Christine Chester

‘Paper, Lamination and Stitch’ Workshop

DATE: February 8th, 9th and 10th, 2019 10am-4pm   £210

10 spaces available

Paper can add unique qualities to embroidered textiles, but also has it’s own particular handling issues. This course will introduce you to the excitement and versatility of using your own printed and mark making imagery on papers whilst discussing some of the potential difficulties of using paper with fabric and stitch.

Using a variety of cheap and easily available papers, you will learn four different ways of laminating papers and transferring imagery to fabric to produce interesting, smooth and textured surfaces to stitch on. You can use your own photographic images or text from old books or newspapers and gather colours from newspaper photos and adverts. You will then experiment with a further lamination process using coloured tissue papers together with gesso to generate a pairing of fabrics which co-ordinate with each other.

The final stages of the course will introduce you to come choices in the ways of working with these mixed media fabrics using both hand and machine stitch.

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A small supplies list will be provided and there will be an additional charge of approx. £6 payable to Christine to cover laminating media , thermofaxes and squeegees.

The workshop can be paid for in full or a deposit of £100 on booking and the balance £110 to be paid 4 weeks before the first day of the workshop. Please state which option when booking.

Please contact me to book your place