Come along to our Creative Textiles Workshop with Lunch at Melbourne Hall Tearooms in Derbyshire.
Be creative using a wide range of techniques and fabrics to make you own piece of artwork. This workshop is perfect for those who want to discover their own ideas and creativity along with having a delicious lunch. It’s a relaxing workshop and a place to make new friends.
Starts at 10am, approximate time of workshop is 3 hours plus a lunch which you can have at your own leisure. All materials and lunch are included in the price of £45 per person.
Just bring yourselves, we provide the rest!
This is a social workshop for all abilities.
What a lovely morning creating a picture from materials and other bits and bobs. The workshop was very relaxing and it gave me a chance to develop my textile skills. Julie
I love fabric, its tactile, versatile, you can do almost anything with it, shape it, mould it, sew it, whatever. I am so very fortunate to have a fantastic array of different fabrics, different weights, different colours, from fabulous silks to gorgeous upholstery fabrics , braids, ribbons, buttons, cottons. With these our creative textiles workshop is unique.
What can you do with ‘creative textiles’ I am often asked this, well pictures, wall hangings, cushions, bedspreads whatever you like really.
The workshop we did recently was interesting in that one lady said she had the sewing skills but lacked creativity. Up until that point I would probably have ‘themed’ the workshop but I decided that to get creative you needed to be stimulated and therefore a blank canvas was the starting point, and lots of pictures, magazines, cards with different themes on them, and a wall hanging which was done earlier created by 15 people who had never done anything like this before, each tackled their ‘square’ in a different way and all very colourful, lively and effective. One little square with birds on it, started the theme off for our lady and was developed from there.
Another saw an impressionist painting of boats, this sparked her imagination. They delved into the boxes of fabric to find scraps to develop their themes with, each had a piece of beige cotton/linen (curtain weight) to develop their pictures. Hand sewing with silks, cottons and wool, and machining with different stitches with a little help and nurturing, the creations were developed.
The final results were great, one was made into a wall hanging and put on the bathroom wall, the other was to be stretched onto canvas to create a picture.
Why not come and join us for a workshop and unlock your creative side, its great fun 🙂