In this workshop participants are shown how to create and design a range of hats for all seasons and occasions. Using traditional millinery techniques participants start off learning how to measure for a perfect fit and then go on to learn how to draft their own patterns for a variety of styles. The patterns will be used to construct at least two fashionable hats of their choice that not only look great but also fit perfectly.
Participants must have an accomplished level of machine sewing skills.
Explore the great diversity of twills. The twill threading is possibly the most commonly utilised threading. This workshop explores the multitude of patterns that can be achieved from this threading. The diversity is further enhanced when variations of the twill threading are used. Yet these threading sequences can also be used for much more.
Discover how to create installations with the aim to develop concepts, explore various materials and techniques that are suited or appropriate to reflect ideas relating to site or theme specific installations and/or artworks.
This exciting workshop combines sculptural techniques with dying and staining with natural and made materials including rust staining, eucalyptus resins on muslin, printmaking using clay embossing onto fabric and paper, and simple mould making and casting techniques to create multiples.
You will be encouraged to develop and express your own ideas to create wonderful 2D and 3D structures, multiples and collages.
We’ll explore the endless possibilities of materials and surface finishes as well as how to shape, bind, glue, stitch, rivet, solder or wire them together.
No previous experience is needed – only your enthusiasm to explore!
STITCH AS MARK – “TAKE A SIMPLE STITCH”
All artists, regardless of genre, use mark to develop a personal language within their work. Marks are used in specific ways giving emphasis, detail or value to the development of a work. Some use a pencil or pen, some a brush but WE will take a needle, a thread and a simple stitch.
Using Straight Stitch in its many and varied ways we will develop a “Spot Sampler” to describe written words – make a personal hidden language.
Using simple stitches, you will design and develop a small work (20x20cms) based on either a metaphor, of your own choosing such as, “The Moon is a Balloon” or a three-line poem, such as, “dry land: storm clouds, a creek runs.”
The workshop will suit all levels of experience. A fabric kit will be supplied.
Internationally renowned Icelandic felter Anna Gunnarsdottir is coming to Go Create!
“When you put a light inside a form made from wool, it is very beautiful. The radiated light is charming, calming and pleasant to watch in the dark winter nights.
You will be learning to felt a shell form which you can decorate. You will learn to put an electric light inside which will be available to you in the workshop. Lighten your home with wool light.”
More information coming soon and the next exciting workshop from Cathy Moon…
In this workshop we will work with both paper and fabric and the integration of these two materials. Through a variety of exercises we will explore visual and physical layering and experiment with different collage techniques. The handling of materials – the cutting, tearing, overlapping and arranging bits and pieces into a whole – reinforces the importance of the process. And this spontaneous hands-on way of working helps developing an intuitive feeling for composition.
We will use text as a visual means of communication and work with non-traditional ‘tools’ for writing and mark making.
The overlooked details found on a daily walk or favourite place combined with the use of found materials can be rich resources for inspiration. Find beauty and meaning in things retrieved from the everyday connection to the built and natural elements of landscape
Take the fear out of creating a sketchbook or journal. Explore creative ways of developing ideas through mixed media including dyeing and staining pages, drawing with found objects, stitching and layering to open up the thought processes to the creation of your own work.
SOLAR PLATE ETCHING: is a quick, simple and safe alternative to traditional etching. Rather than acids, all that is needed is the UV rays of the sun to etch a plate. Your image is applied onto transparent film, then exposed to the sun for 2.30 min. A built in photo sensitive emulsion hardens the image in the sun. The plate is then washed in water revealing your image ready for printing on the etching press. Emphasis will be on creating images using elements from the natural world. Existing illustrations from nature on clear film will be used with natural elements such as leaves, flowers, feathers, lace. Many applications of colour rolled onto the plate will result in a stunning portfolio of prints.