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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 a great shortcut in paperwork in order to achieve the images you were hoping to find if you had progressed through various drawing and design techniques. Understanding photoshop elements will help you to be the master of this process and not just be led by the machine. The first morning we go out and about locally to take a variety of photographs, but you may also bring your own photos … 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 thermofax printing, breakdown printing, photo lamination, monoprinting and collagraphy as methods of colouring cloth will all be covered to build up a beautiful layered surface. We also look at how to respond to the fabrics thus created with embroidery and embellishing techniques to create a rich and intricate surface in order to go one step further with your “Art Cloth”. Suitability: For any level of student Tariffs: 920€ Full board … 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, design and embroidery from a garden environment. Techniques used on the course will be many and varied and reflect the needs of the participants and the developing projects. We may look at traditional ways of responding to the garden as a realistic theme, but also in a more abstract or conceptual way. Discussion, samples and techniques that help you to move away from the “real” will help along the way. … 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 series of exercises will help to move away from the purely representational towards mixed media surfaces in abstraction or semi-abstraction. You will surprise yourself! You will be working with paint, paper, fabric, ink , print and hand and/or machine embroidery. Suitability: Intermediate and Advanced and enthusiastic beginners Tariffs: 920 Full board own room 870€ Sharing 395€ Non-embroiderer sharing Self-catering on application To book your course Please telephone 0033 251274339 or 0033687848495 … 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) we can run a course or day school especially for you for any length of time at any date (subject to availability). The subject or technique chosen will need to be possible in the timescale given by yourselves. The cost is generally the same as the “sharing” price on the main course lists. Do ask for a quote. If you are alone or up to three people we can run … 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 be produced for you and you will position it onto a frame ready for printing. Fabrics for printing will not be provided, but you can bring them yourself or buy them in the studio. You will receive 2 A4 thermofaxes as part of the course, but will be able to purchase others to your designs in A3 or A4 size. Suitability: Any Level Tariffs: 225€ course only 445€ Course and … Continue reading