Discovery weekends

Windows and Doors

Discovery Weekends : each weekend course is conceived so that you discover the theme without the need of the other courses. But the six weekends can be taken together as a course. If you wish to participate in all six courses a saving of 10% is offered on inscription.

A. Discovering Machine Embroidery I

dates: 18th and 19th September 2021

 

The ability to use free motion embroidery can be extremely useful when creating in textile art. This weekend course, either with a machine from the studio, or your own, will help you to aquire this ability with confidence. You will learn how to manipulate the sewing machine for free motion embroidery, the stitches and designs possible with a line or zigzag. You will also lelarn hos to write with your machine. All materials included.

B. Discovering Machine Embroidery II

Dates: 6th and 7th November 2021

You will learn how to control tension techniques and other textures possible with the machine. Simple lace and 3d effects with soluble fabrics. All materials included. 

C. Colour, appliqué et the embellisher machine

Dates: 22nd and 23rd January  2022

In this course you will learn several simple techniques to create a unique fabric, coloured aas you wish, before starting the embroidery. The use of “bondaweb” (double sided fabric for glueing textile supports), the embellisher machine and transfer dyes are included. Then you will be able to start your embroidery!! All materials included.

D. Discovering Collagraphy

Dates: 5th and 6th February 2022

Printing with collagraphy on paper or fabric using several techniques. Different mediums and inks will be looked at and you will print your plates on the presses in the studio. But the plates you will make will be printable, for the most part, without a press. All materials included.

E. Discovering printing on fabric

Dates: 19th and 20th March  2022

Using simple methods of silk screen printing and two monoprinting techniques for fabric, will be covered in this course, which will use procion dues on natural fabrics. Creating you own fabrics is possible!! All materials included.

F. Discovering mixed media: paper, fabric, embroidery

Dates: 9th and 10th April 2022

This course is open to anyone, but if you have done the preceeding courses you will be able to use the fabrics and papers you have created for your work in mixed media. We will work with a mix of paper, textile, paint, ink, printing…..All materials included.

Course information:

Without accommodation:

The course runs saturday and sunday beginning at 9.30 am and ending at 5.00pm. Luch from 1-2pm. You may bring a picnic. All the materials necessary for the course are included in the price . Tariff: 195€ per weekend.

With accommodation:

Arrive the previous evening (Friday), the course runs Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. Accommodation is in indivual bedrooms. Breakfast and lunch are included on Saturday and Sunday, evening meal on Saturday. Leaeve after the course on Sunday. Please let us know if you would like an extra night.  Tariff: 325€ per weekend course, 295€ if sharing your bedroom with a friend.  

 

 
 
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    Dyeing for beginners. A day learning to dye with procion dyes interesting fabrics for inclusion in appliqué or patchwork. Includes the do’s and don’t of dyeing with these dyes. Please bring your own fabrics for this. Fabrics will be available for purchase. Dyes for the day are included and can be purchased after the course.

    Resists and dye painting for beginners. A day looking at my favourite resist method and how to create your own and use dye fabric paints at a fraction of bought costs.

    Dyeing for beginners. A day learning to dye with procion dyes interesting fabrics for inclusion in appliqué or patchwork. Includes the do’s and don’t of dyeing with these dyes. Please bring your own fabrics for this. Fabrics will be available for purchase. Dyes for the day are included and can be purchased after the course.

    Resists and dye painting for beginners. A day looking at my favourite resist method and how to create your own and use dye fabric paints at a fraction of bought costs.

    Beginners printing on fabric and paper using collagraphy techniques. A days initiation into this fascinating printing technique. use the fabrics you have created in previous two days, or print on paper or white fabric.

     
 

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