Using folk art motifs as inspiration, the aim is to produce a folk art themed tree piece with birds and flowers as decoration. Using simple collage techniques and hand and/or machine stitching, it will then be added to with lace, ribbon and further embellishment. At the end of the three week course you should have a piece that you can finish by hand.
Hunt through your collections to find folk art inspired fabrics, old embroidered snippets of tea cloths or handkerchiefs – also any ‘folk themed’ images that inspire you.
It’s helpful to think about colours and choose some that you would like to work with on the project
The tutor Anne Kelly is an artist, and author of ‘Connected Cloth’ and ‘Textile Nature’. She plans to share with you during this short course her love of fabric and stitch.
How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for you to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.
Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
What do I need to bring with me?
A selection of plain and printed fabrics (small pieces relevant to the theme)
Plain fabric (i.e. cotton mix or calico) – small pieces – no larger than A4 size
Scalpel, cutting mat and scissors
Ribbon or lace scraps - small buttons
Paper scissors and an A4 sheet cartridge paper
Printing blocks or rubber stamps that fit the theme
Acrylic or fabric paint (small amount) and small pieces of sponge
Sewing kit for hand stitching and pins
Sewing machine and selection of sewing machine thread
What can I do next?
Further Art or Craft courses with KAE.
What do I need to join the course
All students are welcome on this course with or without an Art or Craft background as the course will be assume no knowledge.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity.
You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before the lesson, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk
Joining your course
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Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code TWL/103321/H/NC.