Course Provider: Dawn Ireland Textile Artist
Contact Name: Dawn Ireland
Telephone: 07745 384296
43 Louth road
Course Length: One day (5 hours)
Prices include VAT
4.9 star rating, 7 reviewers.
I enjoy inspiring and encouraging others to try a new art form, or to develop their existing skills with fabric and stitch.
At the workshop we experiment with free-machine embroidery 'drawing with stitch', and cut out and applique fabric shapes onto a background fabric, to create a series of samples and a finished piece to take home at the end of the session.
Let me know if you already have an idea of the type of piece you'd like to make, and feel free to bring along your own images or fabrics to work with.
The class size is up to 6 people, so there is plenty of individual help and guidance, and the workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced sewers alike.
I am a contemporary textile artist, and have been creating and selling art pieces for over twenty years.
I completed a BA Hons Degree in Fashion & Textiles, specialising in embroidery at the UCE in Birmingham, graduating in 1994.
I love the process of working with fabric and stitch, and have been collecting both for as long as I can remember, having amassed a treasured store of new, re-used and vintage material and threads.
In addition to my studio work and commissions, in 2001 I set up an after school Art Club at a local primary school which I continue to enjoy running; and undertake a variety of workshops and community art projects, including many with the patients at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
What's included in the price?
There are a large selection of fabrics, threads, buttons, beads, ribbons, braids etc for you to look through and use, plus plenty of textile/embroidery books, images and samples to view and provide inspiration. All materials are included.
Please bring your own sewing machine (I have spares for those who don't have a machine).
Hot and cold drinks (tea, herbal teas, real coffee) and snacks (including homemade cake) are provided throughout the day (please let me know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements), and please bring a packed lunch.
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