November sees the return of this very popular weekend workshop at the Midlands Arts Centre, and gives a fantastic opportunity to learn how to work with this technique to produce gifts for friends and family in time for Christmas!
The two day workshop gives an introduction to the basic principles of devoré, allowing you to produce technique samples and test designs on day one and moving on to creating a silk velvet scarf, cushion or fabric lengths on day two. During the weekend you’ll learn how to translate your design onto cloth, explore different methods of applying devoré paste (block, hand and stencil application), how to burn out your designs and dye your fabric.
Bring along your design ideas and any printing blocks, rubber stamps or stencils you may have.
Workshop date: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th November 2014, 10am – 4pm in 1 hr for a lunch break at Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham. Booking via: www.macarts.co.uk or call (0121) 4463232
An exciting opportunity to learn how to combine fabric with wool to create unique ruched and textured nuno felted textiles.
During the weekend workshop you will be
Creating a range of samples by experimenting with a variety of fabrics
Dyeing your chosen fabric in preparation to create a finished piece on the second day.
Use the techniques learnt on day one to create a final piece: a decorative piece or a scarf or continue experimenting to create further samples.
MAC will provide cotton muslin and silk chiffon and a light weight habotai to experiment with, whilst longer lengths can be purchased to create a finished piece. Alternatively you may like to bring your own open weave fabric to work with.
a sketch/notebook to write down your smapling results,
your camera to record your work in progress
a couple of old towels,
any open weave fabrics you would like to experiment with and work with to create a finished piece (cotton muslins, scrim, silk chiffon, silk georgette work well, you might want to bring some synthetic fibre fabrics too) and any fibres you would like to incorporate in you work too.
Venue: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
Date: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th October 2014
Time: 10 – 4pm
tickets available from: mac (0121) 4403838