WORKSHOPS

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The Experimental Stitch and  Needle-felt brooch workshop.  Saturday 24th July 10-3pm

Tutor: Michala Gyetvai

Level: Suitable for all levels, no experience needed.

 

A day to explore the possibilities of threads and fibres.

Using a variety of materials this workshop introduces different ways you can use hand stitching and needle felting techniques.

Playing with colours and textures, design and make your own textile art brooch.

£85 includes a range of materials and light refreshments - email to book your place

Please bring your own sewing kit, needles and scissors.

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Sketch books, play & investigation, no drawing skills needed!

Saturday 21st August 10-3pm

Tutor: Michala Gyetvai

Level: Suitable for all levels, no experience needed.

A playful day exploring the process of using a sketch book.  Weather permitting we will be walking around the farm and the local environment with views of Kenilworth Castle.  A perfect opportunity to gain confidence, inspire, and learn from Michala's wealth of knowledge (art history) and understanding through mark making. 

£65 includes a range of materials and light refreshments - email to book your place

Please bring your own sketch book and materials. 

Michala Gyetvai, painter, poet & textile artist. 

Michala Gyetvai is an artist based in rural Warwickshire making large painterly textile works which engage with historic, surreal and romantic approaches to experiencing the landscape.  

 

Her work seeks to capture an emotive and evocative interpretation of nature which is constantly refined throughout the process of making. The passion and freedom encountered in the immediacy of sketching is developed and channeled through paintings, and then consolidated into textile pieces. Labour and repetition are central to this process and, depending on the scale the finished textile, can take many months to complete. Michala’s understanding of art is not purely the process of her individual craft, but encompasses a larger historical understanding of artists working in many mediums.

 

Instagram: michalagyetvai

Weaving Weekend Workshop.

Saturday 18-19th September 2021

Tutor: Emma Price

Level: Suitable for all levels, no experience needed.

Cost: £85 per day  £150 for 2 days 

 

Day 1 Saturday . Colour & Texture.  the basics of weaving, understanding warp & weft and how they come together with colour & texture.  Using small looms and natural dyed yarn

 

Day 2 Sunday . Tapestry Weaving.  Making shapes within weave through colour and texture. Using small looms and natural dyed yarn.  

 

£85/£150 includes use of looms and all materials and light refreshments.   If you would like to keep your loom £20 extra.

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Natural Dye/Indigo Weekend Workshop.

Saturday 30-31st October 2021

Tutor: Emma Price

Level: Suitable for all levels, no experience needed.

Cost: £85 per day  £150 for 2 days 

 

Day 1 Saturday.  Making natural dying easy.  Working with non-fugitive dyes (colour fast dyes only). Madder, Logwood, Cochineal, Fustic, Weld,  Rhubarb root.  From mordanting to dye stuff... all you need to know to dye wool & silk.

 

Day 2. Sunday.  Shibori and Indigo.  Through stitch, knotting, clamping... making marks on cotton cloth with indigo.  We will look at how indigo works and how to create your own indigo vat. 

£85/£150 includes all materials and light refreshments.   If you would like to keep your loom £20 extra.

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Block Printing - with natural Dyes with Kate Ryan

 

 

 

 

Printing with Natural Dyes  - investigate the wonderful world of Indian block prints using traditional methods with plants and iron to make repeating patterns on fabric - a workshop for anyone interested in learning how to use nature to create beautiful textiles.

 

2 day workshop £185 10am-4pm Dates for 2022 coming soon

Day One - introduction to working with natural dyes and printing with wooden blocks - mordanting fabric with myrobalan - making pastes for block printing - alum, iron and mud - printing fabric with alum paste - printing fabric with mud paste

 

Day Two - preparation of indigo dye vat - prepare madder bath - dye alum printed fabric in madder and dye mud printed fabric in indigo - print myrobalan mordanted fabric with fermented iron dye

 

Kate teaches everything by demonstrating and will provide notes for the participants to take away.

 

Participants can expect to complete a metre of fabric.

Includes, all materials & equipment, tea & coffee. Please bring pack lunch, apron & rubber gloves. 

Email me emma@inthewoolshed.com to book your place

Spinning 

We have a lovely informal spinning group - who try to meet up once a month, get in touch if you would like to join the group via Whatsapp.  £10 charge per meeting - materials, use of wheels plus teas & coffees included

LEARN TO SPIN! 

 

Spinning taster session - perfect for beginners or those wanting to brush up on skills 
Book a time to suit. suitable for 1-2 people maximum. 2 hours £35pp incl fibres and equipment

 

Email me to book your place 
 

 

Weaving Thursday

2nd Thursday of each month is weaving Thursday 6.30-9pm.  

Due to Covid this workshop is currently on hold


we will be exploring all kinds of weaving, the sessions will be run on an open basis, group decisions... welcome for all including people new to weaving. Bring your own projects or borrow equipment. £10-15 (dependent on materials used!). The idea with weaving Thursday is to create a sharing weaving community for playful experimental weaving. Ideal for beginners & those with lots of experience. tapestry weaving, inkle loom, creative weaving, 4 shaft weaving.

 

Email me to book your place 
 

 

Knitting

Knit & Natter 1st Tuesday of each month 10-12am - Modern Kitchen Kenilworth () - Its a lovely relaxed session suitable for all and the coffee and cakes in this smashing independent coffee shop... will entice you back again and again. please email me with your whatsapp contact to keep upto date.  

Due to Covid this workshop is currently on hold

NEW SOCK knitting workshop! learn to knit a pair of socks over a 4 evening session -  £58pp including our beautiful BFL sock yarn worth £18. You will need to bring your own needles 2.5mm 4 pins. Sock Knitting is the ideal project for the summer months, its small, perfect to take on holidays - and you can knit on the airplane too! WARNING - its addictive! £20 deposit required. 

Due to Covid this workshop is currently on hold

 

Email me to book your place 
 

 

Create your own workshop dates

If you can't find what what you are looking for or the dates don't suit, get in touch - and lets see what we can do for you. 
Email me to book your place Printing with Natural Dyes  - investigate the wonderful world of Indian block prints using traditional methods with plants and iron to make repeating patterns on fabric - a workshop for anyone interested in learning how to use nature to create beautiful textiles.

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