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Making Textile Vessels

Two day workshop. 9am - 2pm Sat 27th & Sun 28th July. Sussex Prairie Gardens, near Henfield.

  • Starts Jul 27
  • 160 British pounds
  • Sussex Prairie Gardens, near Henfield, BN5 9AT

7 Places left

Course Details

Come and join me at the inspirational Sussex Prairie Gardens and immerse yourself in two wonderful days of making and stitching! This two day workshop will introduce you to a range of techniques; mixing textiles and hand embroidery with some unusual mixed media, to create a beautiful soft fabric vessel. This could be used as a cover to enhance a flower vase, or as a stand-alone decorative item. You will learn step by step, how to create a gorgeous textured background by using paint on stabilising fabric and adding interesting textures and colours like mulberry bark and silk cocoons or carrier rods, to build up some fascinating surface decoration. I will show you how to add metallic elements using foils and copper shim, plus how to use hand embroidery stitches and other embellishments, to make this a truly three-dimensional work. Learn how to fold and shape your vessel, then add a base and inner lining to complete. Price includes all materials and embellishments, with lots of interesting fibres and mixed media elements. Come and play and experiment with some unusual materials in this fun and relaxing course, to take your creativity into a whole new dimension! All day entry to the Prairie Gardens, plus tea, coffee and home made biscuits are also included.

Terms and Conditions

The full fee must be made upon booking to secure your place. If you are unable to attend the workshop and it’s more than 3 weeks in advance of the start date, then I will send a refund to the original payment source. If cancellation is within 3 weeks of your workshop, I am unable to offer a refund unless I can fill your space, or the course is cancelled. Refreshments will be provided free of charge (tea, coffee and biscuits). Most materials are usually provided free of charge (unless otherwise stated), but any additional requirements will emailed to you in advance of the course.

Contact Details


Garden Studio, Storrington 15 Tansy Mead, Storrington, Pulborough, UK

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