Wednesday 5th July
This year, I cannot resist it any longer, we are going to diversify into veg! As many of you have responded so positively to three-dimensional work, we are going to tackle brassicas, beans and mushrooms in this workshop. For the brassicas, it will be a different application of french knots to small scale cauliflower or broccoli florets and the stitching of some three-dimensional leaves. For the runner or broad beans, we will shape the pods in wire and padding and wrap in thread or yarn; the leaves will be either machine or hand-stitched. We will create the field mushroom form in stuffed felt which will be embellished in stitching and fabric.
5 places available. email to book
Thursday 13th July
Guest tutor, Liz Doyle, will take us into the enchanting world of rockpools to explore limpets, plants and treasures from the sea. Unlike our regular sessions, you will be working ‘small’! Using threads, beads, findings from the seashore and, frankly, ‘bits and bobs’ of fabric and yarn, you will create your own magical underwater world!
2 possible places available. email to book
Wednesday 19th July
In recent years, alliums have become very popular in providing architectural impact in planting schemes. But have you looked at the vast range of botanical explosions in the allium family? In this workshop, we will explore some of the different alliums and use thread, yarn, wire and other materials to create some of these fantastic statement plants. Simple stitched versions are lovely – especially when using random coloured threads – but free-standing, three-dimensional versions can be wonderful. This will be a very experimental session and you are just as likely to produce a sculpture as a piece of embroidery!