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Designing with Photoshop elements for Inspiration in Embroidery

Dates: 17 – 23 Octobre 2021  or 24 – 30 April 2022    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 program. The first morning we go out and about locally to take a variety of photographs, but you may also bring your own photos with you on a jpeg … Continuer la lecture

Dyeing for Gardens

Dates: 12th to 18th June 2022 Dyeing for Gardens Beginning with a garden visit for inspiration, this course goes on to look at a variety of dyeing techniques with procion dye. The techniques of ice-dyeing, monoprinting and painting with procion will influence and motivate your embroidery. The use of paint sticks and the embellisher machine may be suitable additions. The beautiful results can then be hand or machine embroidered to be finished off. A lovely new course, look forward to sseing you! Suitability: Intermediate and Advanced and enthusiastic beginners. Tariffs: 920 € Full board in own room 870€ Full Board Sharing 395€ Non-embroiderer, full board, sharing room.   To book your … Continuer la lecture

Colour on cloth – Dyeing School

Dates: 26th June – 2nd July  2022 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 … Continuer la lecture

Sea themes Mixed media

Sea Themes : Mixed media Dates:  4th – 10th September 2022   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 To book your course Please telephone 0033 251274339 or 0033687848495 to talk about … Continuer la lecture

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 … Continuer la lecture

Architecture in mixed media

Dates: 5th – 11th September 2021   Architecture in Mixed Media   The course starts with a half day collecting images of local architecture and architectural details. We then continue with a series of exercises to help you move away from the purely figurative 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: 940€ Full board own room 890€ Sharing 395€ Non-embroiderer sharing   To book your course Please telephone  0033687848495 to talk about Your course choice or send a mail to Valholmes@gmail.com … Continuer la lecture

Paper in Textile Art

Dates: 3 day course 14th, 15th and 16th june, Full board 13th- 17th June 2021.   Paper in Textile Art A course constructed around exercises to explore the use of paper with embroidery and textiles in two and three dimensions. Simple methods to make fine, interesting and lacey papers for use with embroidery or printing.  Note that Exploring Collagraphy follows on from this course and the two can be booked as a pair, allowing you to print on the papers and surfaces that you create during this course.  All levels. Tariffs:   600€ Full board in own room 550€ Full Board Sharing 265€ Non-embroiderer, full board, sharing room.   1050€ if … Continuer la lecture