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Textile Art and Machine Embroidery Workshops in the Vendee, France

Hot Surfaces and textures for Textile Art

Dates: 22nd – 28th October  2017. Starting with photos taken in the local town, experiment with the multiple ways of creating and incorporating interesting surfaces into your work; Bondaweb, polyester, lutradur, tyvek, synthetic felt and metals. Learn how to really … Continue reading

The Machine Embroidery course. How to do and be creative with machine embroidery and the embellisher

Dates:   4th – 10th March and 23rd to 29th September 2018 The course for anyone wishing to learn how to work with free motion embroidery or improve on their machine embroidery skills and feel at ease withthis medium. How to … Continue reading

Designing with Photoshop elements for Inspiration in Embroidery

Dates: 25th – 31st March 2018  Please note that the date has changed due to an important exhibition! Designing with Photoshop Elements for the Textile Artist and Embroiderer for innovative textile textures The importance of using photo enhancement programs is … Continue reading

Collagraphy for Textile Artists (and artists without final day)

Dates:  29th April – 6th  May 2018 Please note that this date has changed due to an important exhibition Exploring Collagraphy This exciting technique of printing is covered in full. The creation of different types of collagraph plates suitable for … Continue reading

Surfaces for cloth – Dyeing School

Dates: 27th May – 2nd June 2018 Dye and print techniques for surface design and embroidery A variety of fabric surface colouration techniques are explored in this course, including use of procion dyes, ink and paint. Painting cloth, screen and … Continue reading

Gardens in Embroidery

Dates: 10th – 16th June 2018 Gardens in Embroidery After visiting local gardens on the first day to find inspiration for visual notes or photographs, you will learn how to make and use a workbook for personal advancement in textiles, … Continue reading

Working with Transparency on a sea theme

Dates: 24th  – 30th June 2018 Working with transparency on a  Sea theme Various materials are useful for working with transparency some are quite obvious, others less so. This course looks at materials that you may or may not be … Continue reading

Sea themes Mixed media

Sea Themes : Mixed media Dates: 2nd – 8th September 2018   The course starts with a day on the Ile de ré exploring this wonderful seaside venue collecting ideas, bits and pieces, photos and visual information. Following on, a … Continue reading

Courses à la carte

Courses à la Carte If you are alone or in a group and none of our propositions suit you or your dates there may still be something that can be done……. For groups of four or more (up to 10) … Continue reading

Starter machine class

Come for the three days or choose the days that interest you.  2nd to 4th December. 2016 2nd december . Beginner’s machine embroidery. A day to try out or improve on your abilities with free machine embroidery. Manipulating the machine … Continue reading

Silk and Lace

Dates:  14th – 20th May 2017 Silk and Lace Two materials that I use in my work in many different ways. The course looks at a variety of silk fibres for paper and “felt” and how these can be used with … Continue reading

Two day thermofax creation with photo shop

Two day thermofax creation with photoshop 8th and 9th November or 11th and 12th november 2016 You will learn how to use photoshop to alter your photos and make them suitable for the creation of a thermofax. Your thermofax will … Continue reading

Paper in Textile Art

Dates: 3rd – 9th July 2016 Masses of interesting techniques for an exciting and very full course all about paper in relation to textile and embroidered surfaces. Included in the course are different approaches for including paper in stitching and … Continue reading