Needle & Thread Workshops

Textured Artwork Workshop with Hens Teeth Art Sunday 12th July 2020

Regular price £80.00
Sunday 12th July 2020
A day hand stitching, collaging and embroidering a collection of layered, textured fabrics to create a personal artwork.    We shall collage small pieces of vintage fabrics, use Viv's screen printed designs as a focal point and embellish further with hand embroidery.   We can also experiment with mark making on fabric to make your own printed incorporate into your work.    Bring along your own materials, imagery, old haberdhashery, broken jewellery etc. if you wish, to make the work more personal.

Viv will bring vintage materials, ephemera and screen printed imagery.

Materials list to bring :
Please bring basic sewing equipment i.e. embroidery scissors, fabric scissors, needle, sewing thread.
Embroidery floss.  Buttons.  
Scraps of : Old time worn linen, embroidered vintage linens, time worn lace, discoloured past best fabrics, quilt pieces...any small textiles you would like to include.
Includes: Lunch, cake, refreshments, materials and equipment.
Hens Teeth

My practice comes from a lifelong and deep need to make, draw, stitch and paint. I have worked specifically with vintage textiles, paper and haberdashery for 15 years, under the name of 'Hen's Teeth Art' by Viv Sliwka.

Inspired by folk art, dogs, hares, flowers and birds and my personally sourced fabrics etc.

I work full time in my purpose built garden studio in Staffordshire, UK.

I start my making process with drawings of ideas, which are translated into print, paint, free motion machine and hand embroidery. Combined with textured layering up of these time worn fabrics and my signature embroidered flowers.  My completed pieces tell tiny tales and hopefully bring a smile.