Image Transfer + Embellishing Techniques for Textile Artists

Tutor: Claire Humphries

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 12 people.

Full Day

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Led by two tutors (though our database isn’t clever enough to credit more than one!), these two love collaborating. Claire Humphries and Josie Beszant, have for the past couple of years, joined forces to come up with workshop ideas that combine their skills. Claire teaches dressmaking and freehand machine embroidery while Josie works in mixed media and sculpture and uses paper, fabric, paint and stitch extensively.

This workshop is aimed at textile artists and will be a fun experimental day looking at techniques for transferring photographic images on to fabric and then developing skills for further embellishing.

On this workshop you will:

– Learn about different methods of image transfer.
– Play with different fabrics and ways of embellishing.
– Create a small fabric transfer item using techniques you’ve learnt on the day.

You will take home with you a collection of small sampler items created using the techniques covered.

Please note that there is a £6 materials charge payable on the day.

Click the title below to find out what you need to bring with you.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

No sewing machine required but please bring your general sewing kit :-needles, pins, scissors etc.

“Learnt something new.  Gained confidence with my sewing machine. Achieved my aim. Had fun and as usual a great lunch!!”

– Louise

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