Monday, 10 September 2012

New workshops at Foredown Tower, near Brighton.

 Foredown Tower

Well, I'm home from the Bluewater show, it was great fun and I enjoyed meeting so many of you. Thank you so much for coming to say Hello!

I have booked Foredown Tower in Portslade near Brighton for six workshops from this October to next July. They make up a 'course' of kind. They start with design and end with Tyvek. I have already started taking bookings as I launched them with my September newsletter last week and then took a few more bookings at the Bluewater show so don't take too long if you fancy coming to play . . . .

The views from the Tower are stunning.

I had such a great time teaching at Foredown Tower over the past two months I wanted to teach there more often. It is a kooky kind of place. There is a cafe on the ground floor, the teaching room is on the middle floor and the camera obscura is on the top floor with great views over the downs. Access to the teaching floor is via an external metal staircase so there is no disabled access yet I'm afraid. Foredown Tower can be seen from the A27 on the way to and from Worthing. The short track leading to it is a bit pot holed but this is being sorted - at some stage. I just love the charm of the place - so do most of the students I taught there previously as most of them have booked for more workshops.(it must be because I promised cake!).

Weekend workshops at Foredown Tower with Kim Thittichai

I have born in mind what a lot of you have been asking for - particularly the design and printing block weekends. I just hope that those of you who have been asking will be able to make these particular weekends.

6 Weekend workshops that link together or can be booked separately.
Only 10 students per weekend.
Take time out to play . . . .

October 20th & 21st
Creating Original Designs.
Never be afraid of the ‘D’ word again! We will work though several formula's for creating original designs, discussing the use of colour and materials. Working with paper, paints and pencils you will generate enough designs on this day to last you for years to come.

November 17th & 18th
Making printing blocks
You will learn how to make printing blocks from previously generated designs and experiment with ways of building up your designs with over printing.
The blocks could be used on paper or fabric.

December 15th & 16th
Decorated book covers
Using the latest iron-on interfacings we will create beautiful, sparkly surfaces to stitch – or not. We will be making slip covers for books as well as decorating directly on to book covers using painted Bondaweb. (your decorated books would make fabulous Christmas presents).

April 13th & 14th
Zap! Pow! Slash! & Burn!
Two days to experiment and develop new techniques with all the latest materials for surface decoration and manipulation through heat.
You will discover the joys of various weights of Spunbond/Lutradur, Tyvek, and much more.
We will be colouring and layering with various products to create amazing textures and effects to stitch into by hand or machine.

June 8th & 9th
On the Surface
An opportunity for you to enjoy and explore all the techniques for surface decoration you have been wanting to try but haven’t yet found the time!
Create wonderful surfaces to stitch – or not!
Techniques will include – Hot Foiling, painted Bondaweb, Tyvek beads & more . . . .

July 13th & 14th
Tinkering with Tyvek
One of the most exciting products to be used in textiles! We will paint it, layer it, stitch it, heat it & incorporate it with other synthetics to create fascinating textures, beads, vessels or sculptural forms.

For booking information go you can download a booking form. If you have trouble with the booking form, just copy and paste the information and email it to me. It only appears to work if you are running Firefox. 

I hope some of you find this interesting, I thought I had better let you all know before the courses got too booked up.


I am off to Goring, near Worthing tomorrow to deliver a lecture to the Worthing Embroiderers Guild. It should be great fun, I am looking forward to seeing them again, particularly Ms Hoddy!!!

The rest of the week I will be catching up with orders for The Decovil sells out everytime I show it, I sold out at Bluewater. Luckily more arrived from Germany today for the Guild tomorrow.

I will no doubt accost you with more mutterings later in the week . . .  till then. x


  1. Haven't been to Bluewater for years. Good luck with your w/shopsx lynda

  2. Thanks Lynda, they are filling up fast. x