Workshops

Workshops

At the TreeHouse Studio in Wrexham

Inventors Asylum, Stryt Las, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 2HD

Summer schools

11th – 14th June  The Welsh Countryside in Stitch. £300 – FULL

5 days of inspiring countryside, sketchbooking and stitching… bliss! with tutor Bex Raven

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9th – 12th July  Dyeing to Stitch. £300 – FULL

4 days of dyeing in different styles and learning what you can do with it too. with tutor Bex Raven

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6th – 8th August  Mindfulness in stitch. £225

3 days to get away from the stress and strain of everyday life and learn how to use stitching to relax. with tutor Bex Raven

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13th – 15th August  Machine Embroidery intensive workout! £225 – NEARLY FULL

Give your sewing machine the ultimate workout as you learn how to do freemotion embroidery over 3 days… with tutor Bex Raven

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at your venue – can be tailored from half a day up to 3 days (some suit different lengths)

Water in stitch

Learn how to capture the light and movement of water in machine stitch and make a picture with voiles,
metallic, scrims and sheers. Use a wide range of techniques including creating a colour palette,
layering fabrics, bobbin work, freemotion, tricky threads and shading. Students need sewing machines.

Mindful Stitching and memory cloths

Take a break from the hustle of todays society and let stitching grant you time. Learn about historic
uses of stitch and darning and use these ideas to inspire a piece using reclaimed and vintage fabrics
and threads. Can be combined with personal items to make memory cloths.

Beautiful Bobbinwork

Learn how to use your machine to add texture and depth to your work by using much thicker threads
and even yarns via your bobbin. Create a picture in various threads and fabrics. The theme can be set
to suit the group. Students need sewing machines with second bobbin case.

Natural/Rust Dye and Stitch

Spend the first day creating dyed fabrics with plants and rust and stitching on tutor made fabrics as well
as plains. On day 2 stitch by hand to create unique artworks from the fabrics and even include the dye
materials. Will need a well ventilated space or outdoor covered area.

Wabi Sabi pictures

Learn how to free your inhibitions and create a collage based ‘picture’. This is done in hand stitch using a wide variety of colours, fabrics and threads.

Machine Embroidery Introduction

The basics of freemotion to get your started – setting up, drawing, wiggles, tension, shading, layers, picking threads and more…

Machine Embroidery Intensive Workout!

Techniques covered will include: The basics of freemotion to get your started then moving on to… bobbinwork, using soluble fabrics to create lacework, working on sheers, tackling tricky threads, layered backgrounds and more based on your experience. You will make lots of technique pieces and then move on to a final piece on day three using your favourite techniques.

Cyanotypes

Learn how to sensitise your fabric and paper and then create beautiful cyanotype blue images. If done over 2 days you can then learn how to tone them to create different shades of blue, brown, yellow and more. Can be combined with stitching.

 

More topics are available – ask for details if you don’t see what you require!

 

Pricing

Full day £250

Half day £150

Travel, accommodation extra. Materials packs can be provided or lists can be sent for students.