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August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£25.00
Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a fabulous day where you can play around with your stitching to create new art works.
Anita is on hand to help you on your way with what ever medium you wish to use.
You may want to play with colour or use different stitches for your art. Maybe a combination of traditional and modern stitching, Paper and fabric or how about dyeing and painting before you stitch into your work?
The aim of the day is to play, you can push a technique and see where your work takes you to creating new experiences.
If you prefer to have an end result in mind that’s okay as well as just seeing where the experience takes you.
Experimental Wednesday is a day of exploration, sharing ideas and pushing boundaries. A day of innovation and new experiences.
How will you learn?
Sampling is a great way to learn a technique and see how far you can push it. It is also a way to experiment. Anita has a favourite answer to most questions that start with “I wonder” or “what will happen”. The answer is simple, try it and see what you get. This helps individuals to explore without fear of failure.
Each Experimental Wednesday will include a structured teaching workshop for those who wish to participate. We will be exploring a different stitch each month and seeing how you can push the boundaries and see where it takes you. This will mean using different threads, and fabrics, colour and texture. Heat and resist. Let your imagination take hold and see what happens.
This month we will be looking at manipulating fabrics using hand stitch. You will need a selection of different weight fabrics and threads. As well as your hand sewing kit.
You will have a number of worksheets to work through to help you create texture in your fabric which can be used for a number of projects.
Whilst stitching you can experiment with dyeing the fabrics once they have been stitched before or after pulling the stitches to create the textures.
Materials are not included , However, if you wish to have a go at something new just let Anita know in advance and she will help you with a materials list or let you know if it is something already in stock for you to use. Refreshments are included along with some materials.
Also if you have any kits you have not tried or did try but were unable to get satisfactory results bring them along and Anita will help you with them. Do discuss your needs before booking so that Anita can help you decide what you may want to do.