technique explored to a new depth and degree. Transform a
decorated napkin into an innovative piece of machine
embroidery. With a fresh look at the grid you can break all
the conventional rules. This really is a truly experimental
surface with which you can explore a multitude of ways to
stitch such as beading, twin
needling and wing tip needle stitch.
Fantastic Fibre Film
Create wonderful textures by applying layers of heat,
stitch, metallic paints and beads. By using this versatile
product, Tyvek, with either a heat-it tool and/or
soldering iron you can manipulate your surface in endless
ways. Learn to
support flair and style with contemporary machine embroidery
with a strong use of colour to support the design skills.
This could be an ideal day for the more three dimensional
people out there! Start the day with an open mind and you
could finish up with bags of inspiration.
in the world of machine embroidery. Explore the use of
colour with water soluble oil pastels on layers of handmade
bamboo fibres, delicate chiffons and natural fleece. Create
a seascape with a difference either on your sewing
machine or by hand by adding a delightful combination of
mixed media, stitchery, cut-work and beading.
Celebration of the Sea
paper will be our backdrop and by using layers of finely
blended wool tops and trilobal nylon in beautiful colour
ways such as rich
coppers, gold's, purple heather and greens together with
fine machine stitching you can return home with a fantastic
piece to frame. Advice will be given on colour shading
leading to graduated effects and how to tackle depth and
form. We will also be using dried twigs and leaf particles –
just like painting with a needle.
the finest day for any budding machine embroiderer who
wishes to explore the world of foliage, petals and
literature/poetry. By stitching your
favourite verses or quotes together with pressed flowers and
leaves your piece can become a personal keepsake or gift.
.Using a soluble base together with tulle netting and
skeleton leaves, this approach to machine embroidery is
driven through design, colour, texture, harmony and space.
Even if you
have never put brush to canvas before, but are committed to
learning how then let me show you how to express yourself
through this esteemed art medium. Painting with acrylics
onto a cotton canvas paper, by the end of the day you will
learn how to select: paint, canvas, brush and other
materials. Practice good drawing skills, mix colour ranges,
design vital compositions. Choose the best landscape
settings, handle perspective and capture natural light.
with oils & acrylics