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Jennifer Collier: Paper Lampshades BASIC

Create a 30 x 30cm 6 panel lampshade from beautiful recycled papers. You will be provided with a pattern, which you will have the opportunity to customize to suit your taste, and the light shade frame (which can be an up or down lighter). You will spend the day working with vintage papers to create […]

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Jennifer Collier: Story Book Dresses

Jennifer will show you a range of traditional hand and machine stitch techniques, including Paper Patchwork, Pleating, Paper Pockets, Button Loops, Covered Buttons and Covered Bindings which be used on found papers. These skills will be used these to create small paper dresses. Please bring along your favourite books and papers to incorporate into your […]

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Paper Shoes with Jennifer Collier

Creating decorative paper shoes from found and recycled papers. A choice of four different types of shoes to make; a stiletto, a sandal, a lace up shoe or an alice shoe. You will also make an accompanying, decorated shoe box.

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Jennifer Collier: Hand Stitched Fabric Light Shades

In this workshop you will produce a hand stitched fabric panel, using techniques such as French Knots, Bullion Roses, running stitch, straight stitch, Picot Stitch and Needle Lace Stitches. This would then be made into a 20cm diameter barrel light shade, which can be used with on a lamp stand or as a ceiling light. […]

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Liz Cooksey: ‘Small Worlds’ wire workshop

This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore and experiment using a wire composition to create a playful sense of place, exploring observations of the natural world, using a mixed media approach, working with wire, printed papers, fragments of cloth, threads and bringing these elements together using a selection of techniques such as […]

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Richard McVetis: ‘A Stitch Drawn’- The Art of Hand Embroidery

In this workshop you will explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, how you do it and why you do it. We will explore the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching; the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark-making; and the pleasure in having time to make. We will explore the following […]

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Emily Notman: Advanced Wall Hangings

Spend a creative day with textile artist Emily Notman, embrace a range of mixed media methods to create a large whimsical wall hanging. Emily will take you through manipulating and dyeing your own fabrics and stitched surfaces using inks, bleach and printing with found objects. Once you have a collection of pieces Emily will share […]

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