Creative Textile Design, Wetheral, near Carlisle

Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Tuesday, 26th November 2019

Wetheral Community Centre, Steele’s Bank, Wetheral, Carlisle, CA4 8HE

10.00am - 12.00pm

£80 (for 10 weeks)

30 (3 x 10 weeks)

Sarah Colgate

Come along and explore the elements of art and design to confidently express your creativity through the medium of textiles. We shall develop observational skills with the help of drawing and painting and learn how to use them to produce fabric-based work. Topics to be covered will include: Drawing and painting techniques; simple stitching and appliqué methods; the use of line and tone to create form; selecting colour hues and tones; colour mixing; composition, etc.

Suitable for beginners and improvers (including those who have completed the first year); anyone who would like to create their own designs for embroidery or textile art.

If you wish to book a place on one or more course(s), please email, telephone or write to us to check there is a space available. Payment details will be given after which we shall hold your place for 3 days to allow you time to pay either by BACS or by cheque. For further details please see Booking.

These will include demonstrations by tutor; individual practice by student; instruction on a group and individual basis; question and answer, etc.

For the first session: Drawing paper, range of graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, etc.), set of wax crayons (children’s crayons would be good), rubber, ruler, note book. Additional equipment: Acrylic paints and/or set of Inktense pencils/blocks, watercolour paper, size A4 140lb (300gsm), slightly textured (‘NOT’ (or cold pressed) surface), a variety of soft brushes, 2 large pots for water, newspaper or plastic table cloth to protect table. Paint etc. and sewing materials will be discussed at the first session.

Nominal charge, if and when required.

Parking is available at the centre. The room will be on the first floor but there is a lift making it accessible for wheelchairs, and disabled accessible toilet. Tea and coffee provided at a small charge.