Paper Fabric

Friday 16 November, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: All levels - but basic sewing machine experience is required

Price: £60

Not everything you stitch on needs to be fabric. Paper Fabric is a fun textile workshop to show you how to create stunning stitched surfaces using paper and other non-conventional materials. Contemporary embroidery has banished all the traditional methods and constrictions about what you can and can’t do. I often include substances such as paper, plastic and metal in my mixed-media textile art. The aim of this creative embroidery class is to show you how to create unique embroidered textiles from ordinary printer paper, newspapers and magazines.

Who is this aimed at?
Embroiderers, budding textile artists and quilters who are looking for something a bit different.

What will I learn? We will:

create two or three designs by colouring plain white printer paper
use magazines and newspapers for further designs
learn bonding and laminating techniques to strengthen them for stitching
embroider our paper fabric using ordinary utility stitches on a sewing machine, or free motion embroidery
make a cover for a hard-backed notebook and discuss other ways to use our new ‘fabrics’ in textile art.

Course arrangements
No drawing skills are required, but we will be using pastels and paint to colour the paper so you may want to bring an apron to protect your clothes. I’ll let you know what to bring once you’ve booked. Sewing machines are provided.

Pre-booking essential. Go to:

Contact for enquiries: 0773 939 7369

Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House