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CREATIVE CONNECTIONS

This course is suitable for all levels of experience. It is an exploration of creative and decorative ways of linking, layering and connecting with a variety of different media, using the unusual and the unexpected. Working by hand, you can expect to create several small pieces, and to have ideas for further work. (1day)

SPONTANEOUS STITCH

Using fabrics, papers and mixed media, we will cut, shift, piece and stitch before further embellishing. The spontaneity adopted will appeal to those who are seeking a more free approach to work. The course will involve mainly machine stitching, but there will be scope for additional hand stitching. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. (1 or 2 days)

CONTEMPORARY KENTE

This is a thoroughly modern take on the strip worked Kente cloths of Ghana, working with lines, patches and handstitching. You can create fascinating and unique strips, with lines that are raised, ragged, fat, fine, fuzzy, lumpy, bumpy, beaded etc. You can join them to make a cloth, use them as borders and bands, or as special elements in other work. It can be brightly coloured muted, or neutral. It can be chunky, fine, delicate or a mixture of all – the choice is yours. Suitable for all levels of experience. (1 or 2 days – 2 days will include printing on cloth and paper)

The Little Fat Workbook Courses below, require 2 days minimum, and cover a range of art techniques. Each can be extended to make a longer course.

ALONG NEW LINES

This workshop explores aspects of line in unusual ways. We will build exciting and stimulating little fat workbooks with surprise elements inside and ideas for further development. You can also begin some small stitched trials. The course is suitable for all levels of experience, and a sense of adventure is vital!

RHYTHM AND REPETITION

This workshop explores pattern in its broadest sense, opening up new ideas for unique designs. Together, using a variety of art techniques, we will build little fat workbooks with creative pages and unusual patterns that will excite and delight, and develop ideas for future work. You can also begin some stitched trials. It is suitable for all levels of experience

PAINT, PRINT, SCRATCH AND STITCH

Working from observation, we will consider sharp, crisp lines and transparency. Working with acetates and other transparent media, we will create exciting overlays and multi-spaced layers. You can expect to build a little fat book, containing interesting art work, innovative stitched trials and ideas for further work.

FIBRE, FABRIC, FUSE AND STITCH

This workshop explores soft and diffused line creating a variety of artworks from observation. Using a simple single needle felting process, we will translate artworks into textile trials, ranging from fine to chunky. You will also work with gummy silk fibres, and combine techniques to create further interesting stitched pieces. Your little book will be fat with work and ideas.

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