Tuesday, 12 March 2013

TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

All talks and workshops can be tailored to the needs of your group or club.

TALK - Machine Knitted Felt

This talk describes how machine knitted felt is made and the techniques used to make items and accessories plus a demonstration of techniques including simple embroidery and using the sewing machine.  There are plenty of step-by-step samples, finished items and beautiful bags.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops can be given to clubs, groups or even friends who wish to learn something new and exciting.

Do you and your friends find it difficult to attend workshops?  Marilyn Lott will arrange a workshop at your home at a time to suit you and your friends.  There should be a minimum of 4 persons plus the host gets a reduction.

All workshop students are given individual attention and notes to complete their chosen item.  Students are always given gentle encouragement to try something new.

WORKSHOP – Rolled and Embellished Felt Bead Jewellery

This is a full day workshop.  Students will be shown the various techniques for making rolled felt beads, the construction of necklaces and bracelets and the various fastenings.  The beads can be embellished with hand embroidery, machine embroidery, beads or a combination.  There are plenty of samples to inspire you to make this creative and stunning jewellery.                             

 Level – beginners to intermediate.

WORKSHOP – Machine Knitted Felt – Landscape or Seascape Picture

This is a full day workshop.  Students will be shown the various techniques for making a realistic or abstract landscape or seascape picture using machine knitted felt and textured yarns.  The pictures can then be embellished using threads and wools.  Students will concentrate on colour and texture.

Level – beginners to intermediate.

WORKSHOP – Machine Knitted Felt – Shoulder Bag or Holdall

This is a full day workshop and could be used as a continuation from the pincushion and needlecase workshop.  Students are shown the various techniques for making a fabric bag which will include how to appliqué machine knitted felt using a sewing machine or hand stitching in order to create something different and stunning.  There is also a demonstration of all hand embroidery stitches used on the samples. Students can embellish their bags by using a sewing machine, hand embroidery or a combination of the two.  Students are given notes to complete their chosen item, individual attention and gentle encouragement to try something new.  Students may use their favourite bag shape if preferred.  Level – beginners to intermediate.

WORKSHOP – Jewellery with a Twist

This is a full day workshop.  Students will learn how to make modern jewellery using a combination of knitted tubular wire, coloured wire, felt beads and beads.  There will be a demonstration of techniques, after which students can copy the samples or mix the techniques to create their own original, ‘wow factor’ jewellery.  Level – beginners.

WORKSHOP – Machine Knitted Felt – Pincushion or Needlecase

This is a half day workshop and lasts for two or three hours and involves hand or machine sewing.  There is a demonstration of techniques used to make a pincushion or needlecase together with plenty of inspiring samples to help create something special and out of the ordinary.  Students are given notes to complete their chosen item, individual attention and gentle encouragement to try something new.  Level – beginners.

WORKSHOP – Angelina Fibre and Film

This is a full day workshop during which students will learn various techniques for creating non-woven fabric using Angelina fibre and beads using Angelina film.  This workshop is very creative, great fun and will definitely add a zing to future projects.  Level – beginners.

CONTACT DETAILS

To book a workshop please contact Marilyn Lott of Torbay Textiles

Telephone        01803 522673
Email               sales@torbaytextiles.co.uk

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