The patterns and colours in the work of Gustav Klimt provide an endless source of inspiration for design. Fabrics will be layered and worked into with freehand machine embroidery, and then areas of the design will be cut/burnt away revealing exciting colour combinations. Imitation gold leaf can be used to embellish the designs. The final samples can be presented as decorative panels.
After demonstrations of the techniques, you will be encouraged to create a set of stitched samples. You will then work on an individual project producing a unique decorative panel.
Materials and techniques covered include freehand machine embroidery worked on layered fabrics and the use of a soldering iron to burn away areas of the design, revealing exciting colour combinations.
Then, with encouragement and guidance from the tutor, you will work on individual projects. 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.