'Mind the Gap' 2 day workshop


Create with texture, colour, metal and stitch on this 2 day workshop

  • Starts 1 Nov
  • 230 New Zealand dollars
  • Risley Village Hall, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire

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What to expect

Taking Textiles Further Classes in the UK are organised and delivered by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden. In 2022 there are 2 x 2 day workshops. The first on 25th and 26th October (Slash and Burn), the second (Mind the Gap) on 1st and 2nd November. Held at Risley Village Hall, Derbyshire ( easy to find just off the M1 at Junction 25), the workshops can be taken separately or combine your achievements to create a final piece. Both workshops concentrate on various techniques for manipulating and stitching with metal, wires and adding other media details. 1st and 2nd November Title: Mind the Gap - Metal and Stitch 2 great days using techniques to colour metals, create a panel with simple, bold lines and use machine stitching on soluble fabric. Enhance this with beads and other embellishments before dissolving the fabric away to reveal a rich surface combining thread, beads and the shine of a metallic surface. We will explore a selection of interesting hand stitches and wires for the detailing. Your design inspiration could be taken from patterns you are working on or have used before. The technique is especially suited to images of water, bark, close-up plant patterns and forms, or patterns from embroidery designs. This course is designed for using your sewing machine, preferably with free motion stitching, though we can adapt it to use your standard stitches. It would be a great time to develop or perfect your free machining techniques. If you are a hand stitcher, don’t despair – the workshop can be taken without a sewing machine, though you will make a smaller piece using faggoting, other linking stitches or adding a background fabric to support the metal. If you have attended the Slash and Burn workshop on 25 and 26th October, you will be able to combine your works from that with this workshop to develop a lively, textured artwork. Cost: • £120.00 per workshop including materials • Bonus of £20.00 additional materials of your choice when you book both workshops. • Full payment is required to secure your place Payment: • Book here online. If you book online you will be paying in NZ$. Allowing for exchange rate issues this is as near as possible to £120.00) • Or Bank transfer (Coop Bank, 089250 70636297 00) • Or PAYPAL (takingtextilesfurther@gmail.com) Make sure payment is clear with your name and course title and dates.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Once you have confirmed your place by payment of full fees you have agreed to enter into a contract with Alysn Midgelow-Marsden where your fees are non-refundable nor interchangeable. If you begin this course then decide not to continue you will not receive a refund. If you are unable to attend a class due to illness, or for personal reasons, you will not be entitled to a refund for sessions missed. If the group drops below 5 participants, the course will be cancelled, and your fees will be refunded if you are not cancelling. In the event that Alysn Midgelow-Marsden is unable to deliver one or more of the sessions due to illness, every effort will be made to deliver a ‘make-up’ session. Should Aotearoa or Auckland be in a Covid-19 protection framework situation that prevents group meetings of this type and size, sessions of this course will be run on Zoom during that time at the published class times.