There was a buzz of excitement at the Guild on Monday when the first workshops for 2014 were announced.
Kim Thittichai Workshops in April
Kim is a well-known UK artist, tutor and author from Brighton who teaches creative textile techniques internationally. She has a website and blog here where you get a real sense of the fun, colour and activity in her workshops.
If you like exploring new techniques for creating surface decoration then Kim’s On the Surface workshop on 4 April is for you!
Then in the 5-6 April Workshop you can unleash your design mojo and create original work with Kim in her Creating Original Designs and Printing Blocks
Glenys Leske Workshop on 31 May & 1 June
Glenys is from the Riverland in South Australia and teaches at the SA Guild’s Summer School. Her Path to the Beach Workshop offers the opportunity to create this exquisite work:
using layered silks and manipulated organza fabrics with applied fence posts and wire mesh fence, hand and machine (optional) embroidered foliage and small shells applied in the fabrics.
Carolyn Sullivan Workshop on 30-31 August
Carolyn is an embroiderer and quilter who enjoys working with fabric and thread to make colourful works where shape and texture are important. She lives in Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands of NSW and teaches at the NSW Guild.
Her Big, Bold and Beautiful………Stitch and More Stitch Workshop explores techniques for building up layers of stitches to create and embellish these textiles:
More Information on Workshops
More information about these workshops can be found in the Classes section of this website including the Classes Enrolment Form.
If you want to enrol in any of these workshops you’ll need to complete a Classes Enrolment Form and get it to the Guild together with a deposit of 50% of the fee for the Workshop.
Don’t forget the Guild’s annual Exhibition opens on Thursday night at 7.30 p.m. and runs through from the 27-29 September. Opening times are 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. each day.
There’ll be a fantastic display of stitching and textiles from the traditional elegance of Hardanger to some very funky contemporary pieces.
The Gift Shop and Recycle Table are going to be awesome! Members have been stitching up a storm so if you’re up for some retail therapy come and join the fun.
There’ll also be plenty of good coffee, sandwiches and cakes……
ACT Textile Art Association Open Night
On another note ACTTAA is having an open night on 9 October at the Woden Senior Citizens Centre. The theme is knitting skills and inspiration.