Until March 2020 I had been running workshops based in my studio near New Galloway, and designed to share some of the textile techniques which I use myself, including dyeing, stencilling and machine embroidery. I took groups of just four people at a time so everyone got plenty of individual attention and was able to share ideas as we went along.
This is, of course, not currently possible so I have been looking at ways of running these workshops online, trying to keep as much of the spirit of the original as possible – a maximum of eight people at a time and using Zoom to explain techniques so you can ask questions, comment, share and interact with others in the group. The course I have developed and tried so far is:
Dyeing for Landscapes
This covers the use of cold-water fibre-reactive dyes to create a good range of colours and effects on cotton, linen and silk, and then using these fabrics to put together a landscape panels which can be turned into cushions, bags, quilts or put on the wall.
I run this workshop over two separate days with at least one day in between: three zoom sessions on each day, time to work on your own in between but with help available from me by phone or video call if you need it.
The cost for this course is £50 per person, which includes a pack of fabrics pieces for dyeing. You will have to supply your own dyes but I will give you links for buying these and a list of what else you will need.
Let me know if you would like to do this workshop and once I have enough people (minimum 3) I will set dates to suit everyone.
I’m hoping to make some more online workshops available soon. Please contact me if you would like more information, or to be added to my mailing list for future workshops.