I’ve teamed up with Leeds Libraries to offer a six week creative embroidery course in the wonderful Drawing Room at the Central Library. Starting on Wednesday 8th June, join me and learn how to research, develop samples and create your own piece of textile art. I’ll be bringing along some of my moodboards, sample books and finished pieces to show you how I work through my initial inspiration to a finished piece of work.
In week one you will find inspiration in the Art Library, browsing the book shelves, the Sanderson Collection and the beautiful building. You will start creating your journal with images to inspire your work.
In weeks two and three you will start creating samples inspired by your research from week one. I will demonstrate some embroidery techniques and talk through your ideas to help your select materials and processes to create your final piece.
In week four you will start to build ideas for your finished piece of work using the ideas, notes and samples in your journal. I will work with you to develop ideas based on your inspiration and favourite techniques.
In weeks five and six you will work on your final piece, creating your own unique piece of textile art. This will bring together your ideas and make a unique piece of work.
The course is suitable for beginners and people with some embroidery experience who want to try something new. All materials and equipment will be provided for the course but you can bring along anything from your craft stash that you would like to use.
The course will be structured over six, two hour sessions in the Drawing Room at Leeds Central Library starting on Wednesday 8th June at 5.30pm. You can book your ticket through Ticketsource.