June 2017

Jane Powell ArtHeavenly Hydrangeas

7th June

Big and blousy mopheads, or the more open lacecaps, hydrangers are a favourite plant for many in the South West. The reason I love hydrangers, is their colour – ranging from the vivid blue (pictured) to sugary pink to snowy white. Often the petals look as though nature has taken a paint brush and carefully applied the most subtle of tones of pinks, blues and greens. And that, indeed, is what we shall be doing in this workshop. The hydrangers that we create will be stitched onto a fabric base using french knots for buds and fabric for petals and leaves. The petals will be painted to achieve the subtle colour tones.

Fully booked. Contact Jane if you would like to be put on the waiting list for a 3rd session (date to be confirmed).       email to book

 

Heavenly Hydrangeas

14th June

Big and blousy mopheads, or the more open lacecaps, hydrangers are a favourite plant for many in the South West. The reason I love hydrangers, is their colour – ranging from the vivid blue (pictured) to sugary pink to snowy white. Often the petals look as though nature has taken a paint brush and carefully applied the most subtle of tones of pinks, blues and greens. And that, indeed, is what we shall be doing in this workshop. The hydrangers that we create will be stitched onto a fabric base using french knots for buds and fabric for petals and leaves. The petals will be painted to achieve the subtle colour tones.

1 place available. Or contact Jane if you would like to be put on the waiting list for a 3rd session (date to be confirmed).  email to book

 

Lovely Lavender

19th June

For many of us, lavender is the epitome of English country gardens. In this one-day workshop, I will show you how to create stems of lavender using thread and ribbon. The technique that we will use is designed for use within a picture. We will therefore stitch on hessian which is then fixed to a pre-painted canvas and overpainted in acrylic. It isn’t essential for you to have a canvas for the workshop – you will be given detailed instructions on how to complete your picture afterwards.

2 places available.  email to book

 

 

Red Hot Pokers

28th June

The distinctive Kniphofia, also known as the torch lily or poker plant, produces spikes of upright, brightly coloured flowers in graduated shades from red through to orange. Most plants are two-tone, such as orange and yellow (as pictured here). In this workshop you will be able to choose whether you produce a life-size, free-standing plant/s that you can put in a vase; or, produce a more conventional piece of stitched embroidery.

 

i place available. Or contact Jane if you would like to be put on waiting list for a 2nd session (date to be confirmed).  email to book