Monday, 30 March 2015

Our next workshop - Saturday 25th April



Dorothy Whittle - spinning, dyeing and weaving

We were joined by Dorothy Whittle at our last evening talk who spoke about her career in textiles - currently teaching a weaving course in Corsham, she has been involved in many areas of creativity alongside her husband, a potter.

Dorothy showed us some of her collection of books, examples of fleeces, samples and processes used in the production of woven fabrics and explained some of the basic processes around dyeing with natural materials including daffodils.  The evening was rounded off with a demonstration of spinning both from a drop spindle and the spinning wheel.  




Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Stitch and Burn workshop

We all enjoyed our first spring 'Stitch and Burn' workshop with our fab tutor Julie, who ran this for us today.

We were using sheer fabrics, scraps, and Angelina with a variety of threads.

We were having fun learning how to layer, stitch, and heat materials in various ways to learn how a new fabric can be further embellished.


Beginning the day...


layering

the finished creations

and some more...


some of the makers...