Kim's Workshops

My workshops for 2016

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Transforming Transfers

April – Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd
2 day workshop
£95
Explore the possibilities of Disperse dyes/transfer paints and crayons, creating startling colours on synthetics and more subtle effects on naturals. We will try resists, overprinting, layering and various ways of applying paint and crayons. Build a portfolio of delicious samples on an amazing array of fabrics. We will then iron Bondaweb onto the back several of your printed samples and cut shapes for appliqué with soldering irons. We will also use heat guns to distress areas of your samples to create beautiful distortions to hand stitch into. This is a very versatile workshop and students will be able to develop 2 or 3 well considered stitched samples.

Bridge Community Education Centre,
Lucraft Road, Brighton, BN2 4PN
01273 687053
www.thebridgebrighton.com
 

On the Surface

May - Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th
2 day workshop
 £95
Nailsworth Creative Textiles Group
Naislworth Subscription Rooms
Contact Becca
becslb@yahoo.co.uk
 

Design to Stitch

May – Wednesday 25th – Sunday 29th
4 day workshop

4 days of fun, design, colour and stitch.
Enjoy the journey through design, interpretation and inspiration.
You will be led gently through each part of this 4 day course creating original designs and discussing ways of interpreting ideas.
Make basic printing blocks to print onto fabric and paper then develop an original well considered stitched sample.
I would prefer to use hand stitch on this course – but if you perfer, you can use a machine.
The studios at Castanea are wll equipped and in beautifull surroundigs, spend time in and around the pool or find a shady seat for some hand stitch.
Dance to the music, eat great food, make new friends and above all, relax and have fun.
http://www.castanea-craft-courses.com/courses

£595 for four days, including Gatwick flight.
Castanea – Crafts in Spain
Castanea Studios
Venta De Los Pinos, Canadas de San Pedro, Spain
01527 69100
 

Hot Textiles

June – Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June
2 day workshop
 £95
2 days to experiment with and develop new techniques with all the latest materials for surface decoration and 3d work. You will discover the joys of Spunbond/Lutradur, Heavy interfacings, Tyvek and much more.
We will be colouring and layering various products to create amazing textures and effects to stitch into by hand or machine.
Bridge Community Education Centre
Lucraft Road, Brighton, BN2 4PN
01273 687053
www.thebridgebrighton.com
 

A New Starting Point

July – Monday 18th – Friday 22nd
5 day workshop - £325

Five days of fun and experimentation with painted and dyed newspaper and book pages, painted Bondaweb, gilding flake, sequins . . Learn how to create amazing textures with faux chenille. This is the second workshop to showcase the new techniques in my latest book ‘Reclaimed Textiles’. We will paint and decorate the newspaper and Bondaweb and build up layers and textures ready to print and stitch onto. There will be plenty of jewel like products with which to embellish your work. You will develop your samples with stitch, ready to turn into vessels and boxes by backing the samples with heavy interfacings. Or you could decorate a canvas. Free machine embroidery on water soluble will feature on this course, so you will be able to do free machine embroidery.
You will leave with at least one finished exquisite vessel, box or decorated canvas.
IDC/The Old Needleworks
Cedar House, Britten Street
Enfield, Redditch
Worcestershire B97 6HD
01527 69100
info@inkberrowdesigncentre.com
 

Layered Jewelled Surfaces

July – Friday 29th – Sunday 31st

The Quilt Association
The Minerva Arts Centre
Llanidloes in Powys
quilts@quilt.org.uk
 

Shiny & Sticky!

August – Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd
2 day workshop
 £95
There are so many heat fusible webs and powders, but do you know how to use them creatively? How to use them with transfer foils? Have a fun and sparkly 2 days, learning how all the glues work and how you can use them creatively and which processes are washable We will create fabulous surfaces on which to stitch and further embellish with Xpandaprint and embossing powders. How much fun can you have in 2 days?
ART VAN GO, The Studios
1 Stevenage Road, Knebworth
Hertfordshire SG3 6AN
www.artvango.co.uk
 

Rhythm and Space

August - Monday 22nd – Friday 26th
5 day summer School
£275
Design and create with music in mind. Music can provoke its own colour palette & textures. Orchestrate layers of texture and colour, incorporating surface decoration techniques, print, dye and stitch. This should be a truly symphonic experience! Students will work through creating original designs and create their own printing blocks. There will be time to finish a small piece of work.
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to design more confidently.

The Bridge Community Education Centre
Lucraft Road, Brighton, BN2 4PN
01273 687053
www.thebridgebrighton.com
 

A New Starting Point

November – Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th
3 day workshop
£140

Three days of fun and experimentation with painted and dyed newspaper, painted Bondaweb, gilding flake, sequins . . Learn how to create amazing textures with faux chenille. This is the second workshop to showcase the new techniques in my latest book ‘Layered Textiles’. On the first day we will paint and decorate the newspaper and Bondaweb and build up layers and textures ready to print and stitch onto. There will be plenty of jewel like products with which to embellish your work. The second day we will develop your samples with stitch, ready to turn into vessels, boxes and caskets by backing the samples with the heavier interfacings and using my Big Shot Pro die cutting machine. I hope you will leave with at least one finished exquisite box or a decorated canvas. This workshop is suitable for any level of experience
ART VAN GO, The Studios
1 Stevenage Road, Knebworth
Hertfordshire SG3 6AN
www.artvango.co.uk