Needle & Thread Workshops

Embellished Books Workshop with Annette Emms Saturday 11th May 2019

Regular price £80.00

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).

Annette Emms

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’.

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