NEW PROGRAMME 2016/17
Last chance to register for City & Guilds Design & Craft qualifications which close permanently in June 2017.
Please scroll down to see the full list of courses and the external courses that Christine is teaching. If you would like to be notified of courses and opportunities, please sign up to my e mail list.
Short Courses with Christine are at the bottom of this page, and with visiting tutors on the Re-Treats page: click here for Re-Treats. I am also offering a mentoring programme – details below. Please use the Contact Form as a first step.
More course details can be downloaded as Word Files by clicking on the Course Information links with each course as available. Booking details are at the bottom of the page.
New courses start in September and run for 11 months, and the dates are outlined in this link Class dates 2016-17 If classes fill, a waiting list will be generated and alternative dates may be put on should there be enough demand. If you want to join after January and there are places, you are very welcome.
CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 3 EMBROIDERY CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA
10.00 – 5.00 SUNDAY & MONDAY (MONTHLY)
£450 PER INSTALMENT (3 A YEAR) + one off registration/admin fee £100
I am providing an opportunity to study Embroidery L3 Design & Craft at both Certificate level, and to Diploma level for anyone who has already completed the Certificate. We will work alongside the existing P&Q students, learning from each other but also developing new skills. This course will focus on stitch and surface: we will make different surfaces to work on through burning, melting, wetting, foiling, colouring, constructing and then work into these surfaces with both hand and machine embroidery techniques. You will learn the traditional methods before experimenting to create more contemporary samples. Design is an important part of this qualification, and design sessions will take you through the elements of colour, line, texture, shape and form.
WILD ABOUT COLOUR!
10.00 – 5.00 SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2017 starting September
£100 PER weekend
This exciting course will run over 6 months, one weekend a month. You will learn a wide variety of processes which will suit both patchworkers and embroiderers as there will be sessions on screen printing and tray dyeing, as well as on surface lamination and encrusting. At the end you will be confident in the wet studio and able to make choices about what process you can use to make stitched work.
A new class will start in September 2017 as this course is one that builds on previous sessions so it is difficult to join half way through.
PROJECTS & PRINTING
10.00 – 5.00 MONDAY 2016 – 2017
£50 PER SESSION
A course for those with some experience of sewing/embroidery/printing, and who want to generate work but are not sure how or where to start! This course will give support in the form of tutorials and demonstrations of processes which could be dyeing/printing/stitching. Each student gets a 2m print bench to work on, and the group works together to critique work in progress. A great course to help you move your enjoyment of textiles forward to generating individual work following completion of a City & Guilds course, or some basic print/stitch courses.
10.00 – 5.00 FRIDAY OR SATURDAY 2016 – 2017
£50 PER SESSION
For students who are experienced with textiles but wish to work in a supported environment alongside other students working independently, to generate work and develop their own style. Emphasis can be on stitch, print, or constructed textiles or any combination. Access given to all the wet print facilities and materials, with support in processes as and when required. All students get full tutorial support, class discussion, peer input to ongoing or completed work. There are now 2 courses running on Fridays, as well as one on Saturday.
For anyone wishing to travel from a little further away, there is a Friday/Saturday option available, either on a monthly basis, or swapping with someone else who might want to do the same and doing every 2 months.
A flexible one off or repeatable programme of 2 day packages, for those textile artists who wish to take a more professional approach to their work. Through review and discussion, I will help you take a fresh look at your work and practices, and create a personalised pathway to help you reach your goals. You will have the opportunity to work supported within the Studio environment on a 2m print bench, with full access to all equipment and materials. If you are interested in joining this programme please use the form on the Contact Page
Nuno felting (from the Japanese word for fabric) is a Japanese fabric felting technique. It combines loose fibre, usually wool, with a sheer fabric – this gives the wool extra strength. Silk gauze, Viscose, silk chiffon or Organza, or any other open weave fabric can be used. Other fabrics (such as cotton muslin) can also be used as the felting background, resulting in a wide range of textural effects and translucency. Some contemporary artists combine the wool with unusual materials such as plastic or wire to make sculpture.
Nuno feltmaking is a wonderful, low-tech process using wool fibres (in our case colourful, pre-dyed soft Merino sheep wool), fabric, a little warm water, soap and friction (gentle rubbing). This creates lovely, draping, thin felt suitable for fine garment making, such as beautiful sheer scarves, wall or window hangings.
During this fabulous felting day, we will make a beautiful scarf using soft merino wool fibres and incorporating silk and other fibres for decoration. By manipulating a thin layer of wool through a fine woven material such as silk or chiffon, we will make a scarf with characteristics that are quite different from a traditional felt, which is much thicker.
There are many possibilities for transparency and exciting texture, with drape, flexibility and movement in the material, lending itself well to the delicacy required in a special scarf.
All materials are provided within the workshop cost, but please feel free to bring any wool, fabric or yarn you would like to incorporate or work with, and I can advise whether it will be suitable. Please also bring an apron (preferably waterproof), small scissors, rubber gloves if wanted and some lunch.
Once people have tried feltmaking they are usually hooked! More details if needed on request or on booking.
If you are interested in any of the studio courses, want further details or wish to book a place, please use the e mail form on the Contact Page.
DEPOSITS A deposit is required to confirm your place on any of the Once-A-Month courses shown above. Courses can be cancelled any time up to 2 weeks before the class starts, and the deposit will be refunded. After this point, the deposit will not be returned if you have to cancel your place.
The payment for short intensive classes is due in full when booking. For Once A Month classes, payments are made at each session. It can be paid as cash or by debit/credit card on the day, or by BACS transfer.
Once you have booked your place on a Once-A-Month course and paid a deposit, you pay for each class as you attend in order to spread the cost over the full year. In return, you are committing to paying for the whole year of classes. If you can not make one of the sessions, alternatives dates for attendance will be offered so you are able to catch up with what you have missed. The deposit of £55 will reduce each of your monthly payments by £5, so you will only pay £45 for each session.