Textile Taxidermy – Textile Animal Heads

Tutor: Jaki Bogg

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 10 people.

Full Day

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Hand stitch and stuff your own unique “trophy” head in textiles. Typically, you can create a festive Scandi-style Rudolf complete with antlers, or go off-piste and stitch up your favourite animal – hares, pigs cats, dogs – the choice is yours.

You will have a fun day (pretty hard working though) – learn how to think in 3D, come up with a design which you will form and cover with a selection of hand stitched fabric combinations. Your trophy head can be given as a gift or used as a decoration at home. It will be an intensive day’s work to complete your head – a later than normal finish will be needed to get your beastie finished or close to it.

We aim for you to go home with a completed head of your choice mounted on a wooden back plate ready to hang on the wall. Everyone works at a different rate so it’s no problem if you end up with all the parts assembled but need to do some finishing at home.

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

Everything you need will be provided but if you have any specific fabric or accessories you wish to use please bring with.

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