1-day Classes Wed/Thur 107-113

Wednesday
107 Phillipa Turnbull
108 Wendy Bailye
109 Ronnie Martin
110 Gary Clarke
Thursday
111 Phillipa Turnbull
112 Wendy Bailye
113 Ronnie Martin

Wednesday

107 Rabbits at Dawn
Phillipa Turnbull

Level: Beginner, but enjoyed by all levels as Phillipa can offer more complicated stitch alternatives
Project Size: 12″ x 6″

Fun for experienced embroiderers and a ‘learning curve’ for beginners.  Put your trust in Phillipa, follow exactly what she says, and you will be enjoying Long and Short ‘soft shading’, French knots and Laid and Couched Work as never before.  This is a design you know you will complete.

Kit Cost: $90
The kit contains all materials to complete the project – printed linen, needles, wools, stitch chart and instructions.

Designer Phillipa Turnball’s ongoing research into British crewel work, allows her to bring textile information from the original source in, castles, museums and country houses, including stitches and techniques long forgotten by current needlework and stitch books.  Phillipa’s aim is to keep designs and techniques from the past appreciated and understood so they may survive for the next generation, thus ensuring embroiderers continue to derive happiness and enjoyment from needlework through shared experience.

 

 

 

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108 Creating Textured felt Embellished with Stitching
Wendy Bailye

Level: All Levels
Project Size: 25x25cm by four samples

In this class, you will learn to lay out fine, even and textured felt to complete 4 beautiful sample pieces that can then be stitched and embellished by hand or machine at home. The class covers using texture and design for a successful finished product.

Students will learn how to make a partial felt with differential thickness and incorporated it into the work. A demonstration will be given of machine embellishment.

Kit Cost: AU$39
The kit contains all materials needed to make the project. A variety of colourways will be available.

Wendy Bailye is a well-known and imaginative, award winning, Australian contemporary felt artisan, designer and tutor who has been making felt for nearly 25years. She uses an eclectic mix of wool fibres, fabrics, silks, threads and recycled materials, to produce fibre-rich artworks and wearables.

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109 Make Your Mark
Ronnie Martin

Level: All levels
Project Size: design and sample class, so student choice

In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own stamps, print blocks and stencils, from a wide range of easily found materials. By taking a simple design or idea you will be able to give an individual look to your work.

Students will gain understanding of the principles making stamps, stencils and print blocks and experience how to use them.

Kit Cost: $15 for some materials provided by the tutor

Ronnie Martin is a well-known mixed media Textile Artist and Tutor who has exhibited widely and she has been the recipient of many Quilting, Creative Fibre and Embroidery Awards. Ronnie is the Creative Director of the annual and very successful, Changing Threads exhibition.

 

 

 

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110 Purse Mirror
Gary Clarke

Level: Basic/Intermediate
Project Size: 5.5cm diameter

This is an embellishment class so students will learn how stitching onto a pre-printed ground effects the colours used. They will also learn various ways to produce a pre-printed ground and how to mount a thin layer.

In this class, you will pre-select a design, for which you will then be given a colour guide however the final decisions on colour will be yours. All designs can be worked in simple stitches using one strand of stranded cotton or silk.

Kit Cost: $35
Includes pre-printed fabric, purse mirror, patterns, needle and instructions. Students will bring their own choice of coloured threads, based on the colour guide sent with the needs list.

Gary Clarke is a well-known tutor from Tasmania who studied Art and then worked as a textile designer. He has written books on embroidery, is a regular exhibitor and has taught in several countries. Gary specializes in silk threads on fine organza and different forms of white work.

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Thursday

111 We Three Kings – full
Phillipa Turnbull

Level: All Levels
Project Size: 16″ x 8″

This ‘detail’ from a 1650s alter front uses only one colour of specially dyed cochineal ‘hard-spun’ Merino wool and is worked with an interesting range of stitches which cross over to other embroidery techniques of the mid 17th Century.

A replica of the full alter frontal will be on display during the conference.

Kit Cost: $120
The kit contains all materials to complete the project – printed linen, needles, wools, stitch chart and instructions.

Designer Phillipa Turnball’s ongoing research into British crewel work, allows her to bring textile information from the original source in, castles, museums and country houses, including stitches and techniques long forgotten by current needlework and stitch books.  Phillipa’s aim is to keep designs and techniques from the past appreciated and understood so they may survive for the next generation, thus ensuring embroiderers continue to derive happiness and enjoyment from needlework through shared experience.

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112 Felted Holey Wrap
Wendy Bailye

Level: All Levels
Project Size: 40cm x 1.6m

In this class, you will learn wet felting with superfine wool, embellishment with fibres and threads, cobweb felting and making holes. You will learn to lay out fine, even felt, to complete a solid, stylish, lightweight, felted woollen wrap/ scarf.

Students will also learn about texture and design for a successful finished product. This scarf can be beaded and stitched after class if desired.

Kit Cost: AU$59
The kit contains all materials needed to make the project. A variety of colourways will be available.

Wendy Bailye is a well-known and imaginative, award winning, Australian contemporary felt artisan, designer and tutor who has been making felt for nearly 25years. She uses an eclectic mix of wool fibres, fabrics, silks, threads and recycled materials, to produce fibre-rich artworks and wearables.

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113 Transformations
Ronnie Martin

Level: All Levels
Project Size: design and sample class, so student choice

Transfer paints and disperse dyes offer a wonderful variety of possibilities for textile artists and for the creation of individual contemporary embroidery. In this workshop you will experiment with and learn about the different properties and application of these paints.

Students will understand mixing, using the paints and application of the dyes. They will experience how easy they are to use and the suitability for using these as a basis for individual, contemporary embroidery and stitch.

Kit Cost: $10.00 for some materials provided by the tutor

Ronnie Martin is a well-known mixed media Textile Artist and Tutor who has exhibited widely and she has been the recipient of many Quilting, Creative Fibre and Embroidery Awards. Ronnie is the Creative Director of, the annual and very successful, Changing Threads exhibition.

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