Friday, 30 August 2013

creative textile classes

hello everyone! i am thrilled to announce that yvonne brown and i have been organising dates for her creative textile courses - a programme of workshops designed to introduce you to a range of techniques to provide you with the skill and expertise to create your own unique textile work. 

these classes will be on wednesdays once a month from 10am-3pm and will cost £45 per day. any tools, paints and dyes will be available in class to use, but you will need to bring your own fabric - a requirements list will be sent after booking.


each workshop is a stand alone day so you can dip in and out as you choose although there is a definite progression through the workshops to allow you to gain confidence as you build on your skills. all workshops are suitable for beginners. 


the first part of the programme is all about getting colour and design onto fabric:


WEDNESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER - COLOURING CLOTH
fabric dyeing including 'shibori' techniques – a relaxed low tech approach to fabric dyeing that you will be able to do on your kitchen table.

colouring cloth
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WEDNESDAY 30th OCTOBER - WORKING WITH SYNTHETICS

colouring a range of synthetic fabrics with transfer or disperse dyes and using metallic trans foils to make your fabrics sparkle!
working with synthetics

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WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER - SCREENPRINTING WITH THERMOFAX


this month will progress to overprinting on our prepared fabrics and layering on colour with ink, or bleaching it out with discharge techniques, using the screens in interesting and innovative ways.


screenprinting with thermofax screens

screenprinting with thermofax screens
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NO CLASS IN DECEMBER

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WEDNESDAY 29th JANUARY - FREE MACHINING
to move forward with your creative textiles, get yourself up to speed with your free machining skills. the day is for beginners and improvers and anyone else who wants to brush-up on their approach to free machine work. please indicate your level when booking so yvonne knows what to prepare for the day.

free machining
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WEDNESDAY 26th FEBRUARY - INTRO TO MELTING & BURNING

get to grips with stitching into your pre-prepared synthetics and cutting back with the soldering iron or attacking with a heat gun (these will be available for use in class.) yvonne will show you how to create amazing cutwork effects and unusual surface textures. 

intro to melting & burning

intro to melting & burning
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WEDNESDAY 26th MARCH - MELTING & BURNING PART 2
on our last week together we will be working with lutradur, evalon, and other unusual synthetics. or perhaps you are interested in how to create links, insertions and openwork edges to add an interesting dimension to your textile work.

melting & burning part 2
melting & burning part 2
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BOOKING:

to book a place on any of these workshops, please send an email to luciesummers{at}yahoo{dot}co{dot}uk indicating which workshops you would like to be booked on to. i will then send a paypal invoice for you to pay - you don't have to have a paypal account and you can pay using most major credit cards. payment is required upfront for each class and a requirements list will be sent after you book. i am sorry, but class fees are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled due to lack of students. 

if you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on the above email address, or contact yvonne on yvonne{at}yvonnebrown{dot}co{dot}uk

MORE WORKSHOPS COMING SOON!