Two Day Course
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February
All Materials Supplied
We are very lucky to have booked Wendy Dolan, author of Layer, Paint and Stitch, who rarely comes to our region to teach.
This course offers the chance to develop a variety of skills in a creative way. Applied fabrics, texture mediums, fabric painting, and freehand machine embroidery will be combined to create exciting textured surfaces. Fabrics will be pieced, patched, layered and textured, then worked into with paint and machine embroidery as you interpret a landscape image in textiles.
Suitable for all levels of ability.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments both days
What you will need to bring
All materials are included
Bring your own sewing machine (with free motion darning foot) if you have one or use one of ours by arrangement
Scissors, Pins, Spare Machine Needles ( 90 (14) )
VISUAL RESOURCES Bring any pictures or photographs of landscapes which can be used as starting points for designs. Keep it simple
OVERALL / SHIRT We will be using paints to colour the textured backgrounds
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.
Wendy records her ideas with sketch, torn paper collage and her camera is always on hand.