Be inspired and explore your creative spirit with a bespoke textile taster workshop from 2 hours to 1 day
Please see workshop menu for forthcoming workshops and dates
Suitable for any level of experience – arts clubs, guilds, WI, schools, community groups, health/well being, heritage, family, craft groups.
Examples of previous 2 hour taster workshops include:
Discover some exciting experimental and versatile methods of collecting and applying texture onto fabric and paper to manipulate and accentuate the surface. Try out stamps and print motifs, frottage, heat transfer and a range of surface applications.
The Art of resist
Using dyes, hot wax and alternative resist methods to create intricate patterns and layered images onto both paper and fabric
Everyone is familiar with tie-dyeing, now extend your knowledge of resist dyeing by exploring the Japanese technique of ‘Shibori’. Using stitching, folding wrapping and clamping to create patterns and textures on fabrics
Recycle – Respin
Recycle old fabrics by transforming them into a useful yarns and cords that can be reused – eg for knitting or weaving or wrapping
Recycle – Reweave
Create a unique woven textural sampler from recycled fabrics
Recycle – Rewrite
Transform your junk mail, newspapers and shopping list in this beginners paper-making taster. Create unique sheets of handmade paper incorporating natural elements, texture, layering, embellishing and trapping.
Explore the decorative potential of pure white fleece to create fine, textural felt samples incorporating silk, plant fibres and synthetic fibres to create and ultra fine felt with texture and surface pattern.
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Comments from Shibori workshop participants:
“Interesting history of technique combined with practical”
” A relaxed atmosphere…really informative and enjoyable”
“Excellent subject knowledge. My white shirts will never be the same! – thank you”
Textile artist Anne Crowther has over 20 years experience teaching in FE, HE, schools and community settings. She is based in the Pennine village of Thornton, West Yorkshire.
Graduating with a first class degree in woven textiles from Central Saint Martins, Anne continued to exhibit her textiles until taking time out when her daughters were young.
In recent years Anne’s business Daisy Florence Design has flourished and she now showcases her collection at selected artisan and makers events throughout the north of England.
Alongside Daisy Florence Design Anne is a freelance artist for the Leeds based arts charity Skippko and works with a wide sector of the community helping them to discover their creative expression (For further info please see ‘Inspiring others‘ section)