"Addictive is the word usually
uttered after a few moments of laying brush on linen..."
Paint into Stitch
2 days: 24th-25th August Fee: £230
Caroline was one of the first to use vintage fabric like a paint box. This two-day workshop explores the possibilities of using paint as a ground for hand embroidery. Painting on linen is different to painting on paper, and even if you have never painted on paper before, you will be astonished by the effects you achieve through the interaction of dilute paint and warp and weft. Whether you use this only as a colour map for your embroidery, or stitch into the painted areas, it is the most enjoyable experience. Indeed, ‘addictive’ is the word usually uttered after a few moments of laying brush on linen!
What students will achieve
To start you will create different palettes and make marks on antique linen using various brushes and techniques, before experimenting with both hand and machine embroidery to add detail. Once you are confident with the techniques, you will work either from a blank canvas, or choose from a series of screen prints on antique linen to paint and stitch. It might be a landscape with a wildflower meadow, or an autumn wreath, or a group of foxgloves.