• Embellished Textile Books - Tutor, Annette Emms
    25/04/2020 - 26/04/2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Embellished Textile Books - Tutor, Annette Emms £135.00 (GBP)*  

* price includes taxes

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About Your Workshop: Create your very own fabric book that has soft fabric covers and pages. The effect is achieved by using lots of dyed scrim, felt and old/recycled/washed fabrics…and lots of imagination of course! Your ‘story’ can be told using needle felting, hand stitching and applique. The illustrations can be embroidered or painted on fabric, paper and/or organza using a simple technique.

Date & Time: Sat 25 and Sun 26 April 10 – 4pm.

Skill level: Suitable for all levels

Learning Curve: You will learn how to make a small fabric book that is approximately 6″ square or 6×4″ rectangle. The pages will be made from a variety of fabrics that have been embellished. Together we will explore the use of applique, needle-felt, hand stitching and the delights of painting on silk organza.

About Annette:

I am a Textile Artist, living and working in the beautiful Vale of Evesham, where Shakespeares’ Avon flows through fruit orchards, against a backdrop of the Cotswold Hills.

Since I was a child, I have played with fabric, thread and stories. My work combines this and a fascination with the natural world, old churches, history and local legends.

As I explore the countryside around me I love to weave a story around my work. This land teems with legends which are waiting to be re- discovered and secret places, full of magic and mystery.

I aim to build layers of fabric and stitch, which form interesting textures. These are then used to create dimensional pieces through which I hope the observer can glimpse a little ‘Magic’.

Please bring with you:

  • Quilt batting/wadding for the base layer of your pages
  • A selection of dyed scrim pieces (There will be a selection of scrim and embellishments for you to buy on the day)
  • 1/2 meter of washed calico
  • Soft, washed, woven fabrics (Old and recycled fabric works well).
  • Wool rovings
  • Wool felt pieces (i.e. felt with a minimum 30% wool content).
  • Watercolour paints/inktense crayons, brushes
  • Scraps of ribbon, silk velvet, lace, chiffon etc
  • Scrap paper, tracing paper, pencil, eraser
  • Sewing Kit (inc needles, scissors etc)
  • Small selection of embroidery threads and beads
  • An embellisher machine (this is optional, if you have one this a perfect time to make a project on it)
  • OR a needle felting needle/tool with brush or thick foam
  • Lunch

Provided for you;

  • A piece of blanket fabric that will form the base of the book cover
  • Tea, coffee, cake & biscuits