Needle & Thread Workshops

Stitched Collage with Anne Brooke Textile Artist - Saturday 21st November 2020

Regular price £80.00

Saturday 21st November 2020

We are delighted to welcome back Anne Brooke to Needle & Thread!  Anne is a mixed media textile artist, creating bespoke mixed media textile pieces of work that are combined with her love for drawing.

Instead of drawing with a pencil I use a needle and thread. I build up layers of paper and fabric, re-working my pieces with paint, ink, dyes and stamps before drawing on the surface with a sewing machine and needle. My inspiration comes from the walks and journeys I go on. 

Starting with the first step and 'My Right Foot' I collect, draw and photograph the treasures that can go unnoticed and these become the inspiration for my work.

The Workshop: Working from an inspirational image we will create a collage of an animal or bird that up-cycles a range of papers to create a collage that will be ‘drawn’ over with  your sewing machine and it can then be further embellished. This is the main technique I use in the majority of my work.

£80 including materials, equipment, mid morning cake (of course) and a healthy lunch! 

If you wish to mount your piece bring along a box canvas (No bigger than A4) or these will be available from Anne to buy on the day for £5.

Materials will be provided, but some things you might like to bring along if you have them:

  • An inspirational image to work from.
  • Any wallpaper, old maps, paper bags, envelopes, wrapping paper, handmade paper, any paper in your stash, etc. Just make sure it is not too thick. 
  • Snippets of fabric 
  • Buttons, beads, embellishments etc.
  • Camera / sketchbook to record the day / technique.

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