A course at Art Van Go and several at Foredown Tower

Design exercises from a recent course at West Dean College

This just a quick post to let you know about some courses coming up.
I am due to teach my favourite workshop next week at Art Van Go - but I need 2 more students. It is a 3 day Design, Inspiration and Interpretation. 24th - 26th. Plenty of time to relax and enjoy various exercises (no, those ones are after lunch) which will help you discover and develop new ideas and original designs which can then help create stunning new pieces of work.
This course would be suitable for anyone in the visual arts field from stained glass to quilting and art textiles.

There will be time to develop a considered sample and work on a sketchbook. Three days of colour, stitch and design, what more could you ask? I don't usually have trouble filling workshops - it is always the 'D'esign ones that you are all afraid of. Could you forward this post if you know of anyone who may be interested? I do so enjoy teaching this kind of course - the results we get are fabulous - and of course - original.

I have just agreed to teach an extra course at Foredown Tower in August. It is a 3 day 'A new starting point' workshop -
3 days of fun and experimentation with painted and dyed newspaper, painted Bondaweb, gilding flake, sequins and all kinds of sparkle. Learn how to create amazing textures by creating faux chenille.  
On the first day we will paint and decorate the newspaper and Bondaweb and build up layers and textures ready to print and stitch onto. There will be plenty of jewel like products with which to embellish your work. The second day we will develop your samples with stitch ready to turn into vessels, boxes and caskets by backing the samples with craft Vilene and using my new toy - a Big Shot Pro die cutting machine on the third day. I would hope you would leave with at least one finished exquisite box. This workshop is suitable for any level of experience.

The 2 x 1 day workshops 'Bonded & bejewelled newspaper for stitch' that I had to cancel when I first got shingles have been re booked at Foredown Tower in July. All the students that originally booked on these 2 courses have been written to, to offer them first refusal. Once we know how many places are left - I will let you all know.


I'm off to Redditch and Inkberrow Design Centre tomorrow to teach the first week end of my new version of Experimental Textiles. I am SO excited.
And guess what we are playing with this weekend???? DESIGN!

There is no escaping it!

Have a great weekend.


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