- Print and Stitch a Hexagon FestiveTree
02/10/2021 - 03/10/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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About your workshop
Your weekend will have a festive feel, making a beautiful contemporary Christmas Tree wall hanging with the expert guidance of Louise Nichols, printmaker and embroiderer. Make your tree individual by designing, cutting and printing your own lino block print, embellishing with stitch ready to applique onto your tree template.
Saturday/Sunday 2nd & 3rd October 2021
10am – 4pm
Skill Level Suitable for all
I’m originally from Nottingham and after graduating with a B.A.Hons. Degree in fashion and textiles have worked freelance, designing upholstery fabric, wallpaper, cards and wrapping paper.
I’m a Textile Artist and I carve lino print & embellish my own designs on fabric. I produce a range of kits that include a pre-printed design ready to be embellished, as well as making items that are sold in shops & galleries up and down the country.
I feel lucky to be living in beautiful Cornwall. I’m inspired by everything! People, scenery, walks in the mist, colours & textures…….all the beautiful things that surround me.
Join Louise for a weekend of lino printing and embroidery with a festive feel, making this lovely contemporary Christmas tree with individual printed and stitched hexagons. Over the weekend you can design your own hexagon lino blocks, (and then add pre printed designs by Louise’s). You will learn how to cut your block and then print onto fabric. Embellish your hexagons with stitch, buttons and beads Louise will have lots of ideas for you. The quilt and applique onto a printed base tree to make your contemporary Christmas tree wall hanging. weekend will be full of techniques to learn with plenty of time for stitching on the second day, however it is unlikely you will compleat your tree over the weekend so you will have the joy of home stitching too, there will be a clear demonstration to ensure you know how to complete your hanging.
Skills learnt, Lino block design and cutting – printing onto fabric – embroidery – beading – applique – quilting.
You will need
- Basic sewing kit
- Sewing machine – optional*
- Threads, yarns, beads, buttons, sequins etc. – your choice of colours – (the tree will be available printed in traditional Christmas colours as well as alternative ones)
- Approx. 55cm x 37cm wadding/batting
- Approx. 55cm x 37cm thin fabric to back the wadding
- Cotton for quilting*
- Approx. 55cm x 37cm of backing fabric
- Felted star or other decoration to go on the top of the tree
- Twine or ribbon for hanging
The tree is all completely hand sewn but if you wish to use a machine to applique on the hexagons or add some fancy stitching then please do.
Louise will also have lots of threads, fabrics & all the materials etc. with her on the day so please don’t panic if you can’t get hold of everything!
The cost of the lino printed tree will be £5.00 & printed hexagons 25p each.
Access – Disabled Access – ramp access the front door.