There will be two separate workshops running for the weekend, each with their own tutor. You can book a place on this retreat at the bottom of this page:
Constructing forms using a combination of wire, paper and fabric, fibres and thread will be the main thrust of the weekend. Jewellery, various forms and shapes, vessels and installations are all possible in the long term, but we will start small and build. We will be working with free machine embroidery and some hand stitch techniques to reach our goal.
It is necessary to have experience with free machine embroidery.
Birds are everywhere in textile art at the moment – in this workshop with Anne you will make a small bird stencil using a mixture of contemporary and vintage images as source material. This will then be printed onto various types of fabric and used in a range of samples. These can then be incorporated into larger pieces and embellished further by hand and machine.
All accommodation and food is included in the price of the Stitch Retreat – £325.
- Unlimited teas/coffees/soft drinks/biscuits
- 2 course hot/cold restaurant lunch
- 3 course carvery style dinner
- Accommodation in double ensuite bedrooms – you have your own room!
- Full English or continental breakfast
- Free parking