Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Paper, Print, Stitch and Play - Art Van Go 3rd - 5th September. Part the first . . .

 One of the samples from the first day.

 I will write up this post in two parts as the group produced lots of gorgeousness. 
Paper, Stitch, Print and Play is my newspaper and painted Bondaweb based workshop that also uses Solufleece and free machine embroidery to enhance your work with extra texture. A three day workshop is a great luxury - it enables a student to work through several processes and still have time to stitch. The group mastered the 'Pretty' and 'Background' technique quickly, which meant they produced some fabulous samples quite fast.
 Who would have thought that old books and newspapers could produce such stunning work?

 With only six in the group we had plenty of room to spread and makes lots of mess . . .

Some of the first samples - 

 Most of these samples have been decorated with the new Blingy Bitz. Little squares of flash and colour. Craftynotions 
We also used gilding flake in various colourways along with glitter and heat transfer foils. All these can be found at www.artvango.co.uk

 Brenda having fun layering up her papers and painted Bondaweb.
As well as an Aladdin's cave of a shop and a great teaching studio and gallery space, Art Van Go also have a fab garden. A splendid place to eat your lunch or dry your work on a fine day. We had fabulous weather so . . . Viv, Kevin, two of their friends and I had a barbecue one night - Kevin is a dab hand with a spatchcock chicken!!! It was a lovely end to quite a busy day for all of us.
Kevin cooking our dinner. What a STAR!!

I love teaching at Art Van Go, the team certainly know how to look after everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - they run workshops virtually every week of the year with fabulous tutors. www.artvango.co.uk/workshops

I will carry on with this post later in the week - hope you are having a good week so far . . . 

x x x

1 comment:

  1. If those friends are Gill and Paul send them my love please xxx