'Slash and Burn' 2 day Workshop


Work with chiffons, metal cloth and stitch creating a unique result.

  • Starts 25 Oct
  • 230 New Zealand dollars
  • Risley Village Memorial Hall, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire

Available spots


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. 25th and 26th October 2022 Title: Slash and Burn Create a panel or small three dimensional sculpture, vessel, lamp cover, bag or wearable accessory using a combination of woven metals, sheer fabrics, burning techniques, machine appliqué and lots of beads and hand embellishments. You will first develop a ‘design’ using a straightforward technique based around simple observations and drawn marks, developed and refined using masking, tracing and changing scale. Then you will plan your project and transform metal fabric by clothing it in chiffons and organzas which we will then burn away with soldering irons or cut away with scissors. The chiffons can be applied by hand or machine stitch, or by gel medium after which you will add interest and complexity to the surface with more stitch, beads and wires if you want to add another dimension This workshop achieves results more quickly if using a sewing machine for some of the time, however hand stitchers will also have no difficulty in creating a lovely, 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.