We are delighted Sharon Kearley will join us again for this inspiring course designing for all areas of constructed textiles. She will provide you with the confidence to take your design skills to the next level, sharing with us her own design tips from her book “Woven Textiles – A Designer’s Guide”.
“Concept to Cloth” breaks down the fear of the design process with a playful approach that harnesses your inner child and taps into your creative, inquisitive nature through no nonsense experimentation and exploration. The emphasis is on fun, no rules, and a permission to push the boundaries and be rebellious for at least a day. A mantra of “What happens if…?” Where you are actively told to make mistakes – most commonly known as design opportunities!
No previous experience is necessary, although a basic knowledge of either weave, knit, stitch, felting, patchwork or crochet is helpful but not essential. Finally, an open mind to the exciting and unexpected is desirable. For those who are more established in their craft, it will continue to push your skills and understanding to create some wonderful design work.
This is a two session workshop, starting with an in-person day at The Loom Shed, which includes a lovely lunch, cake and plenty of tea and coffee. Sharon will support you to explore your ideas, then during the following month there will be time to take those ideas a bit further independently. Finally, during the online workshop the following month, you can share how far you have taken your initial thoughts, and Sharon will help you find a way to take those ideas into a finished textile piece.
***In Person Workshop – September 30 10:00am – 4:00pm***
***Follow up online Workshop – October 28th 10:00am – 12.00noon***