Drawing with Stitch - Free Machine Embroidery | Ashford Gateway

Drawing with Stitch - Free Machine Embroidery at Ashford Gateway

Drawing with Stitch - Free Machine Embroidery at Ashford Gateway

Price: £62.00 Starts: 24/01/2020 Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Tutor: Ends: 28/02/2020 Location: Ashford Gateway
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: FRI Duration: 5 weeks

About this course

On this course you will use free machine embroidery and hand stitching techniques to create ‘drawings’ onto textiles and other media. Students will look at the work of contemporary textile artists and will keep a sketchbook or notebook to record ideas, processes and progress.

- create line drawings using hand and machine stitch techniques
- combine mixed media with stitch
- experiment with a variety of techniques to create an individual style.
- create a final piece of work

How will I be taught?

The tutor will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.

What do I need to bring with me?

Students will need to bring small sewing equipment, such as sharp scissors for cutting fabric, pins, needles, a tape measure, chalk fabric pencil, sewing threads and a folder, paper and pens for notes and hand-outs. You will need a darning foot for your machine. You may need to provide further materials but please do not purchase anything until you have spoken to the tutor during the first session.

The tutor will have a selection of items for sale, such as zips, cotton calico, piping cord, some threads, wadding and interfacings.
There are a few sewing machines at the centre to use, but it is advisable to bring your own if possible. You will need a free embroidery (darning) foot compatible with your machine

What can I do next?

Your tutor will be able to advise.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this course - no experience or knowledge of the subject is needed. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity.

Getting there

Ashford Gateway
Church Road
TN23 1AS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code ASH/76760/H/LC.
Course Code: ASH/76760/H/LC Book Now

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