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Get creative – sign up for Spring workshops for 2018.

Comments from workshop participants last year:

“I really enjoyed this workshop – feel inspired and learnt lots of new skills” – Ruby

“What a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning! Very addictive and I have produced some beautiful art. I could sit all day silk painting” – Jennifer

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Indian block printing course. Easy to follow teaching, lots of choice of materials, no pressure to follow any particular idea, I felt enabled to enjoy and produce artwork at my own speed” – Isobel

“As always, brilliant, fab range of fabrics and trims, clear instructions made it very easy to understand, help always available, inspiring examples and ideas – looking forward to the next class” – Jacqui

“Loved it today, learned a new skill I will use forever” – Kelly

Dye and Block Print a Silk Scarf

Dye a generous 2 metre length of heavyweight habotai silk using vibrant silk paints, then iron to dry and fix the dyes. Next learn the art of successful block printing on a trial sample, choosing from over 200 hand-carved Indian printing blocks. Finally use fabric paints and metallic lumiere colours to add block printed designs to create your own unique scarf, and learn how to turn a rolled hem on silk.

Date: Sunday 11th February 2018

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Venue: The Artshed at Wistow, Wistow Gallery, Wistow Rural Centre, Kibworth Road, Wistow, Leicestershire.LE8 0QF.

Fee: £35.00 (inclusive of all materials and tuition).

For more information about this course or to book, email linda@inspiring-art.co.uk

– or Tel: 07999840140

 

Beautiful Bags

Experiment with the techniques of block printing using hand-carved Indian print blocks onto colourful dupion and sari silks, maybe chose to add other silk shapes using bondaweb, then embellish with hand and/or free machine embroidery, beads, Indian embellishments and shisha mirrors. This full day workshop will guide you in creating your own unique designs, and teach you the art of free machine embroidery using silky Madeira threads. You will complete a small shoulder bag, tablet cover (bring dimensions) or purse. You may bring your own sewing machine or share time on one of mine. Please bring your own lunch, tea, coffee and cake provided).

Date: Friday 23rd February  £55.00

Time: 10am – 5pm  (full day workshop)

Venue: Dotty Gallery, 12 Main Street, Twyford, Leicestershire. LE14 2HU

tel: 01664 840910

www.dottygallery.co.uk

Fee: £55 (includes all materials and tuition – book through Dotty Gallery)

Silk Painting Workshop

Explore the exciting art of silk painting in this relaxing workshop.  Choose from a wide variety of inspirational designs from many cultures, ranging from traditional Celtic images to South Asian peacocks, which you can trace onto your silk (up to half a metre), so no need to be expert at drawing, or you can use your own designs if you prefer. Discover how to get the best effects from vibrant silk paints and gutta, and experiment with salt to create interesting special effects to create your own unique piece of silk art.

Date: Sunday 11th March

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Venue: The Artshed at Wistow, Wistow Gallery, Wistow Rural Centre, Kibworth Road, Wistow, Leicestershire. LE8 0QF

Fee: £35 (includes all materials and tuition)

For more information about this course or to book, email linda@inspiring-art.co.uk

– or Tel: 07999840140

Folk Art Free Machine Embroidery

Use colourful patterned fabrics to make an appliqued folk-art wall hanging or cushion front. Discover the wonderful heat-activated textile material Bondaweb to layer coloured and patterned fabrics in Scandinavian and American inspired folk-art designs, then learn free-machine embroidery or add hand embroidery, and finish with buttons and braids to create a unique art quilt or cushion front. Bring your own sewing machine, or share time on one of mine.

Date: Saturday 24th March 2018

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: Dotty Gallery, 12 Main Street, Twyford, Leicestershire. LE14 2HU

tel: 01664 840910

www.dottygallery.co.uk

Fee: £35 (includes all materials and tuition – book through Dotty Gallery)

Free Machine Embroidery – Mini Art Quilt

Learn the addictive art of free machine embroidery at this experimental workshop. Layer a wide selection of recycled fabric scraps, sari borders, yarns, silk flowers and fibres to create your design, then top with translucent shot organza and free-machine through the layers to create a stunning and colourful textile art quilt. A minimum of one sewing machine between two participants (or bring your own -bring your user manual or download it from the internet if it has been lost).

Date: Saturday 24th March 2018

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Venue: Dotty Gallery, 12 Main Street, Twyford, Leicestershire. LE14 2HU

tel: 01664 840910

www.dottygallery.co.uk

Fee: £35 (includes all materials and tuition – book through Dotty Gallery)