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Get creative – sign up for Spring workshops for 2019. Comments from workshop participants: “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

Stunning Silk Painting

Learn the techniques of 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, 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 outliner and experiment with salt effects to create two unique pieces of silk art for framing or to make into a cushion later.

Date: Sunday 24th March 2019

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

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: Sunday 14th April 2019

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

Creative Free Machine Embroidery

Learn or develop your skills in the art of free machine embroidery. Choose a wide range of yarns, fibres, silk flowers and leaves, silk scraps and sari borders and arrange on a background of recycled sari silk to make your design. Trap the design under a layer of sheer organza in a complementary colour, then use variegated and silky threads to free machine through all the layers. You will create a unique art piece to frame or make into the front for a cushion at home. You may bring your own machine (you will need a free machine or darning foot, and know how to drop the feed dogs/feed teeth – your manual will tell you how – bring it with you or download the info from the internet). If you prefer you can share time on one of my machines.

Date: Saturday 11th May 2019

Time: 10am – 1pm

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

Fee: £35.00 (inclusive of all materials and tuition). For more information telephone 07999840140

To Book: contact Lesley at Dotty Gallery on 01664 840910

Drawing with Thread 

Learn to draw with your sewing machine – use a simple line drawing to follow with free machine embroidery on fine Egyptian cotton, then paint in with inktense pencils and water to create beautiful thread pictures to frame or make into cushion covers later.

Bring a line drawing, I will bring a selection too (you can trace onto the fabric). Use your own sewing machine or one of mine (you need a free machine embroidery foot and to be able to drop the feed teeth – if unsure bring or download your manual).

Date: Saturday 11th May 2019

Time: 2pm – 5pm

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

Fee: £35.00 (inclusive of all materials and tuition). For more information telephone 07999840140

To Book: contact Lesley at Dotty Gallery on 01664 840910

Drawing with thread, painting with Inktense pencils

Learn to draw with your sewing machine – use a simple line drawing to follow with free machine embroidery on fine Egyptian cotton, then paint in with inktense pencils and water to create beautiful thread pictures to frame or make into cushion covers later.

Bring a line drawing, I will bring a selection too (you can trace onto the fabric). Use your own sewing machine or one of mine (you need a free machine embroidery foot and to be able to drop the feed teeth – if unsure bring or download your manual).

Date: Sunday 26th May 2019

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