Two Day Course Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July
We are very lucky to have booked Wendy Dolan, author of Layer, Paint and Stitch, who rarely comes to our region to teach.
Inspired by the meadow flowers project in my book ‘Layer, Paint and Stitch’, you will create your own stitched ‘Summer Meadow’. A variety of natural fabrics, broderie anglais and flower trims will be pieced and layered, creating a textured background. This will be coloured with fabric paints and then worked into with freehand machine embroidery creating your own unique design. You will learn how to stitch grasses, seed heads and flowers.
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
Fabrics – these should all be pre-washed Medium weight Calico
A variety of natural white or cream fabrics eg. Silk noil, cheesecloth, linen, white cotton, scrim.
Small pieces of coloured sheers – chiffon, organza, net
Flower trims – white or cream flower trims or small pieces of broderie anglais.
Stitch’n Tear (medium weight) or sew in Vilene
Threads – White or cream cotton machine thread. Coloured machine threads
Most equipment will be available to borrow, please contact us if you need to use one of our sewing machines.