Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Small Scale Screen Print Class

As we're about to start a new small scale  screen print class at Witchford Village College this  term, I thought I'd show some of the amazing work done by people who have done this course before. There's not much I can say,  I think the pictures speak for themselves:

So if you'd like to have a go and you enjoy working with textiles, sign up!
This is a beginners class on Wednesday evenings for 8 week class starting 3rd Oct at Witchford Village College

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Fabulous Felting for Stitch

Here's the thing about felt- it really doesn't matter whether you are prefer free machine embroidery or traditional embroidery, handmade felt is beautiful to sew into and embellish.  

Why?  Well, if you are hand stitching it's really easy to slide a needle through. So it actually feels good to be sewing. And if you're using the machine, it compresses the felt and creates lovely contrast with the unstitched areas.

Either way, the results are sumptuous.  So with wet felting being a very sensory activity, the whole process is ...........well, it's just glorious!!

Our aim in this class is create a series of samples so you can explore different wet felting possibilities,  Each week we will concentrate on a different aspect of wet felting. We will be using class time to make the felt and to talk about stitch possibilities.  The actual stitching can be done in your own time either between classes or after the 5 week program is complete.  Think of all those long winter evenings coming up...

Some of the things we'll be looking at are surface decoration, cords and baubles, holes and lace, nuno and using resists to create pockets, craters and texture.

This class is about exploration, about making discoveries and about exchanging ideas. 

See course info here
And for booking:  Cottenham Village College Adult Learning 

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Screen Printing and Felting Classes- Adut Learning

It's that time of year again ....planning for some great textile classes next term.  Here's list of upcoming adult classes and workshops:

Feltmaking: Fabulous Felting for Stitch
Cottenham Village College
Start date: 19 September 2018
Wednesday 10.00 - 13.00. Runs for 5 weeks
£82 (concession £62) plus materials
Contact details
Tel 01954 288751

Brief description:
Emphasis is on the experimental with this course, which concentrates on the principles of wet felting for textile artists and creative stitchers. Newcomers as well as the more experienced are welcome. Materials extra.

And I am finally teaching an evening class for textile printing:
Small Scale Screen Printing on Textiles
Witchford Village College
Starting Wednesday 3 October for 8 weeks
7.00pm – 9.00pm
£80 / £64 concession

01223 200411 (Monday – Friday, 9.00am to 2.30pm)

Brief Description:
Using tiny screens (up to A5 print size), we will explore a huge range of printing techniques.  Working small can free you up to be very experimental and enables you to try out lots of new ideas quickly.
This is a good course for any beginner who would like to print their own unique textiles, whether it is for clothing, bags, home furnishings, creative embroidery or textile art.
Screen printing is fast, colourful and exciting – so come along with a pile of plain fabrics and create a great stack of printed fabrics by the end of the course.

And while we're on the subject of evening classes -here's some info about long running class that Cary teaches at Ely college:

Life Drawing
Tutor:  Cary Outis
Saturday 17 November
10.00am – 4.00pm
£50 / £43 concession

Contact:  community@elycollege.co.uk
(01353) 664853

Brief Description:
During this workshop, you will explore the techniques and possibilities of drawing or painting from life.  Whether you’re a newcomer or well versed, there’ll be something for you.  Life drawing is one of the richest seams in all Art.
The tutor will cover whatever technical questions you may have, while not losing sight of the creative.  By the end of the day, you should feel a little more sure of the underlying structure of a person and the reasons behind all those artists’ clich├ęs.  The longer poses of a full day will enable you to explore the process more deeply.

Saturday Day Schools

Felt a Beret
Saturday 17 November 2018
Witchford Village College
For more info click: Witchford Sat Workshops

Nuno Felted Scarf
Saturday 24 November 2018
Impington Village College

Impington Saturday Workshops

Screen Printing on Textiles
Saturday 16 March 2019
Witchford Village College
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Screen Printing on Textiles  
Saturday 23 March 2019
Cottenham Village College
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