At the TreeHouse Studio in Wrexham
Inventors Asylum, Stryt Las, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 2HD
11th – 14th June The Welsh Countryside in Stitch. £300 – FULL
5 days of inspiring countryside, sketchbooking and stitching… bliss! with tutor Bex Raven
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
Full day £250
Half day £150
Travel, accommodation extra. Materials packs can be provided or lists can be sent for students.
I will also be teaching at a wide range of shows around the country – check out the events listing for more details