Talks and Workshops

Talks and Workshops

Extrav-Organza
Kathleen has developed this relaxed friendly talk/natter outlining her transition from hand worked embroidery into Machine Embroidered Organza. Explaining how she works & combines them into dimensional and structural art works.

It’s Fantastic Stitching on Plastic
Kathleen talks about how she is developing a body of work using clear flexible PVC as a vehicle for her machine embroidery and fabrics. She explains how she changes its appearance with paints and trappings, laminating it together with free motion and decorative stitching to form innovative modern textile pieces. A selection of these pieces will be brought along to the talk for you to view

WORKSHOPS
Machine Embroidered Floral Panels – Day School
This is Kathleen’s signature workshop. Using dissolvable film, machine embroidery, trapped organza fabrics, cutting back techniques and use of a soldering iron to produce lacy see-through panels resulting in a full understanding of the process and techniques that Kathleen uses in her work.

Autumn Leaves

Machine Embroidered Organza Jewellery – Day School
A course designed for those who are interested in making small individual and flat bead-like elements to form unique and original jewellery. Layering of organza fabrics, machine embroidery, use of a soldering iron and simple bead stringing, feature strongly on this day.

Organza Jewellery

Transparent images “Stitching with Plastic” – Day School
Spend the day being creative with this flexible plastic. We will be painting it, stamping it, layering fabrics between it and on it. We will be stitching through it with free machining and decorative stitch patterns unleashing your mind towards a new and innovative project.

Snowflake Bag

Stump Work Embroidery – Day School or Weekend Courses
Learn traditional and modern approaches to this fascinating raised and 3 dimensional embroidery technique. Simple surface stitches will be shown in conjunction with how to make wired or needle laced free standing shapes for flower petals, leaves and insect wings along with design ideas and how to assemble and finish the embroidery. Project based day schools available: – Dragonflies over water, Ladybirds garden, Stump work flowers. Weekend workshops can be arranged so that more techniques are mastered while students work towards producing their own embroidery design.

Dragonfly Stumpwork

Gold Work Embroidery – Day School or Weekend Courses
Learn traditional and modern approaches to gold work covering the technique of applying padded gold and metallic leathers, couching cords and twists and laying metal threads such as purl purl, check and bullion. Project based day schools available or weekends can be arranged so that more techniques are mastered while students work their own designs.

Goldwork Snowflakes