring your own lunch. Please note, this session has stairs access. For details of sessions running in more accessible venues, please contact me. Please note, this course will run over two consecutive Wednesday evenings (Wednesday 28th February and Wednesday 6th March 2024). Attendance at both sessions is required. This is an adult course. No experience required. Thread and Press CIC are a Community Interest Company based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, providing arts workshops, classes and projects for adults and children. Established by two experienced art teachers, we have been operating since 2020, providing many workshops and sessions across East Riding and surrounding counties. Sessions are delivered by a qualified teacher with Enhanced DBS. Thread and Press CIC are ERMOS registered.

What's included in the price?

Full tuition After session support via email if required Use of all equipment required Fabrics, threads and all other materials Source images can be provided (although feel free to bring your own, approx. 7 inch diameter or A4 size max) Tea, coffee and biscuits


2 evenings

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Wesley House (Pocklington Methodist Church Rooms), 19 Chapmangate, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO42 2BG