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Textile landscape workshop in Dorset

Duration: One day (10am- 4pm)

Price: £70

Book with: Imogen Bittner
at Imogen Bittner Studio

The Hooper Hall
Lydlinch, Sturminster Newton
DT10 2JA

Course Start Dates

Saturday 25th January 2020
Saturday 8th February 2020
Saturday 22nd February 2020
Saturday 7th March 2020
Sunday 22nd March 2020
Sunday 5th April 2020
Sunday 19th April 2020
Sunday 3rd May 2020
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Sunday 26th July 2020
Sunday 2nd August 2020
Sunday 6th September 2020

About the Course

On this one-day course, the techniques of layering and stitching fabrics that I have developed will be used to build up a landscape. Learn how to use colour and texture to create depth, using a simple running stitch on either an electric or hand sewing machine.

No specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are needed for this technique but by incorporating drawing and painting, you will be sure of making original and unique work as well as learning a new approach.

Please bring your own sewing machine if possible as I have only a limited number of hand machines which are lent on a first come, first serve basis. The workshop will be held in a light and spacious village hall, near my studio in North Dorset, which has easy ground floor access and parking. I am a practising artist and a qualified and experienced teacher of art and can run workshops for specific textile or art groups also.

Please contact me for details as these can be organised to fit individual groups.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials, lunch and refreshments are included.

Want to review this course?

Imogen was warmly welcoming, calm, organised, clear and patient in delivering this workshop. She encouraged free use of imagination and experimenting with colours, textures and effects based on initial ideas - of which she provided many. It inspired me to just take the plunge, as did the support and encouragement between all participants - what a great atmosphere and also an opportunity to meet people of like mind.

The lunch was delicious (how did Imogen manage all this?) and gave the added bonus of relaxed conversation - plenty of coffee/tea/biscuits throughout the day too. Ditching my problematic electric machine, the timely loan of a vintage hand-cranked Singer helped to avoid disappointment. I've now cleaned up and learned how to navigate the intricacies of a vintage Singer previously languishing in the shed at home.

- - #26057

Response from Imogen Bittner Studio:

I'm very pleased that you have renovated your old Singer as I personally find them easier to use, as I think you did mine, on the day. I'm even more pleased that you enjoyed the day and want to continue to work in this way. I thought your use of fabric was innovative and your subtle use of colour produced a really delicate and well thought out piece of work.
Your presence on the course added to the very enjoyable atmosphere and I would welcome you back, should you wish to try another.

I really enjoyed this course. Imogen is very talented and an excellent tutor. I learnt a lot of new techniques which I can apply to my own textile projects.

- - #25362

Response from Imogen Bittner Studio:

Lovely work; Karen 's picture reflected the techniques I teach on perspective to give a real depth to her work . Her use of colour really added to this and she created a really striking image.

Imogen was amazing, demonstrating and suggesting techniques to develop my idea for still life all with patience of a saint. Imogen is extremely talented and gifted, but is very supportive to those of us who have limited artistic experience. The day flew by and was immensely satisfying and fun! Thank you for being so kind and supportive it was one of the best days I’ve had this year! Thank you x

- - #23222

I highly recommend this lovely course, it was a really wonderful, inspiring and rejuvenating day. We learnt about creating a unique picture using beautiful materials. Imogen is talented, generous and patient. She is friendly, informal and creative. We feel very lucky to have found her and are looking forward to coming down to Dorset for another workshop with her before very long. Thank you for a lovely, lovely day, Lesley

- - #23149

I loved the textile Landscape course. I learnt a lot of new skills and came away with an abundance of inspiration. Imogen guides you patiently through the techniques but allows you to develop your own style. The whole day was a treat and the lunch was delicious too.

- - #22865

Thouroughly enjoyed this workshop, having learned a plethora of new skills to try at home. So many lovely materials to wade through ! Not to mention the very tasty lunch and cups of tea.
Imogen is a very patient and talented artist who was keen to allow us to make our creations - thank you.

- - #22776

Imogen’s landscape workshop was inspiring. She is patient, generous and there if you need guidance and instruction. If you want to just get on with it, she allows you the space to do just that.

- - #22304

This was a truly inspirational one - day textile landscape course . Having dabbled with various aspects of art and crafts, I was looking for something completely different. This course certainly delivered. Imogen has a wealth of experience and skills which she passes on in a friendly informal way. Definitely the kickstart I needed to reboot my enthusiasm. Thanks Imogen I’ll back soon to do the still- life course.


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