Tutor Caren Threlfall | Fee £69 | 5 weeks
Learn how to create unique pieces of textile art, using a variety of different media. Discover how to decorate plain cloth and canvas using fabric paints and dyes and explore a variety of simple printing techniques. Finally add the finishing touches with hand and machine embroidery.
What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
The course is taught by tutor demonstration and then by having a go yourself with the tutor on hand for help and advice.
By the end of the course you will have a portfolio of samples for your own reference of the different techniques covered. You will explore different techniques and learn how to use them individually or combine them to make unique pieces of textile art.
What do I need to bring with me? Are there any additional costs?
The tutor will provide materials each week which are included in the course fee , but you may want to bring along your own as the course develops for your own use. Books will be suggested but are not essential.
Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.
About the tutor
Caren studied fashion design at University of Salford and then worked in the fashion industry as a designer of Ladies’ and Children’s wear for well-known high street stores.
Today Caren’s uses wool & silk fibres in a ‘painterly’ way in order to create textural moody felt pieces that depict landscapes, seascapes & floral designs. As well as felt, Caren works in other textile media including: Batiks, Silk Paintings, Hand Made Silk Paper pieces & Devore.
In addition to creating & selling her own work, Caren teaches adult classes & workshops as well as privately. She also teaches Art in primary schools throughout Cumbria and Lancashire.
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