Develop your freehand machine embroidery inspired by the artwork of Antoni Gaudi. Layer plain natural fabrics, to work into with paint and stitch to create a textured embroidery.
Inspired by the work of the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, this course will offer the chance to explore and develop a combination of skills in a creative way. Plain natural fabrics will be pieced, patched and layered and then worked into with paint and freehand machine stitching, to create a stitched and textured picture inspired by Gaudi. You will develop skills in freehand machine embroidery, applied fabrics and fabric painting. Ideally you will know how to use a sewing machine.
The course will begin with a talk about Gaudi's work, then you will begin to prepare a sample piece of work. After demonstrations of the techniques, you will be encouraged to develop individual designs, with guidance and encouragement from the tutor. Group reviews will be held during and at the end of the course so that ideas can be shared and discussed.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Wendy Dolan is an experienced textile artist, tutor and lecturer, specialising in freehand machine embroidery. She is a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and author of Layer, Paint and Stitch.