New Workshops and a Catch Up!
| A detail of one of my vessels Earth Jewels, featuring Lutradur and painted Bondaweb. This is covered in Workshop 6.|
Well, who knew that a catch up and show and tell 2 weeks after a live Zoom workshop would work so well?
Whenever I taught workshops in the olden days before Covid, I would rock up to a workshop with a car load of supplies and samples and teach, have a great time with the students and then leave . . Occasionally students would send me images of work they had developed from my workshops, which was very satisfying.
Technology had a lot to do with it of course. In the real olden days we didn't have the amazing possibilities of digital photography and all the apps we can now use. It is incredible how we can now communicate in seconds, anywhere in the world via the internet. In my lifetime as a traveling tutor I have seen so many changes. It is quite remarkable.
|Workshop 4 - Layering and stitching textured Tyvek with painted Bondaweb.|
|Workshop 5 -Layers of Tyvek and polyester organza machine stitched and then zapped with a heat gun.|
|Workshop 7 - The residue that is left when you distress your newspaper faux chenile, its is fabulous sprinkled onto painted Bondaweb.|
|Workshop 6 - A combination of Tyvek and Lutradur cut with a soldering iron.|
|Workshop 8 - A fabulous vessel created from Vlieseline interfacing S133 and lined with decorated newspaper.|
|Workshop 8 - Another vessel also create from the Vlieseline interfacing S133|
If you have any questions about the workshops, drop me an email - email@example.com
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To enrol on a workshop,
Send me an email with workshop in the subject.
Let me know which workshop(s) you are interested in, 3, 4, 5 , 6, 7 or 8.
Along with a phone number. I will send you a PayPal invoice.
Once this is paid - you will be on the workshop and I will send you the materials list.
All workshops are in Greenwich Mean Time
Creating Original Designs and Printing Blocks €65
April 10.00 am – 4pm 2 places left
+ Show and Tell
Saturday 8th May 10.30 – 12.30
Using your own design source, or The Journey – https://youtu.be/PjVIcDP_Pc8
you will isolate designs to use to create your own, original, printing blocks. Learn about positive and negative space, repeat and mirror prints. Try printing on different surfaces. This is a great way to create original work. Make it different
Raising the Surface for Stitch €65
Friday May 28th 10am – 4pm
+ Show and Tell Friday 11th June 10.30am – 12.30pm
Working with Bondaweb and Tyvek, along with other ways to create texture, you will develop some great raised surfaces to stitch over and across. Enjoy learning about how to work with painted Bondaweb. We will work on layering up samples during the workshop. You will be able to stich and develop more samples in the 2 weeks up to the Show and Tell. Tyvek is a fabulous product for creating interesting textures but needs to be blended into your work by using toning colours and incorporating stitch.
Tinkering with Tyvek €65
Friday June 25th – 10am – 4pm
+ Show and Tell – Friday July 9th 10.30am – 12.30pm
A day of fun and experimentation with the wonderful material TYVEK.
(Also known as ‘fibrefilm’ & fibretex’).
We will be painting and stitching, incorporating polyester organza with this wonderful medium then heating it with various tools to create fascinating textures, bowls, vessels or sculptural forms. You will need a sewing machine and a heat gun for the workshop. No aerosols or oil-based paints can be used on this workshop.
Zap! Pow! Slash! & 3D €65
Friday July 30th - 10am – 4pm
+ Show and Tell – Friday August 6th 10.30am – 12.30pm
For all those that love their heat tools or would like to know more about how to use them. We will be using irons, heat guns and soldering irons and a sewing machine on this workshop. Working with Lutradur, painted and unpainted Bondaweb, transfer foils and gilding flake. You will create various samples on the workshop to develop ready for the 2-hour Show and Tell 2 weeks after the workshop. Learn how to control heat and the effect you can achieve with it. You can work in 2 or 3D in the workshop, it’s up to you. No aerosols or oil-based paints can be used on this workshop.
Newspaper Faux Chenille €45
Friday August 27th 10 am – 1pm
+ Show and Tell – Friday September 10th 10.30am – 12.30pm
A shorter workshop. This technique is not complicated to learn and have fun with. The work will be how you develop the process ready for the Show and Tell 2 weeks later.
Working with painted and unpainted newspaper, old maps, music – whatever you have, but newspaper is my favourite. You will need a sewing machine for this workshop.
Boxing clever – making boxes and decorating with backgrounds and pretties.
Friday September 24th 10am – 4pm
+ Show and Tell Friday 8th October 10.30am – 12.30pm
Create a fabulous, sparkly box ready for the festive season.
Or something more . . subtle.
We will be making larger boxes with the very firm Vlieseline S133 and smaller boxes with the more leather like Vlieseline Decovil 1. The box shapes can be cut with a scalpel/knife. Both these wonderful interfacings have glue on one side so your decoration can be ironed onto this surface. You will choose how you decorate the box, whether it is with my ‘background and pretty’ technique, or maybe newspaper faux chenille – or maybe both. You will be using recycled papers and Bondaweb and all manner of sparkle. We will look at edges and how you might join the seams of your boxes. Also, how they might be fastened, ready for you to enjoy experimenting for the 2 weeks up to the Show and Tell 2 weeks after the workshop.
If you would rather go ‘off piste’ and work on free form sculpture – that would be fine too.