Three Things; Spotlight – Explore, Design, Stitch ‘Roots’

Spotlight on Explore Design Stitch

Our Spotlight today is on Sue Barnes’ ‘Explore, Design, Stitch’ course which runs here at Shore Cottage Studio. The two day course begins with a walk along the tide line, a few paces from our stunning coastal studio, to gather inspiration. Day one continues with mark making and perhaps dyeing fabrics and yarns if desired. Day two focusses on hand embroidery making beautiful stitched textiles and samples.

Shore Cottage Studio Explore Mark Making

Here is a section of our studio where mark making is currently in action. Today the inspiration is some tangled foxglove roots unearthed from our garden at Shore Cottage. We run a very relaxed and welcoming studio which we hope nurtures creativity in our visitors.

Mark making for textile design

Experimenting with cut and torn paper shapes washed with inks and dyes to inspire textile design, no drawing skills or previous experience required!

Stitch Outcome

A hand embroidered piece with needle felted yarns and hand dyed thread embellishments.

To check workshop availability and book online visit our Explore Design Stitch course page.

This is a gallery of further Explore Design Stitch example images, click on an image to launch a slideshow with captions. To move to the next image click on the right hand side of the image, to go back to the previous picture click the left hand side. Double clicking will allow you to see a particular image full size. You can also pin to Pinterest direct from the slideshow. Enjoy!