Creative Textiles Termly Block (B4)
9 week fun block
- 189 British pounds£189
- The Textile Studio, The Old School, Fairfield Street, Warrington, WA1 3AJ
Over these 9 week blocks we explore various processes including lino, gelli and silkscreen printing, free machine stitch, fabric collage and manipulation, dyes, image transfers, chemical treatments and sometimes a touch of felt making. Focus this term: This term we will explore small scale lino/stamp cutting on textiles, adding these small prints into raw patchwork panels and over stitching with free machine stitch designs. We'll also link this to free motion and dissolvable bowl making. 'Sprint time theme?' Project 1 - Raw edge mini quilt with hand printed textiles and free stitched overlay design. Wk 1: Design, cut and test print your own mini motif lino/stamp. (Collect fabrics in your chosen colour pallet) Wk 2: Print your lino/stamp on various fabrics, possibly incorporating repeat patterns. Wk 3: Compile and collate patchwork background panel. Consider your free stitch design at this juncture. Wk 4: Stitch fabrics together. Wk 5: Free machine stitch design onto your background panel. Wk 6: Breathe week: take stock/finish off any outstanding work. Or: cut and print a funky image for printing a collection of textile cards, eg a cup cake... Project 2 - Dissolvable Stitched Bowls Wk 7: Small test bowl - fabrics and threads Wk 8/9: Plan and design - use small unused motif prints (print if you need to) to add to your final larger free stitched bowl. FAQ: Do I need my own sewing machine? Nope - Most folks prefer to use and learn with their own but either is fine. As long as I know you will need one of the studio's, its fine; just let me know from the outset. Personal machines need to be in good working order - make sure there are no signs of damage to power leads etc. Can I still do this block if I don't know free machine stitch/embroidery/thread drawing? Yes - This technique is used in most of the Creative Textile blocks. While it is possible to get a hold of the process within the course block, I have discovered that for complete newbies to free machine stitch, it is more beneficial to provide a session solely on those processes, designed as a smaller cosy beginners day. Please book one of these sessions before the main block if it is a process that's new to you: 'Intro to Free machine Stitch' - Day Workshop. Note: If you are bringing your own machine, it needs to be in good order. You will need a free machine foot etc (more details can be found on the booking link for 'Intro to Free Machine Stitch')
Sessions and courses are subject to minimum head count before they run. Need to cancel a place, no problem... The Textile Studio - Courses: Places can be cancelled and refunded up to 7 days before, no quibbles. Day/2 day Workshops: Places can be cancelled and refunded up to 48 hours before. If we cancel: A full refund will be issued If you cancel please note - this booking site retains approximately 2% of the booking amount, as a small business and CIC please supports us here and anticipate this will be reflected in any refund amounts.
The Textile Studio @ The Old School, Fairfield Street, Warrington, UK