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Textiles – 23/24 August

If you would like to design and make your own hand stitched textiles, this is the course for you. I can show you how to find inspiration in your surroundings, explore ideas through mark making on paper, dye your own colour palette of fabric and threads, and translate your designs using simple hand stitches.

Day one starts with a walk on the beach collecting interesting materials to inspire your work. Back in the studio we explore the shapes, colours, and textures using; rubbings, printing, painting, and resist techniques to inspire your own unique designs. After a delicious lunch we move on to dyeing fabric and threads.

Day two is all about stitching – whatever your ability I will be there to gently guide and encourage, and help you to choose, and learn, the right stitches to enhance your unique design. Our relaxed and supportive environment means that complete beginners and experienced stitchers can work side by side.

You will take home a framed finished piece as well as a sketchbook bursting with ideas and a wide range of dyed samples for you to develop further.

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Tea/Coffee

The Early Bird catches the worm, and if you arrive before the course starts at 10am you are welcome to join us for tea / coffee and home made biscuits, still warm from the oven. There is no additional charge for our ticket holders.

Beach Finds for Textile class inspiration

Beach walk to gather Inspiration

We start with a walk on the beach to gather inspiration

Markmaking

Explore design ideas on using paint , print and collage on paper

Mellow autumn soup recipe

Lunch

Lunch is homemade soup and home made bread. Delicious and Nutritious!

dyed fabric and threads

Dye Fabric and Threads

Create your own unique colour palette of Fabric and Threads

Sue teaching

Review Time

Stand back and see how much you have achieved today

coffee

Day Two Tea/Coffee

The Early Bird catches the worm, and if you arrive before the course starts at 10am you are welcome to join us for tea / coffee and home made biscuits, still warm from the oven. There is no additional charge for our ticket holders.

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Starting to Stitch

Start stitching your design onto your unique fabric

Mellow autumn soup recipe

Lunch

Lunch is homemade soup and home made bread. Delicious and Nutritious!

Continue Stitching and Framing

Continue stitching and then frame your finished piece

Mark making

Assemble your Sketchbook

Put all of your work together to inspire further projects

You can choose to pay in full by card, bank transfer, or post us a cheque. You can even choose pay on the day of your course just click which method you'd prefer from the options at the checkout on the next screen. There is also the option to pay in full or in part by gift voucher, just add your code(s) to the voucher section at the checkout.

 

  • Who Is This Course For?
  • I want to step away from a kit and start stitching my own designs
  • I want to learn how to dye my own fabric and threads
  • I want to work at my own pace with like minded people
  • I like a relaxed setting and friendly teaching
  • Who Is This Course Not For?
  • I want to make an exact copy of another persons design
  • I am afraid of getting my hands dirty
  • I don't like exchanging ideas over a cup of tea
  • I need a very formal classroom style and exams

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My mum and I had a wonderful time on the two day creative textile course, run by Sue. We learned new skills and processes in a fabulous location; both the surroundings and teaching were inspiring! The welcome was warm, the biscuits, cakes and lunches were delicious and the tea and coffee on tap.
We were delighted with our resulting textile samples, homemade sketchbook full of exciting experiments and framed textile outcome. I would recommend this course to anyone! Thank you Sue and all at Shore cottage.

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I was instructed on dyeing various fabrics and threads using different techniques and encouraged to think about design ideas for the textile picture to be stitched the next day. Using the fabrics and threads I had dyed the day before, I put together and stitched a textile landscape which was then framed as a finished piece and I took this away, together with all the unused fabrics etc.
The workshop is excellent, but I can't emphasise enough how special Sue, Laura and Kris make the whole experience. Their ability to put everyone at ease, encourage and show infinite patience is what makes all their courses a must -

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This was a really wonderful course in a spectacular setting. The studio is gorgeous and the welcome very warm. Sue is a great teacher and can adapt easily to the skill level of participants. I came away marvelling at the attention to detail and the participants' comfort and well-being. So much love has been put into the studio and the classes. It is really inspirational. I am planning to come back with friends. Life affirming

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