This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 40 25* to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.
Working from a collection of garden themed photos or postcards, actual plants or leaves (where available) you will create a folding book or collaged piece using these elements. The resulting piece will be a personal response to a special plant or garden. Stitch, drawing and collage will be used and this course is suitable for hand and/or machine stitching. It is helpful to choose a theme (a special plant or place) and colour palette before you begin the course. We will work through the instructions together.
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, and one to one guidance to help you work out your ideas.
Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need an:
Iron and ironing board, newspaper or covering for work surfaces
PVA glue (around ½ litre), water, some large paintbrushes (house paint ones are fine), a hair dryer is handy if you have one
Glue stick and white tissue paper (1/4 metre max)
Any non precious copies of images or ephemera (garden brochures, seed catalogues, plant pictures etc). Poetry describing your plant or garden or song lyrics would also work
Choose small scraps or remnants of thin fabrics or papers that complement your colour scheme. Organza and tissue are good, cardboard not so useful.
An old piece of thin shirting or sheeting in a neutral colour for the base (around 15 x 45 cm max).
Ribbons, buttons and rubber stamps (including letters for words) can also be used to embellish your piece
Hand stitching kit, embroidery cotton, needles, pins
Sewing machine, sewing cotton, needles and sewing scissors
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/103319/H/NC.