Join textile artist Carol Coleman to make gorgeous multicoloured coil vessels using your own sewing machine.
You’ll need to be familiar with using the zig-zag stitch on your own sewing machine but will during the course learn how to make a your own multi colour cords in various thicknesses. Your prepared cords will then be used to create a vessel of your own design.
Carol will demonstrate how to manipulate the cords during vessel construction to alter colours, tidy ends, introduce new cords, make chevron patterns and affect the shape of the finished vessel.
Carol will bring lots of finished vessels to discuss how they were made and what embellishments were used to give each one an individual appearance.
Please note there is a £5 material charge payable on the day.
Click on the link below to see a list of items you need to bring if appropriate.
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
A sewing machine that will stitch a zig-zag pattern and that can convert to free-machine embroidery (drop the feed teeth) and with an embroidery or darning foot.
The sewing machine manual would also be advisable
Spare needles and bobbins
A small embroidery hoop (4 – 6 inches if available or we have some you can borrow)
Sewing thread in several preferred colours
Basic sewing kit – needles, scissors etc.
A bead, or button or other embellishment for a focal point in the vessel (optional).