Creative Thread Workshops. Learn, be inspired and experiment with textiles

Creative Thread Workshops

Sunprints and stitch with Sian Hughes and Linda

Date: Sat & Sun 10th and 11th June
Time: 10am - 4pm Saturday 10am - 2pm Sunday
Venue: Kirkland & Catterall Memorial Hall, Churchtown, Nr Garstang

A weekend of creativity with Sian Hughes textile artist who specialises in the technique of sun prints on a variety of fabrics and papers
Sun prints or Cyanotype is an early form of photography, placing objects on this specially treated fabric and papers then exposing these to sunlight. The results are beautiful blue and white prints which you will use to stitch into on Sunday.

Saturday Sian will teach you the process of sun printing, working on paper initially using a selection of items you wish to print for example, leaves, flowers, seed heads, haberdashery objects – scissors, buttons, spools etc. Lace fabrics, netting, feathers all of these will make lovely prints.
Following your paper prints you will move onto fabrics, and repeat the process.
These prints can be made in the sunshine, but as we can’t guarantee the British weather Sian will be bringing exposure units to use on the day, your prints will be exposed using a vacuum pack to ensure a clear print is achieved, we will be able to expose the fabric outside there will be subtle differences In the two methods of developing, weather permitting.
On Sunday, taking inspiration from your prints, we will look at ways to stitch and embroider into your fabrics and paper prints. Maybe stitching together let the silk and shadow of seams show. Back your fabric or layer your fabrics add outline stitch, Kantha stitch, or decorative stitching.
We will look at methods of working into your paper prints using wax to create translucency before stitching.
Skills Level
Suitable for all
Sian will be providing the equipment and a range of materials, fabric and papers for you experiment with, but you may like to bring some of your own
Please Bring. Make sure materials are flat and not too bulky for the vacuum packs. Translucent items let the light through work well eg Garlic skins [but not dried leaves and flowers]
Home made papers
Home pressed fresh flowers and petals
Items with interesting ‘open’ patterns
Some feathers
Dense objects don’t allow light through but can create good outlines
Tomato tops, strawberry tops
Acetates and text on clear plastic black and white – but not colour – photographic negatives
Go for post card size – no larger than A5
Sewing kit, to include embroidery needles, scissors, pins
A variety of embroidery threads
Any buttons, lace, silk ribbons, etc you may want to include in your stitching.
Lunch and a mug both days.

Fee: £60 Saturday £40 Sunday

Tutor: Sian Hughes & Linda Robinson

Terms and Conditions

Booking for all workshops is essential to avoid disappointment.

Please contact Linda either via email or phone to confirm there is a place available for the workshop you wish to attend. Your place will then be reserved for 10 days whilst you arrange payment either by cheque or BACs payment.

Creative Thread Workshops reserves the right to cancel a workshop if insufficient numbers enrol – we will either return your payment or offer an alternative date.

Payment is non-refundable if you cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop date. We will try our best to fill your place, if we do we will refund your payment or you can use your payment towards a future booking.

Map: Kirkland & Catterall Memorial Hall, Churchtown, Nr Garstang

Kirkland and catterall Memorial Hall, Churchtown, Garstang.

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More than 2 places - group booking

Our venues are at various locations in and around Garstang.

Here are a selection of our venues which offer light airy and comfortable surroundings to enhance your creativity.

United Reformed Church Hall. Garstang Arts Centre, Garstang,

United Reformed Church Hall and Garstang Arts Centre, both are just off the High Street in the lovely town of Garstang.

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Appreciating there are lots of people interested in sewing and textiles on many levels inspired the launch of Creative Thread Workshops. Please revisit regularly for new listings, if there are techniques that you wish to try out we would love to hear from you.

Creative Thread Workshops - the place to learn. Be inspired to sew and make beautiful things, with lovely fabrics, fibres and threads.

Happy Sewing!

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Thank you Linda. Very well planned, everything explained well and expanded upon when necessary. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Will see you again for another course.

Lynn Turner - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

I arrived a complete novice, feel much more competent now.

Alison McGowan - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Excellent, clear instrutions in organised steps. Really inspired now. Had a great time. Linda is very encouraging and helpful.

Diana Cornthwaite - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Very enjoyable morning, Linda was very patient and put us all at ease. Small group so lots of individual attention, will be back for more. Thanks

Carolyn Hatch - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Fabulous workshop, creative fun and CAKE! Thank you Emma & Linda for a great day.

Gillian Caffrey attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop.

Excellent workshop, explained well, enough time, good venue, Thank you

Nicol Wilkinson, support worker for visually impaired client. David Liddell attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop.

Great way to spend a Saturday, good fun and a nice friendly atmosphere.

Gail Liddell attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop

Had a thoroughly lovely day, After 54 years of wondering I now know how to get started. Thank you.

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