About the Course
Learn new textile art techniques on this 2 day course with artist Amanda Duke.
This hand embroidery and textile collage course is perfect for anyone who is interested in experimenting with fabric and stitch in a relaxed yet productive environment.
To start with you will create a variety of A4 sample fabric arrangements from patterned, plain, textured, smooth, coloured and neutral re-purposed fabrics. Abstract compositions will enable a complete focus on the visual elements shape, colour, texture, tone, line, pattern, space. Free experimentation will be complimented by making aesthetic choices and decisions when balancing final compositions. Making these decision can be challenging, contemplative, revealing and fun.
As we move into stitching you will be introduced to the joys of running stitch including make do and mend, Kantha, Sashiko and Boro. Through further experimentation you will build up a variety of stitch approaches to embellish your fabric assemblage. You can relax into running and drifting your stitches across your samples, using your needles and thread as a markmaking tool. Your stitches will be go for a walk across the fabric. You will be encouraged to use your intuition and to go on a stitch journey where you gradually invent your own embroidered designs. Expect to start stitching into all your samples and to have some refining left to complete at home.
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What's included in the price?
Special offer - Early bird before May 1st £110
All fabric and sewing media supplied within cost of course. There is no need to bring your own materials but you can if you wish.
Enjoy the garden café break with its tempting cakes and free entry to the garden later in the afternoon.
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