Embellished Books Workshop with Annette Emms Saturday 11th May 2019
Create an embellished book with Annette Emms! Your book will have soft fabric covers and pages. The effect is achieved by using lots of dyed scrim, felt and old recycled/washed fabrics, and lots of imagination! Our 'story' can be told using needle felting, hand stitching and applique. The illustrations can be embroidered or painted on Fabric, paper and/or organza using a simple technique.
Includes: lunch, cake, refreshments, equipment and all your materials*.
*MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED but if you want to bring along things from your own stash to personalise your piece then here is a list of things we will be using:
1/2 metre of light to medium weight, space dyed, cotton fabric. This could be 2 fat quarters. Please wash fabric to remove any dressing. You could of course use any old or recycled medium weight fabric that you have.)
A selection of Dyed scrim pieces (fat quarter size would be good, or pieces can be joined pieces together)
Small pieces of : Wool Felt pieces (i.e. felt with min. 30% wool content), Chiffon, Organza, Ribbon, Silk velvet, Blanket felt, Lace, Soft fabrics, Wool roving.Scrap paper, pencil, eraser, any of the following - small watercolour set/ Inktense crayons / watercolour crayons, embroidery threads, beads.
Embellisher machine or needle felting tool (with felting mat/foam).
I am a Textile Artist, living and working in the beautiful Vale of Evesham, where Shakespeares’ Avon flows through fruit orchards, against a backdrop of the Cotswold Hills.
Since I was a child, I have played with fabric, thread and stories. My work combines this and a fascination with the natural world, old churches, history and local legends.
As I explore the countryside around me I love to weave a story around my work. This land teems with legends which are waiting to be re- discovered and secret places, full of magic and mystery.
I aim to build layers of fabric and stitch, which form interesting textures. These are then used to create dimensional pieces through which I hope the observer can glimpse a little ‘Magic’.