Monday, 26 May 2014

Contemporary Textiles Course is coming to an end but new course starting in June

And this is what they have been doing over the last six sessions - beautiful work from the group and their inspiring tutor Leah Watts.
New course info follows the images....

The next set of classes are on the 12th, 19th, 26th June and 3rd, 10th and 17th July. Thursday evenings 7  - 9pm.  £60 for six 2 hour sessions.

Using Procion MX dyes we will colour, make marks and use printmaking techniques to create individual textile pieces. You will be free to bind, stitch, wrap and paint with colour to your heart’s content
Over the six weeks you will learn to print on, use resist techniques with fabric and paper, practice various ways of transferring images and using stitch and fabric manipulation work your fabrics into a collaged art quilt or collecting ideas for a project.
No experience needed, only enthusiasm.

Wk 1. Colouring fabrics. Dress for mess (Small charge for dye)

Wk 2. Print and Pattern. Dress for mess

Wk 3. Creating surfaces

Wk 4. Stitch and slash

Wk 5. Free machine embroidery

Wk 6. Quilting and design ideas.

Leah Watts is a practicing artist and facilitator of community workshops with the Textile Tarts. Leah's passion for contemporary textiles and techniques is obvious from her sketchbooks and projects and she delights in sharing her enthusiasm with others. As a keen quilter Leah has been a member of the Quilters Guild and Embroiderers Guild for many years and has written on the therapeutic values of stitch.

£10 a session and six sessions payable in advance please. Total £60
Cheques made payable to The Community Art Studio
Booking form downloadable from the web page.

If you want more information from Leah about her course her number is
0788 654 8322

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