Coming January 

2021...!! 

A program of online workshops running from January until December 2021!

 

I'll be taking you through a range of techniques I personally love to get you inspired on your own textile craft journeys.

In each week's 90 minute long relaxed zoom workshop I'll share some of my favourite techniques, projects to do throughout the course of year, and my own personal hints and tips.

 

And together, with you, I hope to provide you with a community of supportive, like minded participants!

You won't need many materials to join me - some fabric scraps, a needle and some thread will see you through most of it. And for Eco Printing - a pan and steamer! Whilst materials lists will be provided, what I'm really hoping is that you can bring some imagination to find your own stitch style, and find some time for yourself in the process!

Spaces are limited on each workshop to keep things cosy, so you can be sure to get the most out of joining each session.

See below for a taster of what to expect, and the various joining options I have on offer...

DRAWING WITH STITCH

6 week course - Starts week commencing 18th January until 26th February.

Thursday 7.30pm - 9.00pm OR Friday 10.00am - 11.30am

£45

Perfect for beginners, to get you started, or to refresh past skills!

 

Using collected fabric scraps, and readily available materials, I'll show you several simple embroidery stitching techniques to create 'drawn' texture and drama on cloth. Through these simple techniques I'll give you the ability to create your own drawing on cloth through simple meditative hand sewn mark making.

We will discuss selection of materials and composition as well as covering a range of my favourite embroidery stitches. 

EMBELLISHMENT & BEADS

4 week course - Starts week commencing 1st March until 26th March.

Thursday 7.30pm - 9.00pm OR Friday 10.00am - 11.30am

£30

A perfect follow on to my 'Drawing with Stitch' course.

 

I'll take you further by showing you how to add beads and sequins to give an extra dimension to your work.

 

I'll take you through ways to build height and texture with embellishment, how to work beads into stitches, and show you how you can go on to further develop your own work. 

SASHIKO STITCH - RESTORATION & REPAIR

6 week course - Starts week commencing 12th April until 21st May.

Thursday 7.30pm - 9.00pm OR Friday 10.00am - 11.30am

£45

Sashiko is a Japanese folk craft that is hundreds of years old with roots in practicality. Sashiko means “little stabs”, and that perfectly describes the stitch.

The slow, meditative process of forming one stitch at a time is calming so I find Sashiko the perfect technique for a bit of relaxing, self care  & quiet time! Personal restoration and repair if you will!

 

I'll take you through the basics of Sashiko stitching; ways the technique can be used to embellish or patch repair textiles, or as a decorative stitch in it's own right. We'll develop our own personal projects over the block of time, hopefully feeling a little repaired ourselves in the process.

ECO-PRINTING PLAY

4 week course - Starts week commencing 24th May until 18th June.

Thursday 7.30pm - 9.00pm OR Friday 10.00am - 11.30am

£30

Eco-printing is a technique which involves bundling leaves in cloth and then steaming the bundles. Under the right conditions, the prolonged contact of the leaf on the cloth can make a beautiful print by naturally dyeing the fabric. This is a technique that I was introduced to a couple of years ago, and it's very experimental, but very exciting when you get results!

Over the course of the block I'll take you through the best choice of fabrics to use, examples of the kind of effects you can get, preparing fabrics for eco-printing, making your bundles, steaming and drying.

For this course you'll need a large pan, (stock pot, casserole pot or similar,) and something like a colander or veg steamer to hold your bundle.

 

Each week we'll discuss together what plants we've managed to responsibly forage for, make bundles and find out the results! - hopefully having some shared learning of this lovely technique along the way!

BOTANICAL SEWING

4 week course - Starts week commencing 16th Aug until 10th Sept.

Thursday 7.30pm - 9.00pm OR Friday 10.00am - 11.30am

£30

A great course to develop what you've created in earlier courses or to embroider or embellish those eco-print projects you've worked on over the summer! Also great as a starter to get back into sewing in the new term...

I'll be showing you several embroidery stitching techniques to create botanical motifs on your textiles, giving you the ability to create your own botanical inspired textile piece.

COLOUR & COMPOSITION

4 week course - Starts week commencing 13th Sept until 8th Oct.

Thursday 7.30pm - 9.00pm OR Friday 10.00am - 11.30am

£30

In this course I'll be digging deeper into what takes your textile piece to the next level! 

 

I'm known for my particular style and my use of colour and composition in my work. Here I'll share some of my personal hints and tips for designing pieces with colour and composition.

We'll touch on colour theory, colour selection, structure, balance and pattern. At the end of this course you'll have a better understanding of creating an overall piece so you can continue to develop your own stitching or embroidery practice.

WINTER TEXTILES

6 week course - Starts week commencing 25th Oct until 3rd Dec.

Thursday 7.30pm - 9.00pm OR Friday 10.00am - 11.30am

£45

A stitching practice is the perfect thing to carry you through into Winter!

Join me for some weekly quiet time amongst the festive frenzy; stitching away on personal projects that you've been developing over the course of the year or working through a range of demonstrated winter inspired textile craft projects.

Finish the year off with pieces to decorate the home, tree, or just feeling a little more centred!

Joining options to suit you...

I've created a range of ways you can choose to join in with our Community programme of online workshops, from joining me for a particular course, through to a Premium Subscription which gets you additional content and workshop time!

JOIN A COURSE

Simply join me for a course at a time.

Select and Pay for each course as you go:

£30 per 4 week course

or

£45 per 6 week course

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

Join me for the entire program - 34 weeks (or 51 hours!) of textiles community!

Pay from £15 per month 

(saving £75 versus buying each course separately! )

PLUS...

Access our subscriber exclusive online Community space where you can catch up on anything you've missed, find video tutorials, and get exclusive inspirational project briefs.

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

Join me for the entire program - 34 weeks (or 51 hours!) of textiles community!

Pay £20 per month.

Access our subscriber exclusive online Community space where you can catch up on anything you've missed, find video tutorials, and get exclusive inspirational project briefs.

PLUS...

Get an extra exclusive 3hr Summer Workshop!

All year round 10% discount on Camban Studio products!

& claim a FREE exclusive printed Camban Studio project pouch,

perfect for keeping your craft projects together!

(Normally worth £45)

What will I need to get started?

I've intentionally designed the program to need very little investment in equipment or materials. You certainly don't need to spend money on anything fancy! I want you to discover your own style and if you love certain techniques you can upgrade your equipment or materials as you go, and if you so wish...

 

All the equipment you'll need to get started is...

- An embroidery hoop is useful if you have one, but not at all essential!

- A piece of fabric to be used as backing fabric - this can be anything! - an old bit of cotton sheet, old t-shirt etc. (big enough to fit your embroidery hoop if you have one) 

- Additional fabric scraps - could be old clothing, old kids clothing, fabric left from other projects etc. 

- Selection of threads / yarns - e.g. cotton embroidery thread, regular sewing thread, wool yarns. 

- Needles to suit your threads / yarns. 

- Scissors / snips. (Household scissors are fine if this is what you have to hand)

- Optional - paper, glue stick, pins. 

If you're looking for any supplier recommendations feel free to get in touch!

I'm looking forward to welcoming you! x

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