Painting on Denim
Since 1992 I have sold over 900 hand painted garments/artworks using self taught techniques developed over the years. I am looking forward to passing some of these skills on.Create hand painted machine embroidered textile pictures using photographs, flora and fauna from the garden and your imagination.
Painting on Fabric (Advanced).
This is a follow up workshop and is only available to those who have attended Painting on Denim workshop. Create hand painted, machine or hand embroidered exquisite delicate intricate detailed designs and lettering in textile artworks, using a variety of methods. Some of these methods will be demonstrations only.
Fibonacci Hexagons/Traditional English Hexagon Patchwork.
Summer 1990 Patchwork and Quilting Magazine published my article “Fibonacci Hexagons”Insight into working with the fibonacci sequence of numbers into patchwork. Using glazed cotton chintz in patchwork. Create templates using computer software, design your own work or use my patterns.
Hexagon/diamond and other shapes and miniature crazy patchwork using Featherweight Sewing Machine.Hand sew 1/4” each side or try if you might 05.cm each side hexagon patchwork!. Talking miniatures I will bring along my Featherweight 221 sewing machine to demonstrate miniature crazy patchwork. If you have one please bring it along.
Crazy Patchwork Waistcoat
In 2010 I was commissioned by Vogue UK to create a waistcoat for a photoshoot. Create a waistcoat.Create crazy patchwork and make it into a waistcoat using your favourite textured fabrics. Demonstration of machine stitches. Please note you may not finish garment during the course of the day so a work sheet will be provided with finishing instructions.
I am currently taking bookings for workshops, talks and demonstrations from September 2017/2018
This page is currently in draft mode. Some workshops maybe discontinued and others added.
£170 per group at your venue plus travel costs. £50 each person attending a workshop in my studio, minimum three / maximum six. Some materials provided. Happy to give local talks for free. Demonstrations from £35.00. Further detailed information on each workshop will be available soon.
Recent Talks and Lectures:
Talk: 20th March 2017: West Country Embroiderers (Totnes)
I received a warm welcome talking and showing work to West Country Embroiderers yesterday http://www.westcountryembroiderers.co.uk and am looking forward to tutoring a workshop in 2018
Lecture: 9th November 2016 - Torquay Museum
A Career as a Textile Artist Inspired by a Torquay Museum Exhibit - Jackie Wills