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Draw to Stitch - one day textile design workshop

Draw to Stitch

Duration: one day

Price: £75

Book with: Helen Hallows
at Helen Hallows

1 The Field
DE75 7JH

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About the Course

If you stitch, applique, weave or use punch needle, at some point you'll want to take inspiration from what is around you and translate that into a design for textiles. I will take you through the process of gathering from nature, and then looking at your inspiration to capture the textures, colours and patterns. Through a series of drawing and collage exercises you can begin to create your own designs. For me, it's about telling stories of what is happening in nature. I seldom work from photos and I will encourage you to connect with the source material, and explore different ways of drawing until we capture a sense of design. The day will be fully supported, with lots of encouragement to help you put pencil to paper. It is not about accurate drawing but about looking for shapes and symbols in nature so you can find your creative flow and create a design that you can then realise in whatever textiles or stitch project you choose.

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What's included in the price?

Most materials - please bring basic drawing equipment. Tea, coffee and cake or biscuits are provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 2nd November 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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