Dye/Create/Stitch - make your own mixed media embellishments
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About the Course
This is a fun and unique workshop exploring the potential of creating your own handmade embellishments using a variety of processes and materials. Through experimenting with dyeing, painting and hand printed techniques - contemporary embroidery artist Jessica Grady will teach how how to turn waste and unconventional materials into beautiful and exciting embellishments to use within hand embroidery.
The day will begin by hand dyeing a variety of synthetic materials such as nylon tubing, tile spacers and cable ties - along with other plastic or recycled materials. Jessica will show you how to create various effects with the dye to achieve interesting and exciting results. This will be followed by experimenting with painting a variety of metal embellishments using fabrics as stencils to achieve various patterns. Jessica will also show you how to use a selection of printing processes such as foil, flock and heat bonding recycled materials to create final effects on embellishments of your choice.
The day will involve lots of standing for the morning part, and can also get a bit messy so please wear old clothes and bring along an apron!
You will leave the workshop with a large selection of dyed, painted and foiled embellishments to use in your own textile art projects. Jessica also runs a follow on course, "Contemporary embellishment through colour and pattern" which goes through techniques for attaching and using your embellishments to create exciting surfaces and patterns.
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?
All materials and equipment is included as well as hot drinks and snacks.
Please bring along a packed lunch.
If you would like to experiment with dyeing or painting any additional bits and pieces that you have at home such as found materials, broken jewellery or any plastic packaging - please feel free to bring it along with you.
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Course Start DatesSaturday 28th July 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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