Textiles Workshops

 Bags and scarves      Goldwork     red patchwork      Jeans coat
Thursdays fortnightly, 10am - 3pm 

Cost: £75 for 3 sessions (or £25 for a single session) - choose and book the sessions you want to do

 

These workshops are aimed at anyone with an interest in Textiles, including stitching, machine embroidery, feltmaking, patchwork, knitting, dyeing, bagmaking, quilting and many more.

Select from a varied programme of creative sesssions, utilising a wide range of creative textile techniques and materials

Use of equipment and basic materials required are included in the session fee, although there will occasionally be an extra charge of a few pounds for materials, or the requirement to bring your sewing machine and/or materials with you as indicated in the session plan below. 

You can check availability anytime by emailing [email protected] with a list of those sessions you’d like to attend, but places will be allocated on a first-come first served basis, and a waiting list kept therafter.

 

1.    29 September FELTED SLIPPERS & 3-D FLOWERS: using the traditional wet felting process, create either a pair of slippers, or some 3-dimensional felt flowers

Please bring: any wool ‘tops’ you might have suitable for felting

 

 2.    4 October – THERMOFAX PRINTING: screen print a repeat pattern onto a length of fabric using a thermofax screen, created for you using your own design
         Please bring: an A6 design in black and white suitable for copying; light fabrics to print

 

 3.    18 October – EMBELLISHED EMBROIDERY: create a piece of freestyle hand embroidery in natural colours, using trapped elements for texture and form
Please bring: any neutral coloured embroidery threads; beads

 

 4. 1 November – LAMPSHADE MAKING: make a lampshade using your own fabric (lampshade packs will be £10 per lampshade) 2 lampshades possible within the day
Please bring: fabric of your choice per lampshade minimum 1m x 30cm

5. 15 November – MARBLING ON FABRIC: create some fantastic and intricate patterns onto fabric, using acrylic inks and marbling medium
Please bring: fabrics you’d like to try marbling with – pale and light colours work best

6.    29 November – HANDMADE BOOKS: learn how to make two types of handmade books using fabrics of your choice – traditional hardback and contemporary Japanese stitched
Please bring: fabrics of your choice minimum A4 size

7. 13 December – TINY KNITTING: bring along and share any patterns you love for tiny knitted things! Animals, toys, Christmas decorations, baby items – do-able in a day
Please bring: knitting patterns if you have any; DK knitting wool and needles

 

 8. 10 January -  SASHIKO EMBROIDERY:  learn how to create traditional Japanese embroidery patterns, simple to do but very effective
Please bring: dark fabrics (can be patterned); light coloured embroidery threads

 

 9.    24 January – TAPESTRY WEAVING: discover how to warp up a weaving frame; and how to weave using traditional tapestry techniques including blending and shading
All materials supplied for a fee of £5 (to include loan of frame after the session)

 

 10. 7 February - FABRIC POSTCARDS: create beautiful postcard-sized pieces of textile art using a range of fabrics and techniques
Please bring: your sewing machine, fabric scraps, machine embroidery threads

 

 11. 21 February – SILK PAPERMAKING: learn how to make paper using silk fibres; and how to create 3-D silk paper forms over moulds               
Please bring: any silk fibres you might have; small bowls or objects suitable as moulds

 

 Most materials supplied, but it’s always helpful if you can bring anything you might have from the suggested list for each session