Interpret a landscape image while working with a combination of creative textile techniques. Fabrics are patched, layered and textured, then embellished with paint and machine stitched, as you develop a unique design.
This course offers you the chance to develop a combination of textile skills creatively. Applied fabrics, fabric painting, machine and hand embroidery are all combined to create textured surfaces. Fabrics will be pieced, patched, layered and textured, then worked into with paint and machine embroidery as you interpret a landscape image in textiles.
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.
During the first evening session, the tutor will give an illustrated talk to show her use of textures in stitched textiles to represent the landscape and natural forms. Design sources will be discussed to inspire your course work and you will begin preparing fabric samples.
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)
"The highly experienced tutor created a safe space to learn and structured the time so that I felt I had achieved something in such a short space of time. The programme was ambitious and l have left feeling I can continue to learn on my own.Marianne, September 2020
Very close behind is the wonderful building and care taken to keep everyone safe!"
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.