The following workshops are process-based.
You will be shown the techniques/processes to set you on your individual creative path. Therefore, please note that you will not go home with a finished product, but you will be enriched with plenty of inspiration to continue with your work.
textile collage added as a pocket
To create layers you will be offered many different recycled materials; each with their own characteristics. By using different actions you will explore how to work into these materials and discover what happens. This will result in many samples.
Go on a stitch adventure with found objects. They are excellent items to tickle your imagination when you sew them onto cloth. You will be challenged to think outside the box, manipulating stitch, thread, or item. The outcome will be a patchwork of tiny individual artworks, each with their own character. Duration 6 hrs
Discover new ways to use any common embroidery stitch, creating different textures and rhythms. This practice helps you to develop your own voice in slow stitching. Some experience with embroidery is beneficial.
Duration 3 hours.
A very good way of using fabric scraps that are too beautiful to part with. The emphasis is on the process of slow stitching. You will learn how to start a collage and how to build it further into a larger surface, using various embroidery stitches. Some experience with hand stitching is beneficial.
Duration 3 or 6 hrs
Playing with Layers workshop:
Thanks so much for the enjoyable workshop yesterday. Also, thank you for being so generous in passing on your many years of experience. I came away feeling I had learned a lot.
Lucie’s workshops were informative, fun and structured to suit differing skill levels. A lovely relaxed atmosphere and Lucie took lots of trouble to make sure all aspects we were interested in were covered….I’d definitely recommend them and will be taking future opportunities to do additional workshops
L.S from Samford Valley
The setting for the workshop was in the lovely Samford Art gallery, which immediately gives you a sense of peace and quiet, ideal for a few hours of gentle needlework.
I found the workshop very relaxing and also inspiring. I came away with many ideas on how to pursue my stitching. Lucie showed her samples of stitching and gently guided you to experiment with different ideas and was on hand to explain stitches that you may not be familiar with.
I would definitely recommend the workshop, especially if you have a little knowledge of stitching, to gain inspiration on how to extend the work you can do with your stitches.
Thank you Lucie.
If sitting in a creative space, learning new skills with a lovely, gentle teacher sounds like your thing, give a stitching class with Lucie a go.
A three-hour class on a Sunday afternoon was better than therapy as Lucie showed us how to work different types of stitches. She is generous with her time, and knowledge, and after seeing her own work up close, very talented!
She is encouraging, and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t stitched before, she will talk you through, show you how to do it, and won’t make you feel silly if you are a bit slow!!
I have tried some more stitching at home after taking this class, researching some new stitches for myself.
It is so relaxing and satisfying. Give it a go!!!
J. from Ashgrove
Textile Collage private workshop:
"Don’t know what textile collage is???? - then you definitely need to try it - and do it with Lucie. With my new knowledge it is very nice, if I have 10 minutes I can pick up my project, add some stitches and see some instant changes.
What a relaxing and fun filled day, at a beautiful venue with a very talented and generous artist." Cheers, Sue