Textile Art

Learn to paint your own expressive original artwork with added free motion embroidery. This class will look at the use of colour inspired by the changing seasons. Teaching how to express through using fabric paints and then adding embroidery to create your own piece of original art.

You will start with an introduction and demonstration from Ellie who will show how to use the fabric paints. The painting will mainly look at the use of colour rather than the fine detail of painting, having real fun with the paints. 

The second half of the class will be looking at adding more detail to the painting by adding free motion embroidery, while the painting is drying we will look at the technique of free motion embroidery. Ellie will demonstrate how the technique of free motion embroidery works and how it can add detail to your painting and you will then work on a design for your free motion embroidery. After having a practice with free motion embroidery, you will then add your embroidery design to you painting. You will finish with a 25cm x 25cm original painting with free motion embroidery.

Ellie who is teaching the class is a local textile artist, who makes original fabric paintings with added free motion embroidery, some of her work is shown as examples and she will assist and demonstrate each stage of the process. 

The fabric and paints will be provided in the class but if you would like to bring any images you would like to use as inspiration please do so, this could be a landscape, seascape, wild plants and seed heads. Otherwise you can use Ellie's images to help you. 

 This workshop is all about having fun and being expressive through the medium of textiles and creating you own piece of original art. 

If you wish to bring your own machine please ensure that you are familiar with how to drop the feed dog and bring some spare bobbins. You will also need a a freemotion embroidery foot, also known as darning foot, (these will be available on the day to borrow if you do not have one). Please bring your manual if you are in any doubt.

This workshop is being led by Ellie

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

I am interested in alternative dates