Wendy Dolan – Architecture in Stitch

Date: 21st May 2022 - 22nd May 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spaces: 4
Wendy Dolan - Architecture in Stitch

Two Day Course Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May

We are very lucky to have booked Wendy Dolan, author of Layer, Paint and Stitch, who rarely comes to our region to teach.

Architecture is the inspiration for this workshop – doors, windows, arches, etc. Natural fabrics will be pieced, layered and stitched to create a textured background. This textured surface will then be painted and worked into with freehand machine stitching.

Suitable for all levels of ability         

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments both days

About your Tutor

Fellow of The Society of Designer Craftsmen,

The Sussex Guild of Designers and Makers, The Embroiderers’ Guild and am on the Crafts Council Makers’ Index.

Qualified with a B.Ed. Degree and a Diploma in Creative Embroidery and exhibit and sell my work at Exhibitions and Shows nationwide. Specialising in Freehand Machine Embroidery and related creative stitching techniques.

Living close to the South Downs, the landscape provides a constant source of inspiration for her stitched textile designs. Wendy’s current theme, ‘A Sense of Place’ records memorable journeys and locations, using fabric, stitch and texture. Architectural structures, textures, and patterns also provide her with a wealth of ideas to enjoy exploring.

What you will need to bring

SEWING MACHINE  with darning foot and an extension table if you have one.

*White / cream cotton thread.
Sylko, Guterman, *Madeira, *rayons, cottons. Try and choose a colour scheme for your design. This works best with shades of one colour.

FABRICS Try and bring a small selection of plain white/cream fabrics, *calico, *cottons, *silk noil *scrim. Select natural fabrics with a variety of textures.
*CALICO To use as your backing fabric, all fabrics should be pre-

*STITCH ‘N TEAR or VILENE backing support fabric


VISUAL RESOURCES Bring any pictures or photographs of SIMPLE
architectural images. Eg: windows, doors, arches. There will be some for you to choose from on the course.
Enlarge or reduce your image to approx. A5 – A4.

PAPER, TRACING PAPER (as transparent as possible – not greaseproof paper),



COLOURED PAPERS for paper collage, selecting colours you might like to use for your design. Eg. sugar paper, magazine papers, tissue paper, painted papers.

OVERALL / SHIRT we will be using fabric paints.

There will be a small charge of £3.00 per student for the use of the fabric paints and Xpandaprint.

*Most of the above items will be available to borrow or purchase on the day, please contact us for details.

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